Social Care Tender Writing
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Tendering for Social Care contracts is highly competitive, so you need an experienced Tender Writer who knows what they’re doing. You can read a lot more about us here and see for yourself why we are the Experts.
You may be delivering a great service, but putting that in writing is a different thing altogether. Tender writing varies greatly from writing other documents, so take a look at our Social Care Tender Writing guidance here. It’s about meeting the specification and showing what separates you from the competition.
Before you apply for a tender, read the specification to make sure you meet the requirements. Some social care tenders are only open to experienced providers, so make sure you read it fully. This will save you a lot of time. Don’t worry too much if you are not eligible to apply. Use the time to tighten your working practices.
If you meet the specification and want to apply, ‘register an interest’ on the site where the tender is advertised. You will then receive further instructions regarding the next steps.
With 28 years direct experience in the Social Care sector, you are in safe hands with us.
If you are new to the Tendering Process, click here for more information.
Applications are generally submitted through the completion of a PQQ or an ITT.
Pre- Qualifying Questionnaires (PQQ) and the Invitation to Tender (ITT)
Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire (PQQ): This is a check box exercise where you self-certify that you have the processes in place to meet the specification. The PQQ will determine which providers can meet the initial requirements of the contract.
Invitation to Tender (ITT): When you pass the PQQ, you are invited to complete the ITT. Your responses need to be more detailed and structured. Each question will generally be in the form of a method statement. It is your opportunity to showcase your service delivery skills and highlight what sets you apart from your competitors.
At times, Councils release an ITT without a separate PQQ. In this instance, the PQQ will be within the ITT.
Tip: Remember, method statements are about what you WILL do, as opposed to what you currently do. Use this as an opportunity to tighten your working practices. So, it’s extremely important that you familiarise yourself with what the Council is expecting of you, as a successful provider.
Get in touch with us and let us support you to ensure that does not happen.
See our Tender Writing Tips here.
28 years direct, practical experience working within the sector
We ONLY write responses to tenders in Social Care.
We do NOT use Associates or Sub-contractors.
You have one point of contact, co-ordinating the end-to-end process.
Our working hours are determined by your need, not the usual 9-5.
All response documents we write belong to you – they are not ‘re-used’.