Published date: 27 November 2019

Last edited date: 27 November 2019

This notice was replaced on 27 December 2019

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Awarded contract (published 27 December 2019)

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Contract summary


  • Research services - 73110000

  • Social work and related services - 85300000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£55,000 to £65,000

Procurement reference

Social Work England 000273

Published date

27 November 2019

Closing date

29 November 2019

Contract start date

16 December 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

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Social Work England will officially take over from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as the new social work regulator on Monday 2nd December 2019. We are looking for a provider to undertake a study into social work in England at the start of our regulation, to pro-vide a snapshot of the social work profession. We want to know who is attracted to social work, the roles that social workers fulfil, and why social workers choose to leave the profession.
As an organisation we are committed to learning about social work and to gathering data and intelligence about the profession and people's experiences. We want this research to inform our work as the new specialist regulator and provide a detailed picture of social work in England.

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