An expert team of bid writing specialists from a range of professional backgrounds

Bid Writing and Funding Procurement

The Health & Social Care Bid Writing Team

Our bid writing team have already secured over £350M for organisations and we currently specialise in Health & Social Care and Training & Education – areas where we have a network of specialists in various areas including Quality, who can support our bids.

The team is headed by our Health & Social Care Director, Dr Idara Umoh CP APMP, who is an award-winning bid professional with over 18 years of experience in public sector and private sector Proposals Management, Commercial Operations management and Bid Writing at Director level.

During her career, Idara has written and won tenders in the UK and globally (Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, US and Canada). Her experience covers several sectors such as the Oil and Gas sector, Construction, Infrastructure, Health and Wellbeing, Social Care, Education, IT and Software, Utilities and FM.

Dr. Umoh holds a PhD in Business Communications and a MSc Corporate Communication & Public Affairs, both from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. She is APMP certified to Practitioner level – CP APMP and Shipley trained in proposals management.

The Health & Social Care Bid Writing Team

As well as providing end-to-end tender writing services, the team also offer bid management services, audits, preparation support and various bid-review options, all designed to give you the best possible chance of winning your desired contract. To further improve tendering efficiency, we also have the Tendertracker – a bid management tool that brings all opportunities into one place.

Sub-sectors of tenders we can help with include; Mental Health Tenders, Domiciliary Care Tenders, Supported Living Tenders, Medical PPE, Social Care Contracts, Medical Supplies & Consumables, Medical Equipment Tenders 

  • NHS Frameworks & DPS'

    We can assist you in bidding for a range of contracts available via the NHS Shared Business Services.

  • Local Authority Tenders

    Here to help you with tendering for contracts with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and Local Authorities.

  • Private Sector Tenders

    Experienced in writing high quality bids for a variety of private sector tenders and sub-contract opportunities.

Fees & Guarantees

ESS offers a flexible approach to fees and operates a number of different partnership models. We charge a daily rate for an ESS Bid Writer which depends on the length and complexity of a bid. We also offer retainer options, which is a cost effective way to work with us and something you may wish to consider following a successful bid with us.

We only work with bid writers with a proven track record of successful bids, and can provide references for any of our writers upon request. The experience and success of our bid writing team, enables them to tell you up-front whether they believe you have a reasonable chance of success with your intended bid. 

We will aim to let you have a first draft of your bid at least one week before the deadline (providing the lead time allows for this).

Contact us today for a confidential discussion regarding our Bid Writing services and find out more about how we can help.

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