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

£50,000 to £100,000

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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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The relationship between poor health and disadvantage is well established. However, there is little evidence of the impact of poor physical health on social mobility. It is often assumed that poor health would be a barrier to social mobility but there is currently no evidence to confirm this.

The Social Mobility Commission is inviting proposals to undertake a study into the relationship between poor health and social mobility. 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.

There are a range of ailments that can lead to someone being defined as in 'poor health'. The research will investigate different types of ailments and their impact on social mobility, whether they are linked to a lack of upward mobility or even linked to downward mobility, and whether there is a causal relationship. The research will investigate the different strategies adopted in different regions to reduce ill-health and whether these have impacted upon social mobility. This work compliments a similar project for which we are inviting proposals regarding social mobility and mental health.

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Social Mobility Commission
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