What You Need to Know About Medical Consumables Tenders

Published30th March 2022

Medical consumables tenders: Answering your questions

Medical consumables tenders are integral to the healthcare industry. Since the pandemic, healthcare procurement rates have shot up. This provides lucrative opportunities for anyone with the initiative, and this is where we come in. In this blog, we’ll share some insights into the tendering process for medical consumables tenders.

What are medical consumables tenders?

For those who don’t know, medical consumables tenders are the result of healthcare procurement. This means that the buyer (often the NHS) is provided with a pool of suppliers. The process contains the desire for suppliers, initial shortening, and eventual selection of the buyer.

Tenders could ask for the supply of various consumables, such as:

  • Syringe needles
  • First aid kits
  • Stethoscopes
  • Ice packs
  • Orthopaedic footwear
  • Clinical reagents
  • Disposable gloves
  • Medical scrubs
  • Suction catheter

Environment-friendly tenders and social value

To help reduce waste and safeguard the environment, the purchasing authority will buy consumables and services that adhere to:

  • Maximum post-consumer waste or recyclable material
  • Minimal packaging
  • Minimal environmental dangers
  • Maximum energy efficiency
  • Recycling potential
  • Disposal expenses.

With the advent of social value, integrating social and environmental responsibility into your products is growing in importance. Social value generally focuses on:

  • Creating new jobs and promoting skills
  • Encouraging economic growth
  • Supporting COVID-19 recovery
  • Tackling climate change
  • Levelling up the UK.


To secure medical consumables tenders, it’s no surprise that you would need qualifications and accreditations. After all, the purchasing authority needs to know that you can adequately supply the contract. Without these qualifications, your chances of winning the contract reduce significantly. So, organising your certifications and evidence will support your credibility.

In summary

So, we’ve finished this blog on medical consumables tenders! Now you have a good grasp on what it takes to succeed. You know about:

  • The types of tenders that are published
  • The benefits of medical consumables tender to both the buyer and the supplier
  • How important it is to adhere to ‘Social Value’ and ensure your products are environmentally friendly.

Where can I find medical consumables tenders?

Through our extensive searches for medical consumables tenders, we’ve come to one sensible option…

Healthcare Tenders

By removing unreliable CPV codes, we’ve created a portal that infinitely smoothens the process of searching for tenders.

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.

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 DPSs. Once they are uploaded to our portal, you can filter the results by budget, keyword, location and more.

Below are previous medical consumables tenders sourced on our portal:

Breathing Systems & Consumables

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership-Procurement Services (hosted by Velindre University NHS Trust) –Wales – Budget: £2,861,528

Laboratory Scale Spray Dryer Framework

Centre for Process Innovation – North East – Budget: £177,897

TCD-22-C0968 – COVID-19 Antigen Test kits

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin – Republic of Ireland – Budget: £5,000,000

Supply of Sterilisation Paper & Tray Wrap

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust – West Midlands – Budget: £100,000

Coagulometer & Consumables [3695980]

Procurement and Logistics Service – Northern Ireland – Budget: £104,000

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Need help writing your next medical consumables 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. 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 medical consumables tenders.

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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