Tender for Fast-Track Mental Health Social Work Graduate Programme
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.
United Kingdom-London: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
39 Victoria Street
Telephone: +44 2072104850
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Fast-Track Mental Health Social Work Graduate Programme
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information about this opportunity.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: