A briefing for clinical commissioning groups
What we’ve heard about tendering
What the reality is
Commissioners need to secure healthcare services that meet the needs of their patients, are high quality and value for money.
While there are requirements for commissioners to be fair and transparent about what they are doing, it is not true that all contracts must be awarded using a competitive tender process.
We have a dedicated team to assist providers and commissioners on these matters. If you're in any doubt, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.