Published date: 26 April 2019

Last edited date: 26 April 2019

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.

Closing: 3 May 2019

Contract summary


  • Social work and related services - 85300000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£50,000 to £100,000

Procurement reference


Published date

26 April 2019

Closing date

3 May 2019

Contract start date

3 June 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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There is an increasing amount of research conducted into mental health, its potential causes and the impact it can have on people's lives. However, there is a gap in understanding the links between mental health and social mobility: is there a relationship, and if there is, can causality be determined?

The Social Mobility Commission is inviting proposals to undertake a study into the links between mental health and social mobility. This research forms part of the Social Mobility Commission's role to produce relevant research that provides new data and insights on social mobility in the UK.

There are a range of factors that can influence a person's chances of suffering from mental illness, and mental illness itself is a label that encompasses a broad range of illnesses. The research will investigate the potential impact these might have on the likelihood of a person being socially mobile. The research should consider whether being socially mobile, either upwards or downwards, can impact on a person's mental health, either positively or negatively. This work compliments a similar project for which we are inviting proposals regarding social mobility and poor physical health.

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Social Mobility Commission
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street