DfE Educational and Children’s Social Care Professionals DPS

DfE Educational and Children’s Social Care Professionals DPS

A range of educational associates including: Assessors, Brokers, Coaches, Children’s services commissioners, support, Children’s social care intervention advisers.

Contract summary



Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Published date

21 September 2017

Closing date

07 February 2020

Contract start date

11 March 2020

Contract end date

11 March 2020


To be sourced and invited to respond to opportunities published via the ‘Education and children’s Social Care’ Dynamic Purchasing System (ECSC DPS) you will need to be an approved member of the ECSC DPS prior to the issue of the opportunity you are interested in, please be aware access to issued tenders cannot be granted retrospectively.

Please follow the guidance steps carefully and ensure you have received notification of your organisations ‘registered’ status with the Department for Education before applying to join the ECSC DPS, additionally you should allow at least 6 full working days for your application to join the ECSC DPS to be processed.

It is also crucial that you select the appropriate ECSC DPS skill set categories within your account profile that identify the services you can deliver as opportunities are only issued to approved ECSC DPS members which have selected the skill set categories that match those of the requirement

Please pay careful attention to the guidance available under ‘Links’ which will guide you through both the DFE registration and ECSC DPS application process

This notice pertains to the establishment of a Dynamic Purchasing System being procured under the Light- Touch Regime pursuant to regulation 74 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The system will be run via the Redimo2 platform. The planned go-live date for the system is 11th March 2016, allowing a period of time from 9th February for population of the system via open and fair process.

The DPS will be applicable across the whole department and comprise several lots. The proposed lots and required associates are as follows, but not limited to:

A range of educational associates including:
– Assessors
– Brokers
– Coaches
– Children’s services commissioners
– support
– Children’s social care intervention advisers
– Development of practitioner networks
– Evaluators
– Facilitators
– Mentors
– Practitioners
– Programme design and development
– Quality assurance
– Researchers
– Speakers
– Operational development and delivery
– Trainers
– Writers
The DPS will run from 11th March 2016 to 11th March 2020 or 11th March 2022 if the option to extend for 2 years is taken.

The estimated value is up to 6 500 000 GBP per year

About the buyer

Contact name

Charlene Pink


Department for Education



Other information


Redimo 2 portal


DFE registration and ECSC DPS application process


Invitation to participate

1303 Educational and Children’s Social Care Professionals Contracts Finder ITP amended.doc

Clarification Q&A

1303 Clarification Q&A.docx

Terms and Conditions

1303 DPS Call-off Terms.amended.docx

DPS Agreement

1303 DPS Agreement amended.docx

Redimo 2 Supplier Guidance ECSC Membership

1303 Redimo2 Supplier Guidance – ECSC Membership revised.docx

Educational and Children’s Social Care Professionals Handbook

1303 Educational and Children’s Social Care Professionals Handbook amended.docx

Grounds for rejection

1303 Rejection Grounds amended.doc

Redimo 2 Supplier Guidance

1303 Redimo2 Supplier Guidance – Tendering in Redimo2 revised.doc

Participants will be able to express their interest via the opportunities section of the Redimo2 proactis portal. Registration on the proactis portal is required prior to this.

The initial window for membership applications will close on the 22nd February 2016. The timetable governing the application process can be found in the Invitation to Participate document attached to this notice.

The system does; however, remain open to new members throughout its duration.

The contract start date has been set at the same date as the end date, ie 11 March 2020, which allows this advert to remain live for the duration of the DPS. The actual start date is scheduled for 11 March 2016.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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