Published date: 20 February 2018

Last edited date: 30 September 2021

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.


Closing: 4 August 2017, 12am

Contract summary

Industry

  • Administration, defence and social security services - 75000000

  • Job search services - 79611000

  • Education and training services - 80000000

    • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, South East, South West, Wales

Value of contract

£397,522,342

Procurement reference

DWP_19023 1-6

Published date

20 February 2018

Closing date

4 August 2017

Closing time

12am

Contract start date

3 October 2017

Contract end date

31 October 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Call-off from a framework agreement

A mini-competition or direct purchase from a pre-established framework agreement.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

The Work and Health Programme (WHP) has been designed in line with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) five key objectives as set out in the single Departmental Plan : 2015 to 2020, along with plans for how these will be achieved and measured. They are to:
• run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment;
• increase saving for, and security in, later life;
• create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children and adults;
• deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants; and
• deliver efficiently: transforming the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
DWP will always positively seek to improve and introduce efficiencies in its operations and delivery. DWP will work with the supplier where such improvements impact on processes associated with this Programme.
DWP currently provides additional employment support to those in (or at risk of) long-term unemployment through contracted provision. The largest such contracted provision is the Work Programme. Persons who have a disability with more complex issues are currently assisted by Work Choice, voluntary contracted employment provision which helps participants achieve and stay in employment.Referrals to both the Work Programme and Work Choice are scheduled to end in 2017.
The economic climate and the labour market are considerably stronger than when the Work Programme and Work Choice programmes were designed and introduced.
Given the current labour market conditions the reduced unemployment rate and the improved economic conditions, the contracted employment provision of the future can be smaller and provide more focused support. It will need to provide additional and more intensive support than Jobcentre Plus can offer and deliver sustained employment outcomes above a specified earnings threshold.
The WHP is part of a new Personal Support Package for people with health conditions and disabilities set out in the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper . Making progress on the manifesto ambition to halve the disability employment gap is central to the Government's social reform agenda of building a country and economy that works for everyone.
The WHP will be DWP's new contracted employment provision that will help persons who have a disability, the long term unemployed (LTU) and specified disadvantaged groups to find sustained work. The WHP will target those who are most likely to benefit from the additional support of the programme and will:
• provide additional support that is distinct and additional to that available through Jobcentre Plus;
• predominantly remunerate suppliers on a Payment by Results (PbR) basis in order to drive sustained employment outcomes; and
• support current and future local plans for service integration for individuals who have multiple barriers to work and/or have a disability.


More information

Attachments

  • CPA6 REMPLOY PRT1.pdf
  • Signed contract
  • Work and Health Programme CPA 6 - Remploy Redacted Contract Part1
  • CPA6 REMPLOY PRT2.pdf
  • Signed contract
  • Work and Health Programme CPA 6 - Remploy Redacted Contract Part 2
  • CPA6 REMPLOY PRT3.pdf
  • Signed contract
  • Work and Health Programme CPA 6 - Remploy Redacted Contract Part 3
  • CPA2 REED PRT2A.pdf
  • Signed contract
  • Work and Health Programme CPA 2 - Reed in Partnership Redacted Contract Part 2a
  • CPA2 REED PRT2B.pdf
  • Signed contract
  • Work and Health Programme CPA 2 - Reed in Partnership Redacted Contract Part 2b
  • Ingeus.pdf
  • Arrangements for ending contract
  • CPA3 CV01 Covid 19
  • Shaw Trust.pdf
  • Arrangements for ending contract
  • CPA1 & CPA5 CV01 CV19
  • Shaw CV02.pdf
  • Arrangements for ending contract
  • CPA1 & CPA5 CV02 Covid 19
  • Remploy.pdf
  • Arrangements for ending contract
  • CPA6 CV01 Covid 19

Award information

Awarded date

18 September 2017

Contract start date

3 October 2017

Contract end date

31 October 2024

Total value of contract

£397,522,342

This contract was awarded to 5 suppliers.

The Shaw Trust Limited

Address

Third Floor, 10 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6BN

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

Yes

Additional details

Lot 1 Central England; Lot 5 Home Counties

Reed in Partnership

Address

94 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DT

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Additional details

Lot 2 North East

Ingeus UK Ltd

Address

Fourth Floor, 66 Prescot Street, London, E1 8HG

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Additional details

Lot 3 North East

The Pluss Organisation CIC

Address

Merriott House, Office 1 - 4, Hennock Road Central, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8NP

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

Yes

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Additional details

Lot 4 Southern

Remploy Limited

Address

18C Meridian East, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WZ

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Additional details

CPA 6 Wales


About the buyer

Contact name

Kate Kennedy

Address

Hartshead Square
Sheffield
S1 2FD
England

Email

workandhealth.programme@dwp.gov.uk