Bid Management Services
The healthcare system is seeking to do more for less. This has and will lead to opportunities for organisations to bid for contracts from the DOH and the HSE and perhaps in private healthcare as well. The need to seek better value for money by Government is providing opportunities for organisations to bid for scale multi year tenders in anything f rom specialist screening services, imaging to functional services such as legal services.
It is likely that more services will be insourced / outsourced in future as the DOH and the HSE in particular seek greater efficiencies in all that they do.
In tandem with the above, the DOH and the HSE are also seeking to improve and further professionalise their approach to procurement both on a national and regional basis. The scale of change planned in the Irish Healthcare System over the next 5 years means that there will be many changes in personnel and structures that will make it difficult for bidders to understand the procurement landscape.
The creation of hospital groups in particular will pose many challenges for those trying to sell into a fast changing healthcare system.