The Golden Rules of Bidding into the NHS

Wednesday 27th June, 17:30 – 20:00

Join us on Wednesday 27th June from 17:30 to find out how to give your business the best chance of success when bidding into the National Health Service.

Understanding the NHS and the Public Sector procurement landscape is difficult, it is very fragmented and hard to navigate. From a ‘Supplier’ perspective, particularly one that is unfamiliar with tendering for Public Sector business, knowing where to go, what to do and how to do it can simply be too much. A lack of knowledge and understanding on the supplier’s part could result in all areas of the Public Sector missing out on innovation.

Public procurement is founded on principles of equality, transparency and proportionality – where every aspect of the problem to be solved must be reviewed objectively against defined criteria. As a ‘Supplier’ putting innovation, and passion, into neatly defined ‘boxes’ to match specified criteria and word count can be a real challenge.

This workshop is designed to help give suppliers an understanding of what it’s all about and the end-to-end procurement process. ‘Golden Rules for Bidding into the NHS and the Public Sector’ will help guide suppliers through the initial process; identifying tenders relating to your company / products, the procurement / tendering process itself, tender documentation, evaluation criteria and marking schemes, your rights, the do’s and the don’ts to increase your chances of winning and a bit of a heads up into some changes in the NHS.

The workshop will be hosted by Julie Collins who is the lead consultant at Apsiz Services Limited (Apsiz) a Procurement and Bid Management Consultancy. The team at Apsiz are experienced Public Sector Procurement professionals who have years of first-hand knowledge, working with the likes of Crown Commercial Service (CCS), NHS England, NHS Supply Chain, NHS Digital and many more.

Since forming in 2013 Apsiz have been successful in supporting a large number of businesses in helping them to understand and improve their bidding into the Public Sector to help retain and win new business, specifically in the NHS This event is being co-organised by the Wessex Academic Health Science Network, which is a statutory body, funded by NHS England, to accelerate innovation into the NHS. The timings of the event are as follows:

17:30 - 18:00 - Registration (tea & coffee)

18:00 - 18:40 - Julie Collins " The Golden Rules for Bidding into the NHS”

18:40 - 19:00 - Q&A

19:00 -20:00 - Discussion, networking and food.

Note that tickets for this event are refundable if you attend, but if you don't attend your order will not be refunded. Therefore, provided you show up for the event itself, it's FREE!

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