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

£100,000 to £150,000

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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The Social Mobility Commission is inviting proposals for research to better understand the incidence of downward mobility in Great Britain. This will seek to build upon previous work on downward mobility in Great Britain, particularly around the 2015 report by the Social Mobility Commission, "Downward mobility, opportunity hoarding and the 'glass floor'", and work on downward mobility by Sam Friedman, a Social Mobility Commission commissioner. It will look at understanding our society's 'fear of falling' and what occupations those from higher socio-economic backgrounds do when they 'fall down' the ladder. 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.

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Social Mobility Commission
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street