Published date: 9 November 2015

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: 7 December 2015

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£50,000 to £150,000

Procurement reference


Published date

9 November 2015

Closing date

7 December 2015

Contract start date

13 January 2016

Contract end date

31 May 2016

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



We require a contractor with the relevant experience and expertise to develop guidance that will enable employers to confidently endorse their child and family social workers as having the appropriate knowledge and skills required to be confident, high quality Frontline Practitioners and Practice Supervisors.

This contract is in the context of the development of the assessment and accreditation system and will provide consistency for employers to endorse their Frontline Practitioners and Practice Supervisors for the assessment.

This contract will need to be performed in two stages:

1. Preparation of the Guidance: The employer endorsement guidance will need to be ready for publication and dissemination by March/April 2016. It will need to have considered and, where suitable, incorporated current employer endorsement practices already undertaken in the sector.

2. Dissemination of the Guidance: A number (to be recommended by the tenderer) of network/ information sharing sessions will be required to take place between April and May 2016.

More information

Additional text

The contract value is up to £150K including VAT.

Tenders must be returned by 5.30pm on 7th December 2015

Please e-mail for an invitation to tender letter.

About the buyer

Contact name

Thomasin Freeman


1st Floor Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BT