Published date: 10 November 2020

Last edited date: 20 November 2020

This notice was replaced on 28 January 2021

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Awarded contract (published 28 January 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Research services - 73110000

  • Social work and related services - 85300000

Location of contract

S3 8JY

Value of contract

£0 to £54,000

Procurement reference

Social Work England 00339

Published date

10 November 2020

Closing date

4 December 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

4 January 2021

Contract end date

16 April 2021

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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Every day, social workers support millions of people to improve their chances in life. Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we regulate - to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve people's lives.

Social Work England was established under The Children and Social Work Act 2017 to be a new single-profession regulator for social workers in England. We are a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), operating at arm's length from Government. We became the regulator on 2nd December 2019.

As an organisation we are committed to learning about social work and to gathering data and intelligence about the profession and people's experiences. We want to make a unique contribution to the evolution of regulation, inform our work as the new specialist regulator and provide a detailed picture of social work in England. Research forms a key aspect of this goal.

The objective of this procurement is to undertake a study into the social work education and training, with particular focus on specialist regulation, Covid-19 responses, and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

More information


Additional text

To apply for these services, please download the Invitation to Tender (ITT) attached to this notice.

Full details around the application process are provided within the ITT document.

Bidders Day/Drop-In Session:
Social Work England will be holding an online drop-in session on Monday 16th November 2020 from 13:30 - 14:30, to allow bidders to ask any questions that they may have around the research requirement. Full details on how to receive an invite for this session are included within the ITT document.

About the buyer

Contact name

Matthew Land


1 North Bank
Blonk Street
S3 8JY