Published date: 17 January 2022

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: 25 January 2022, 11am

Contract summary


  • Supply services of personnel including temporary staff - 79620000

  • Health and social work services - 85000000

  • Social work and related services - 85300000

    • Social work services - 85310000

    • Social services - 85320000

    • Other community, social and personal services - 98000000

Location of contract

B70 8SZ

Value of contract

£0 to £5,000

Procurement reference

IT-230-5821-SW Comm DB 25Jan22

Published date

17 January 2022

Closing date

25 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

31 January 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2022

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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Social Worker
Rate of Pay: £28.00 Per hour
Hours: 37 hours per week, you are required to work the core hours of the business, Monday to Thursday 9.00-5.30 pm and Fridays 9.00-5.00pm.
Start Date: ASAP
Contract type: Agency - 12 weeks

Job Description and Personnel Specification are attached, which also provides more information above the role.

Brief description:

We are looking for a full time Agency Social Worker to work across Adults Social Care with more than 2 years post qualifying experience.

The social workers will be deployed across the 6 community social work teams and must be able to hit the ground running. The service aims to improve the outcomes of residents in Sandwell by;
• Enabling/facilitating timely discharges from hospital
• Monitoring and facilitating timely discharges from intermediate care provisions
• Offering alternatives to hospital admissions
• Supporting people to return to independent living.
• Complete work in a timely manner/& adhere to deadline, timescales and Sandwell Policies and Procedures

You will be required to work as part of a team and deliver an enhanced customer experience that promotes the wellbeing of vulnerable adults to enable them to live in their own homes independently for longer, supporting them in retaining and regaining their skills and confidence. You will need to be social work qualified and hold either the degree in social work, Dip SW, CQSW or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England.

An Enhanced DBS will be required for these posts. Hours 37 hours per week and required to work the core hours of the business, Monday to Thursday 9.00-5.30 pm and Fridays 9.00-5.00pm.

The location is currently home-based working; however, you will be required to complete some home/community visits in Sandwell following a dynamic risk assessment of the needs of the visit.

Access to own lap top and mobile phone would be beneficial and candidates need to be readily available to start. Please see JD and PS attached.

This role also requires the worker to enter a CQC regulated setting, therefore proof of the Covid 19 Vaccine will be required.
Please can the agencies send over a CV, 2x up to date references and a copy of Terms and Conditions. You will also need to include your agency on cost details to each submission. Stated rates must be inclusive of all known costs.
Please note this advert is also out with our Master Vendor
You will receive further information regarding invoice terms if your candidate is appointed to this role. Invoices must be sent electronically on a weekly basis to along with your workers authorised timesheet supplied by your agency. Payments are then released 14 days from the date of the invoice.
The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement opportunity, please visit to access the...

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The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement opportunity, please visit to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.
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To submit your documents, you will be required to opt in.
For a Step by Step user guide to the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal please click on the `Guidance for Suppliers` section of the website. All procurement responses must be carried out via the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.
If you require further assistance in respect of the system, please contact the In-tend support team on 0844 272 8810.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Debbie Bagnall


1 Providence Place
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 8SZ
United Kingdom


0121 569 4680