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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-London: Fast-Track Mental Health Social Work Graduate Programme
Document Ref:
417899-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Department of Health and Social Care
Date Published:
05 September 2019
Deadline Date:
29 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

The Department of Health and Social Care (the Authority) is seeking the provision of a fast-track programme to select and train high-calibre and ambitious graduates with leadership potential in the field of adult mental health social work.The purpose is during the two year programme is to:To recruit and train a minimum of 100 adult mental health social workers (participants) per cohortProvide mental health placements for a minimum of 100 participants.Provide access to onwards employment in statutory mental health social work, placing participants into a career in mental health social workDevelop a pipeline of future leaders in mental health social work.The Authority invites proposals from:One contractor holding overall liability for all elements of the contract; or clear lead contractors for the key elements of the programme, for example: marketing and branding; performance reporting; managing third-party contractors; etc.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Department of Health and Social Care

39 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0EU

UK

Telephone: +44 2072104850

E-mail: Tena.Walker@dhsc.gov.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://dh.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

https://dh.bravosolution.co.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Fast-Track Mental Health Social Work Graduate Programme

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Department of Health and Social Care (the Authority) is seeking the provision of a fast-track programme to select and train high-calibre and ambitious graduates with leadership potential in the field of adult mental health social work.

The purpose is during the two year programme is to:

To recruit and train a minimum of 100 adult mental health social workers (participants) per cohort

Provide mental health placements for a minimum of 100 participants.

Provide access to onwards employment in statutory mental health social work, placing participants into a career in mental health social work

Develop a pipeline of future leaders in mental health social work.

The Authority invites proposals from:

One contractor holding overall liability for all elements of the contract; or clear lead contractors for the key elements of the programme, for example: marketing and branding; performance reporting; managing third-party contractors; etc.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To find a provider that could adhere to the following requirements:

The Programme will be restricted to delivery in universities and statutory mental health providers across England.

The Programme will be accessible for participants across England and the Contractor shall have this in mind when organising participant work placements, employment, and facilitating classroom-based learning

The Contract will cover the delivery of two cohorts with the option to extend to deliver an additional third cohort.

The Contract will run for up to 6 financial years (2020-21 to 2025-26), subject to the decision to extend for the third cohort:

Minimum of 100 participants per cohort, with the option to expand this to a minimum of 160 participants per cohort. The expansion is subject to the confirmation of additional funding.

Graduate level entry, generally of 2:1 or higher, with a degree that does not qualify the participant to practice as a Social Worker.

Postgraduate diploma will be approved by Social Work England and both academic qualifications will be funded by the Contractor via the Contract charges and will be delivered with no charge to Participants.

Bursary funding will be available to all Year One participants of each cohort - funding is fixed at 17 200 GBP outside London and 19 100 GBP inside London.

Year One participants will be placed with providers of statutory mental health services in order to gain direct experience of working in NHS and social care settings.

Year Two participants will be employed by providers of statutory mental health services and will be supported by the employer/provider to undertake the ASYE.

Leadership training will be provided alongside the programme to enable participants to develop their personal leadership skills in mental health social work.

The full service description will be provided in the procurement documents.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2020

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 29/11/2019

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

AR

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/09/2019

Local time: 23:59

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Please contact tena.walker@dhsc.gov.uk for any further information about this opportunity.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Department of Heath & Social Care

London

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

02/09/2019

Current Notes