Systemic Calls for Tender
Infrastructure investments in the health sector often face manifold problems, ranging from incompatible equipment, lack of knowledge to operate it and insufficient maintenance. As a result, adequate medical treatment is hampered and scarce funds are used inefficiently.
A systemic call for tender offers an alternative approach. It comprises an integrated view starting from the planning phase and provides a holistic solution by one party. While a systemic call for tender is not a one-sizefits- all solution for every investment situation, in appropriate cases it offers significant advantages. It can help to ensure greater sustainability (e.g. by including life-cycle costs), avoid breaks between planning and execution and reduce the coordination between otherwise separate construction and equipment suppliers.
Differences between normal and systemic calls for tender
Normal calls for tender usually only cover the supply and installation of equipment and other services. By contrast, systemic calls for tender take into account the overall performance of the system throughout its life period, beginning with the planning, delivery, installation, long-term maintenance, training through to considering life-cycle costs. It might even include operational management of the system.
Advantages of systemic calls for tender
Systemic calls for tender:
- help to establish sustainability within the healthcare facilities by considering life-cycle-costs and including a long-term maintenance contract
- improve the flow between planning and execution; therefore the know-how and experience of the bidders could be used to optimize the services.
- simplify the necessary coordination of the pre-installation requisites between the individual service providers and the equipment supplier.
Systemic Calls for Tender: