Social Care Tenders

It seems to be about the money

Person Centred Care the mantra of the specification. The contract looks good and the opportunity is a means of securing income.

The reality is often that we are competitively bidding at the council’s fixed rate. This is often below the market hourly charge.

The example that springs to mind, the National Care Association in the publication “2019 Social Care Briefing paper”, the authors noted that:

The result being that Local Authorities feel comfortable commissioning complex care at unrealistically low prices – a patient in an NHS facility with assessed care needs costs the state over £2000 p/w but on discharge the commissioner will expect to purchase the same care in more homely surrounding for about £600 per week. Clearly, there is a disconnect between what we pay for care!

This is reflected at a local level when we compare the real cost and the price paid. This is one of the motivations for pushing more Not for Profit providers into the marketplace. However, Not for Profits must at less remain ahead of the “breakeven point”.

Our Solution

As experienced care sector project managers the team addresses the key factors that reduce overheads and unavoidable cost centres.

Work processes, the greatest efficiency in all service provision remains to “meet the need as it arises”. It sounds simple, with the right systems it can be. This always requires discipline and a responsive approach.

A delays cost time and therefore money. Therefore, maximise your communication tools, understand how to ensure your client need to contact your team, armed with the up to date information the next visit is successful in meeting that need.

Effective communication tools add value to the offer and can reduce the face to face time a client requires.

Access to assistive technologies is often understood to be the answer to prayer, however, access to additional community support is where the real added value occurs.

Our Offer to Social Care providers

Recently registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), want to get on the Dynamic Purchasing List and then win the mini-competitions?

Our social care setup tools enable you to gather the right evidence, provide information on the level of experience and competence, get the finances right. This includes understanding how to calculate your hourly rate, project income based on knowledge of the sector funding and contracts. Our team of experienced project manager ensures you are ready to tender.

We ensure that you remain competitive and we will help you through the first tenders as part of the tender readiness process.

Win Contracts

To win the strategy is simple:

  • Preparation
  • Clarity
  • Cost sensitivity
  • Realistic plans
  • Let your work speak

New start-up or years in the sector these tools are designed to streamline your tendering process, contracting arrangements and ensure that your business remains competitive.

Contact Us for information about all our bid and tender writing services.


Experienced Practitioners

The first contact remains the most challenging in any business relationship. We talk of “first impressions”, the importance of those first few seconds and the reality is: “we like to do business with those we know, like, and trust”.

This can limit our access to specialist support. Therefore, having worked with many great freelance practitioners it is the aim of this website to introduce Mark P Trotter’s business services and access to the skilled support I call on when my customers need additional help.

Marketing / Content

Often when we work alone it is easy to over-complicate things. A few hours of a skilled marketing professional’s time can be invaluable.

Creating unambiguous copy for your website is vital, or just structuring your thoughts for a blog. the network of freelance support in the UK is a treasure trove for all small businesses.

Providing access to skilled and very talented practitioners often save time and therefore money.

It easy to become the most expensive form designer, customer service rep and admin worker in your own business, the same applies to marketing material and content writing.

MT Management maximizes your access to that pool of skilled freelancers

Social Care

UK Councils are discussing the need to cut contracts and reduce prices. For many smaller care businesses that should be great news.

However, because of contract pressure, these service providers only have time to react to the proposed change. Access to a specialist service can make all the difference. For example:

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

KKS Management provide all the support required for a successful application.

Content Creation

Corporate Communication

pippin Consulatncy – Catherine provides Compelling Content for Annual reports, corporate responsibility brochures, staff handbooks, …

Tender Management

Mark P Trotter

Specialist business support including comprehensive tender writing services. Winning contracts prepared by experienced bid writers

The advantage of working with skilled freelance practitioners is financial, you pay for what you need, task-driven and highly professional individuals focused on delivering high-quality products.

MT Management is a site in development so for more information follow the links to KKS Management and Pippin Consultancy or Contact us

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