First Aid Tenders – A Guide to Public Sector First Aid Contracts

Published15th April 2020

First aid tenders: A complete guide

Hudson’s Healthcare Tenders portal brings you a huge variety of healthcare-related tenders, suitable for your organisation. Healthcare Tenders is a resource designed to help you source and secure new business opportunities via the public procurement process. 

Our dedicated in-house Opportunity Trackers manually search hundreds of opportunities daily. Through our Healthcare Tenders portal, we provide you with the latest, most relevant and current contract opportunities, including first aid tenders.  

Our intuitive keyword search tool removes the complex and often misleading issue of CPV codes. Meaning that you are only presented with the specific Healthcare Tenders (i.e, first aid tenders) that you want to see. Saving your business time, resource and, most importantly, money!

There is a wide variety of first aid tenders available to you through our Healthcare Tenders portal. These are suitable for organisations of all sizes, inclusive of small-to-medium-enterprises (SMEs), charitable organisations and national healthcare agencies. 

First aid tenders tend to fall into one of the following three categories:

  • The provision of first aid at an event of stated location, i.e at an organised event, such as a music festival, etc.
  • The provision of first aid/health & safety training within the workplace, schools, community groups, etc.
  • The supply of first aid equipment to NHS hospitals, coastguards, schools, etc. 

First aid tenders are available through a number of different contract types. This will give your organisation flexibility in the tendering process. For example, you can tender for: 

To be awarded a first aid contract, you must typically pass a number of stages as part of the NHS tendering process. These stages include: 

Initially, you must pass all sections within the SQ, demonstrating how your organisation meets the buyer’s requirements. This may include providing evidence of: 

  • Policies and procedures
  • Any certifications and qualifications
  • Insurance 
  • Your organisation’s finances.

All healthcare initiatives within the public sector are highly regulated. This is because care must meet particular standards. Additionally, the public sector is accountable for how it spends public money. Local authorities and councils will, therefore, tender through ‘public sector procurement’ routes. Suppliers will be required to provide the above documentation and evidence to prove their capability to undertake the work, in accordance with first aid regulation. 

First aid tenders are typically procured by local authorities who require the provision of first aid, training or equipment within their area. Tender opportunities will typically come in the form of a framework or DPS.

As suppliers are enlisted to provide the work over an extended period of time within the local authority area.

How can Healthcare Tenders help?

Let Healthcare Tenders help you – we will make sure you stay ahead of the game; notifying you of all current first aid tenders.

Your subscription to Healthcare Tenders includes:

  • Unlimited access to the portal containing all active first aid tenders, which you can filter according to budget size, location and keywords (including such terms like ‘first aid tenders’)
  • A daily bulletin sent straight to your inbox, containing all the new contract notices our Opportunity Trackers have found that day
  • A dedicated Account Manager who will deal with all queries relating to Healthcare Tenders or to tendering in general
  • A free 20-minute phone consultation with our bid writing experts from Hudson Succeed – who can answer specific questions and provide advice and guidance related to your tendering journey.

What makes Healthcare Tenders different?

Healthcare Tenders is a time-saving tool. Our Opportunity Trackers manually search numerous 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.

Here are five examples of first aid tenders that we’ve previously sourced on the portal: 

Health & Safety Training

Wolverhampton City Council – West Midlands – Budget: £180,000

First Aid Training 

Moray Council – Scotland – Budget: £200,000

First Aid Materials 

Education Authority NI – Northern Ireland – Budget: £520,000

Single-Party Framework Agreement for the Supply of Individual First Aid Kits

Irish Defence Forces – Republic of Ireland – Budget: £550,000

Supply & Delivery of First Aid & Medical Supplies

Lancashire County Council – North West – Budget: £758,000

We also source opportunities to bid for the following:

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Want to save even more time?

Upgrading to Discover Elite can help optimise your tendering efforts, even when you’re busy!

The Ultimate Time-Saving Tool offers your business:

  • 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 first aid leads and tendering opportunities.
  • Award and pre-market engagement notice monitored on your behalf.
  • Public and private buyer portal management including registering, password management, downloading documents and assessing viability based on your bid strategy.

The Pre-Bid Master package can offer your business:

  • All of the above
  • Up to seven bid breakdowns per month
  • A bespoke bidding strategy, developed by our senior bidding professionals.

Need help writing your next first aid tender?

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 have over 60 years of collective bidding experience. We offer four bid writing support packages that can get 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 4-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 first aid contracts.

Tender Mentor

If you’ve written a home care tender response 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 Tender Writing 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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Let us help you to help others. Get in touch with Healthcare Tenders today for a free trial/free demo of the portal!

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