II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
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
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:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: