COMMERCIAL: The central London secondary and tertiary care hospital trust has tendered for a firm to provide bed management services.

The large acute trust posted a notice last week asking for interested parties with two options: One for the “purchase/lease of replacement beds, mattresses and pressure area care together with a separable managed service for beds”, the second for a “fully integrated managed service for the provision of beds, mattresses and pressure care equipment and management, logistics, maintenance, upgrades and on-going replacement, provided as an output based service with key performance indicators.”

Bidders must reply by May 8.