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During the year 2014 TfC wrote 38 successful health and social care tenders and we also reviewed 613 tenders. The review process provides support and learning about the application of TfC’s unique and highly successful “forensic Approach” to the preparation of method statements.

    The 15 month period from January 2014 to March 2015 saw a significant increase in the number of health and social care tenders published: 6,917 tender notices published against 5,733 during the previous 18 months. The publication of the 2015 Public Contracts Regulations, effective 26th February 2015, which brought the EU Directive 2014/24/EU into UK law, has had an immediate effect. We also monitor changes such as;

types of tenders published;
the questions asked;
the behaviour of purchasers in appraising tenders;
the way in which feedback is being provided.

    My blog reflects this wide range of information and experience. It is is a set of random comments, which respect the confidentiality of all concerned, but which may provide some insights which could help a provider, large or small, gain those precious additional points leading to a win.

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