Year of completion: 2021
Healthcare Sector: Non-Obstetric Ultrasounds
Project Category: Bid writing & management
Project Duration: 4 weeks
This 24,000-word Greater Manchester NOUS tender featured 7 different localities that had to be equally considered and incorporated within an overarching service solution. As this was a tender following on from one that was previously cancelled—which was then incorporated into, and subsequently removed from this bid—our team already had a keen understanding of the complexities of this project before our Pink Team kick-off.
We conducted a comprehensive specification analysis so that when we approached YHS’ Director and Bid Lead, Joanne Holgate, we had a strategy that focused on building on our existing knowledge and experience to deliver a tailored, content-rich bid. This not only manifested in our written work, but, indeed, in the significant time spent in research and internal strategising that ensured we reflected YHS’ service solution against each patient population and CCG’s most pertinent needs.
Our project team—including Senior Bid Manager, Georgia, alongside two of our Bid Managers, Sophie and Tania—also delivered a set of beautifully designed graphics and attachments that enabled workforce, mobilisation, clinical governance, and the operational model to be visualised. This was truly an all-encompassing service, with a dedicated team who understood the needs of the service as well the bid compliance elements to be able to offer leadership, support, advice, and recommendations that led to a high-quality, compelling, and successful tender.
The successes of this project were undoubtedly the ways in which we helped the client. With the preparation work undertaken to analyse the differences between the original and the re-issued tender, we enabled YHS to bid for this opportunity that they were entirely suited for, without the added burden of dissecting minute differences between tender documents and losing internal resource to content creation at scale.
We understand the client, and their way of working. Due to delivering a frontline service, there are time constraints that we need to factor into our overall bidding process. As we have built up trust with YHS over many years and numerous bids, we can apply our bank of knowledge of the company and their approach to service delivery and hold targeted Pink Teams to address specific service model design points, optimising sessions with the client.