Client: Large NHS Foundation Trust
Year of completion: 2021
Healthcare Sector: Children’s Services
Project Category: Bid Planning
By using HealthBid’s Plan service, organisations improve their chances of winning bids, save time during the bid process, and reduce stress on their teams.
A good example of this is a recent piece of work that we carried out for a large Foundation Trust who have asked to remain anonymous. Our unique model of working meant that this project could be resourced flexibly as required at different phases, with one of our senior management team taking the lead throughout.
This Trust were keen to bid on a forthcoming piece of work for children’s services in a new area – they already run similar services in another part of the country. When we had an initial consultation with them, they discussed the strategic importance of winning this contract but also the fact that they did not know the local area as well as their other contracts, and they expected it to be a very competitive tender.
Our team sifted through local health and social care needs, using NHS Fingerprints, the JSNA, and other sources. This built up a clear picture of local factors that would influence both how the service should be delivered, and how this should be described in the bid document itself.
By carrying out this work in advance of the bid, the client significantly reduced the amount of work that needed to be done during the more stressful bid phase.
The plan work we did shows how our team and our unique model of working can help you to Plan your bids better, giving you a better chance of winning, whilst also reducing the stress on your team during the bid phase.