Provider Bid Development
We work with providers to develop and refine Benson models to inform tender submissions for forthcoming tenders. This may be for an incumbent provider, a provider looking to extend service provision to a new or neighbouring area, or a new entrant into the market.
Using the Benson model combined with our data analysis, population profiling and benchmarking services give providers a dynamic, intelligence led approach that can be delivered quickly and at a modest cost. We can work directly with bid support teams and where there are resource or skill shortages some of these functions can be outsourced to us. Most importantly, Benson will assist with costing, pricing and financial feasibility to predict implications of adopting various delivery models.
Our provider models are typically rolled in out 8-10 weeks and feature ongoing remote support to deliver updates and ensure any issues can be resolved quickly.
As well as the contract advantages, successful providers are particularly interested in continuing to refine and maintain the contract model, to establish a formal planning methodology that they can own, update and continue to enhance over time. This assists in identifying theoretical capacity of the locality teams, plus the optimum workforce structure in each team which can be used to guide future workforce allocation. Using Benson also allows providers to interact more constructively with commissioners.