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NHS contracts and FOI

Is your company tendering for public sector healthcare contracts? If so, you'll be aware of how important it is to know everything possible about the organisations you want to sell to and your rival bidders. But what you might not know is that you can obtain a wealth of valuable commercial information under the Freedom of Information Act.

What can you get under the FOI Act?

If you use the Act properly, you can obtain such documents as:

  • Submitted PQQs
  • Bid documents
  • Scoring and evaluations
  • Contracts
  • Contract evaluations and performance reviews
  • Internal correspondence

How the FOI Act can help you make successful tenders

If you’re tendering for NHS contracts then such information can make the difference between success and failure. And, if you've just lost out on a healthcare contract to a rival, then it can reveal why and put you in a much stronger position when you next bid.

If you’re not using the FOI Act to access commercial intelligence about your competitors and NHS clients, you can be sure that your competitors are.

How you can get the information you need

Of course, leveraging the FOI Act to your advantage is often difficult. Many NHS trusts, CCGs and health authorities are reluctant to share commercial information, even when they should. So, unless you have in-depth knowledge of the legislation, your information requests might be refused. Appealing against refusals takes time and runs the danger of alienating the very people you want to do business with.

That’s where we come in.

Helping you to get the most out of FOI

The Freedom of Information Agency has the knowledge and experience to get the most out of the UK's FOI legislation. Our expertise means that we know what information NHS organisations should release and we know how to challenge them when they refuse. And when we request information we don't have to say why we want it and for whom were are obtaining it, so the organisation need not know of your involvement.

Why not find out more?

To learn more about how we can help your business win public sector contracts, call us now for a free consultation on 07779 290010.

Or to download our free booklet on the commercial uses of the FOI Act, please enter your details below, then click the link that appears beneath. We have a very simple and strict data protection policy: we don’t share your data with anyone.

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