Published date: 30 January 2019

Last edited date: 30 January 2019

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


Closing: 12 March 2018

Contract summary

Industry

  • Social work and related services - 85300000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£5,300,000

Procurement reference

RD1001426

Published date

30 January 2019

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 (OJEU)

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

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

See 'Attachments' for full description.

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


More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Assessed and Supported Year in Employment and Practice Supervisor Development Programme

  • Opportunity
  • Published 23 February 2018, last edited 23 February 2018

Attachments


Award information

Awarded date

30 March 2018

Contract start date

1 April 2018

Contract end date

31 March 2020

Total value of contract

£5,300,000

This contract was awarded to 2 suppliers.

Research in Practice

Address

The Granary, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EE

Reference

None

Value of contract

£3,083,499

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

Yes

Additional details

This is for the Practice Supervisor Development Programme contract.

Research in Practice will work in partnership with Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, University of Sussex and Goldsmiths University of London.

Dartington Hall Trust, trading as Research in Practice, is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

Skills for Care

Address

West Gate, 6 Grace Street, Leeds LS1 2RP

Reference

None

Value of contract

£1,338,438

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

Yes

Additional details

This is for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment contract.

The contractor will also be responsible for managing and directly making payments of up to £5.6m to employers in each financial year.


About the buyer

Contact name

Julian Ward

Address

Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
England

Email

Socialworker.cpdtender@education.gov.uk