Examples of Healthcare Contracts You Can Win

Published4th May 2022

Struggling to win healthcare tenders? We can help!

Are you wanting to bid on healthcare contracts, but don’t know where to start? Looking at some examples of healthcare contracts can help you gain more perspective.

When it comes to healthcare, there are so many services provided within the industry. Which therefore means that there are many healthcare contracts you can bid on.

With this in mind, finding healthcare contracts can be tricky if you don’t know where or what to look for. Firstly, you need to narrow down what type of healthcare contract you are looking for. The type and size of healthcare contracts you can tender for will be down to you and your business.

Examples of Healthcare contracts in the 4 main categories

Most healthcare contracts will fall under the following categories:

Domiciliary Care – These are contracts relating to care provided to elderly and disadvantaged or vulnerable people.

An example of a domiciliary healthcare contract we have previously sourced is:

Open Framework For Children’s and Young People’s Complex Domiciliary Care Services 

NHS Hampshire, Southampton, and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group – South East – £30 Million

Supported Living – This refers to care services provided to vulnerable people who need at home care support. This could be people with learning difficulties, young offenders or even asylum seekers. Ages will also vary, therefore the care services can vary too.

A supported living contract we have previously sourced is:

AT1115 Supported Living for People with Mental Health Needs

Luton Council – Eastern – Budget: Undisclosed

Medical Equipment & PPE – Is the provision of appropriate medical equipment, surgical equipment, hygiene supplies, and PPE to healthcare facilities and providers.

A previously sourced medical equipment contract is:

Supply of Care Equipment for Daily Living (Simple Aids by Prescription) Framework

Cumbria CouncilNorth West – £26 Million

Care Services – Contracts in this category usually apply to social care, mental health and first aid services.

An example of a healthcare contract in this sector is:

Provision of Consultancy to Develop the Role of Carers’ Lead for Social Care

Wrexham County Borough Council – Wales – £5K

 

Where to find live healthcare contract opportunities

Our Healthcare Tenders portal uploads a wide range of tenders in the healthcare industry, across the UK. This helps to streamline the process, saving you time and resources.

At the time of writing this blog (April 2022), there are almost 700 live opportunities on our Healthcare Tenders portal.

What is Healthcare Tenders?

Healthcare Tenders is a time-saving tool. Our Opportunity Trackers manually search hundreds of sites for the latest healthcare leads and opportunities. They upload a whole range of opportunities such as single-provider contracts, NHS frameworks and DPS’. Once they are uploaded to our portal, you can filter the results by budget, keyword, location and more.

Below are some more examples of healthcare contracts previously sourced on our portal. This will give you a better understanding of the types of healthcare contracts you can find on Healthcare Tenders.

 

Sterilisation Solutions Services 

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust – West Midlands – £33K

 

Changing Futures Lived Experience Network 

Cumbria County Council – North West – £40K

 

Provision of BLMK Dental Epidemiology Services 

Bedford Borough Council – Eastern – £448K

 

Supply of Theatre Nursing Staff Teams 

NHS Lanarkshire – Scotland – Budget: Undisclosed

 

Dynamic Purchasing System – Temporary Accommodation 

London Borough of Hillingdon – London – Budget: Undisclosed

 

Summary

Now that you have seen some examples of healthcare contracts, you should have a better understanding of healthcare tender opportunities. This will put you in a better position to start bidding on healthcare contracts.

So, have you seen any tenders of interest?

We can help you source contracts for your business, and even support with the tendering process.

Here are 3 tips for future success in your bid responses

When tendering for healthcare contracts, you need to do all you can for the best chance of success. Here are three tips to help you approach your next bid proposal:

 

  1. Successful bid management – Work with your team to create internal deadlines and progress meetings to ensure a prompt delivery of the bid. You don’t want to miss out on a tender opportunity because you missed the deadline. So, ensure you have your management processes in place.

 

  1. Address every question – Ensuring questions are answered properly, and taking particular detail in questions around patient care, risk mitigation, performance management, etc. Especially when it comes to public healthcare contracts. Buyers will look to ensure you have answered their questions correctly and you can meet their needs.

 

  1. Relevant case studies – Understanding the importance of relevant evidence for the buyer. Providing three case studies from the last three to five years. It shows you are legit and even more so if you back it up with accreditations. For example, being CQC registered puts you a better position to win bids.

 

Need help with writing healthcare bids? 

If you don’t have the resources or time to write a winning bid, why not outsource it? Our sister company, Hudson Succeed, boasts an 87% success rate and has over 60 years of collective bidding experience. They offer four bid writing support packages to help you on the path to success. Whether you’re new to tendering, or simply need someone to proof your written response before you submit – we can help.

Tender Ready

Our Tender Ready programme is designed for those who have never tendered before. This four-week programme works with you to ensure you have everything in place to tender successfully.

Tender Improvement

Tender Improvement can help if you’re already tendering but aren’t seeing success from your current efforts. Our Bid Writers will assess your previous submissions and supporting documents. They’ll give you feedback and guidance on how to improve, helping you to secure your next healthcare contract.

Tender Mentor

If you’ve written a tender and need someone to proofread, it – Tender Mentor is for you. A Bid Writer will double-check it’s in line with the specification and free of any grammar or spelling mistakes.

Tender Writing

If you’ve found the perfect tender but don’t know where to start – we can help. Send the specification over to us and our Bid Team will do the rest. They’ll let you know what they need from you and provide you with a full breakdown. They’ll even submit it on your behalf, leaving you more time to focus on your business.

Get in touch to find out more information.

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Here are just some of the time-saving benefits that Discover Elite offers:

  • An annual subscription to a maximum of two Discover portals of your choice.
  • Up to five bid breakdowns per month to help you make your bid or no-bid
  • Weekly phone calls with your Account Manager to discuss viable healthcare leads and tendering opportunities.
  • Award and pre-market engagement notices monitored on your behalf.
  • Public and private buyer portal management including registering, password management, downloading documents and assessing viability based on your bid strategy.

Contact us for more information.

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