Published date: 24 August 2015

This notice was replaced on 24 August 2015

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 12 December 2016)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • World wide web (www) site operation host services - 72415000

  • Administrative social services - 85321000

  • Services furnished by business organisations - 98111000

    • Services furnished by professional organisations - 98112000

    • Services furnished by specialist organisations - 98113000

    • Services furnished by social membership organisations - 98133000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£150,000 to £192,000

Procurement reference


Published date

24 August 2015

Closing date

7 September 2015

Contract start date

1 October 2015

Contract end date

30 September 2017

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The current service provider is the College of Social Work (TCSW); which will close by the 30th September 2015. The Department is seeking to protect its previous investment by ensuring that Government funded programmes and products currently provided by TCSW remain available to the Social Work sector. This tender is for provision of four specific services and the period of the Contract is two years, with a potential extension of a further one year.
The services are:
• Hosting on a website various publications that were commissioned by Government;
• Hosting the Principal Social Worker (PSW) Network (Adults);
• Hosting the Principal Social Worker Network (PSW) (Children's); and
• Certification of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) (adults).
This is notification that the Department is running an accelerated Ojeu Open Procurement for the services described. - (for which see ITT ref number 59955).
Interested suppliers need to register on the BMS system if they have not done so already. details of registration can be found on the attached document and link provided.

More information



Additional text

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH BMS (Business Management System) e-Tendering portal . Interested suppliers must read the attached Invitation to Tender documents carefully and respond by the deadline 07/09/2015 - by 14:00:00. All responses must be in English Language and submitted via the BMS e-tendering portal before the deadline shown for receipt of ITTs. Late responses will not be accepted. Information on registration can be found at- Organisations wishing to be considered for this contract must register their intent to participate through this system. Registration is a simple one-step process; the supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register expression of interest for this tender. Note: Standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address [] Log on instructions are as follows: Stage 1 - New suppliers. Those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered in the system. a) Go to the link above b) Click on 'New Supplier' c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information; a unique username and password. Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to function as individual's username. Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows a) Go to the link above b) Select 'Login into e-Tendering System' c) Select sourcing home page and enter Invitation to Tender (ITT) number 59955 in the search field. d) Select online message and send message to confirm your expression of interest, review documentation and when ready upload your completed response via the create quote option. For any support in submitting your ITT, please contact the e-Tendering Help-desk on 0113 254 5777. This helpdesk is available 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays. Please Note: Registration on the DH secure portal is not entering onto a preferred supplier list. Registration is solely to be able to interact with the Department electronically.

About the buyer


Quarry House, Quarry Hill