Social Care Tender Writing: Insights from the Experts

Published9th March 2022

3 tips for social care tender writing

Are you a healthcare business, searching for tips for social care tender writing? Navigating the NHS tendering process can be tricky, especially for businesses that are new to tendering for work. In this blog, we’ll provide you with three tips for social care tender writing. So, you’ll be ready to face your next social care tender!

3 tips to improve your social care tender writing

  1. Demonstrate your experience

To show the buyer that you’re suitable for the contract, you need to demonstrate your past experience. To do this effectively, you should include relevant case studies in your tender response.

Ideally, you will have two to three contract examples from the past five years. These should be similar in size, scope and complexity to the contract you’re bidding for. For example, for successful social care tender writing, you need to demonstrate your experience with social care contracts. Providing the buyer with evidence of your medical PPE or ambulance experience won’t do you any favours.

  1. Use clear, simple language

For effective social care tender writing, you need to use clear, simple language in your tender response. If the buyer finds your proposal difficult to read, then they’re unlikely to award you the contract. So, it’s important to use short, concise sentences. Don’t overcomplicate your response with ‘fluffy’ language and filler words.

You should also avoid using overly complex jargon in your response. The buyer might have knowledge of this terminology, however, there’s a good chance they don’t. If that’s the case, they’ll struggle to understand your response, and you’re likely to lose out on that tender.

  1. Proofread, edit and review

Our final tip for social care tender writing is to proofread and edit your bid responses.

This is crucial for tendering success. The tendering process is extremely competitive, with many businesses applying for the same contracts. For that reason, you need to focus on the tiniest details to make your tender response stand out. That includes making sure that your response is completely free of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

To ensure that your responses are error free, you could try:

  • Leaving your response for a few days and going back to it with fresh eyes
  • Asking someone else to proofread and edit your response for you
  • Enlisting the help of experts, such as professional Bid Writers.

Summary

There are certain things you can do to improve your social care tender writing and win contracts for your business. Remember to include relevant case studies that showcase your experience. You also need to use clear, simple language that is easy to for the buyer to review. Finally, make sure that you proofread and edit your response before submitting it.

Need help writing your next social care 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 social care tenders.

Tender Mentor

If you’ve written a social 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.

Where can I find social care tenders?

You may be wondering where you can find social care tenders. You likely don’t have the time to trawl through numerous websites, relying on inaccurate CPV codes. Luckily for you, we have a solution.

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

Below are previous social care tenders sourced on our Healthcare Tenders portal:

321000 – Social Community Care Supplies & Services – Adult

Wirral Borough Council – North West – Budget: Undisclosed

NHSE810 – Her Majesty’s Prison’s (HMP) Hull & Humber Primary Care Services Invitation to Tender

NHS England & NHS Improvement – North East – Budget: Undisclosed

Prior Information Notice – Qualification of Management & Delivery of Shared Lives Services (Via Adult Social Care DPS Lot 17)

Slough Borough Council – South East – Budget: Undisclosed

Healthwatch Southend Service

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – Eastern – Budget: Undisclosed

Early Intervention & Prevention & Carers (Adult & Young Carers)

Wirral Borough Council – North West – Budget: Undisclosed

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

We source healthcare tenders for the following sub-sectors:

Book a free live demo today.

Want to save even more time?

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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 decisions.
  • Weekly phone calls with your Account Manager to discuss viable social care 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.

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