Published date: 29 April 2022

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

Closing: 1 September 2014, 11:59pm

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

29 April 2022

Closing date

1 September 2014

Closing time


Contract start date

29 October 2014

Contract end date

31 July 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive procedure with negotiation (above threshold)

Anyone may ask to participate, but only those who are pre-selected will be invited to submit initial tenders and to negotiate.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Contract relates to the provision of 'social and other specific services' within the
meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) and is critical
to the provision of statutory "ESA" and Universal Credit welfare and other benefits for both
DWP and Other Government Departments. The supplier will carry out an objective and independent assessment of the impact of health conditions and disabilities on claimants
which is essential to the process of determining entitlement to these benefits. The supplier
will carry out this assessment and provide information and advice to support the Authority's
decision making processes.
The key elements of the service will include:
- The consideration of a claimant's health conditions or disabilities and the impact on their
capability to work;
- Assessing individuals against criteria prescribed by the Authority;
- The delivery of functional assessments to support the above;
- The gathering and consideration of evidence to support the above including, where
necessary, paying appropriate fees to gather evidence;
- The completion of reports, including advice, to the Authority and other Government
- The referral of assessment reports and any associated evidence to the Authority;
- Interpretation and advice to the Authority on technical evidence;
- Follow up liaison with the Authority in relation to assessments, including the provision of
relevant health professional expertise as required;
- The administration and management of the service, including scheduling face-to-face
assessments, ensuring they are completed within the timescales set down by the Authority;
- The recruitment, training and ongoing support of healthcare professionals, including liaison
with relevant professional bodies;
- The development of guidance in conjunction with the Authority;
- The provision of an enquiry service for individuals being assessed;
- The provision of a quality control regime, including a complaints function;
- The provision of management information as defined by the Authority;
- Initiatives and liaison with relevant organizations to support the provision of evidence;
- Liaison and working with local and national partners, including disability organisations, and health professional bodies; and
- Support for Test and Learn activity

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Award information

Awarded date

29 October 2014

Contract start date

29 October 2014

Contract end date

31 July 2023

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Maximus UK Services Ltd


MAXIMUS House, Pynes Hill
United Kingdom


Companies House number: 3752300

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Supplier is VCSE?


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