Published date: 23 February 2018

Last edited date: 23 February 2018

This notice was replaced on 31 May 2018

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 30 January 2019, last edited 30 January 2019)

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Contract summary


  • Social work and related services - 85300000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 February 2018

Closing date

12 March 2018

Contract start date

2 April 2018

Contract end date

31 March 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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This invitation to tender provides exciting opportunities to support the development of child and family social workers at two levels and is split into two lots, the first for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and the second for the Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP).
ASYE currently in its sixth-year, is an employer-led, induction programme, helping newly qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) transition from initial qualification into frontline practice. It is key to growing confidence amongst NQSWs and influences the quality of support and service provided to vulnerable children and their families.
PSDP is intended to be a leadership and management development programme for child and family social workers in local authority employment. Practice Supervisors play a pivotal role in delivering good quality services to children and families through their support and oversight of frontline practitioners.

Estimated total value: up to £4.7m across two lots

About the buyer


Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street