Healthcare tenders cover a wide range of services and governmental organisations such as the NHS rely on private sector providers to procure the critical services, supplies and goods they need.
How to find healthcare tenders
The NHS spends roughly a third of its £122 billion budget procuring goods and services, and has prioritised reducing costs and improving operational efficiencies within the healthcare sector. The private sector delivered a total of £8.7 billion of NHS services last year, according to Department of Health accounts. These figures exclude general practice, dentistry and community pharmacies, which can also be delivered by the private sector. These are just a few of the many opportunities which are available in the healthcare sector, and last year alone Tracker published more than 10,000 healthcare tenders.
Opportunities to win medical tenders
The range of crucial services the healthcare industry provides means there is a constant stream of medical tender opportunities for equipment and services across many different areas and specialisms. Many of these services are provided by the private sector. For example, a study by the British Medical Journal found that roughly one-third of the contracts to provide NHS clinical services are won by private sector providers. The healthcare sector is a rewarding industry for private sector suppliers, and they provide a vast range of services to the NHS, such as:
- Ambulance and emergency services equipment
- Pharmaceuticals and medicine
- Dentistry equipment and services
- Medical equipment and uniforms
- Dermatology equipment
However, finding these opportunities starts with having access to the right intelligence. To get your share of this lucrative marketplace and find out about opportunities as soon as they become available, sign up to Tracker today. Free for 3 days