Planning for bid success

How does planning increase your chance of submitting a winning bid?

At HealthBid, we help our clients plan winning bids. As the UK’s leading specialist healthcare bid writing company, we know from experience that clients who build in appropriate planning time as part of their bid preparation increase the quality of their next submission.

Whether you have weeks or months until your next bid we can help you plan and prepare smarter. Through getting to know you and your team’s vision for the opportunity, and sharing our key knowledge and insight into the healthcare sector, we can help you shape your approach to increase your chance of success.

Download our bid planning white paper

As the UK’s leading specialist healthcare bid writing company, we know that time spent on bid planning is never wasted. Well planned bids have a greater probability of winning, save you time and strengthen your internal team’s approach.

Download our FREE HealthBid Insights White Paper today to learn how to plan effectively for your next opportunity and find out how HealthBid can help you overcome your barriers to bid success.

Our Bid Planning Services

Our team work exclusively in the healthcare sector and have extensive knowledge, skills and experience planning and delivering winning healthcare bids. From first contact, our sales and senior bid team will work with you to establish where we can add the most value to your bid planning and preparation. Depending on your requirements we will provide you with the right team members, tools, and expertise to achieve your goals.

Capture Planning

Helping you drill down into the opportunity, examine your preparedness, explore your competitors and discuss your financial approach using a combination of tools and workshops. Our detailed report will enable you to make informed decisions about the next stage of the bidding process.

Gap Analysis

Helping you identify strengths and analyse gaps against our extensive experience of optimising responses to tender specifications and Commissioner scoring matrices. This process empowers you with a plan of action to develop your business before you undertake your next bid.

Solution Design

With our breadth of experience, technical expertise and subject matter experts we can support you to illustrate, iterate and refine your service model and solution design to give you the best chance of success in your bid.

Making Bid No-Bid Decisions

With our expertise and range of bid readiness planning activities, we can help you decide whether you’re ready to bid for a contract and inform your bid no-bid decision making.

Stakeholder Engagement

We are experienced in coordinating stakeholder engagement events and activities from patients to staff, to engaging diverse stakeholders in Integrated Care Systems.

Training & Developing

Based on our experience and success, we can support your team to develop and improve your bidding skills. From specific training on the bid and tender process to general team development, training and facilitation – we are flexible to meet your needs.


Alison, Head of Development

As our Head of Development, Alison leads the Plan process, harnessing the bid team and specialist healthcare consultants to deliver successful projects. Alongside her role at HealthBid, Alison is a Secondary Care clinician with experience across a variety of specialties including elderly care, palliative care, emergency medicine and the COVID-19 response. Alison is also a lecturer at the University of Leeds Medical School where she holds a teaching and leadership role in curriculum development, teaching professionalism, wellbeing, leadership, team working and patient safety.

Alison has gained valuable experience working on several projects including the NHS England New Models of Care Vanguard Programme, gaining insight into the benefits and challenges of delivering an integrated health and wellbeing person-centred agenda. She also has experience working with NHSE on primary care quality involvement as part of the Time for Care Team, working to support teams to test improvement ideas, find efficiencies, improve team working and take a holistic approach to improving patient experience and outcomes.

Where to start

Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or have no idea where to start to plan for your next winning bid, we can help.

Our fee for bid planning depends on a range of factors, including the size and complexity of the tender opportunity. For a free, no-obligation quote, contact our sales team today on 0113 479 0803, email or fill out the below contact form and a member of our sales team will be happy to help.

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