Autism Support Advice Tender – London

Autism Support Advice Tender – London

To offer support, advice and social prescribing to autistic young people and adults.

Autism Support Advice and Social Prescribing across NW London

Contract summary



    • Specialist training services – 80510000
    • Health training services – 80561000
    • Health services – 85100000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£220,000 to £440,000

Procurement reference

NWL_Autism Support Advice Social Prescribing_Feb2021

Published date

10 February 2021

Approach to market date

26 February 2021

Contract start date

31 March 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2023

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?





North West London Collaboration of CCGs is inviting EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST for the provision of a new pilot service which will offer support, advice and social prescribing to autistic young people and adults who do not have a learning disability. The service will also offer specialist training and advice to employers as well as health, social care, and education providers to improve autism awareness in communities and the wider system across the NW London boroughs.

The expected contract value will be £220k to set up and pilot this new service from April 2021 for about 12 months or possibly longer. There is no guarantee that the service will continue longer than one year, although rights are reserved for the possibility of this being extended by a further year (2 years maximum) having a potential value of up to £440k.

Without specifying that the provider must be from the not-for-profit sector, this opportunity is likely to interest such an organisation.
A draft service specification is attached and whilst expressing your interest as an organisation, your feedback in regard to this draft document is invited to assist the NW London CCGs to have final confidence that the specified requirements are reasonable and deliverable.

There is a desire for this pilot service to commence as soon as possible so that autistic people can benefit during the first half of 2021. With this intention, current plans are for a potential competitive process to award a contract to the most capable provider offering the highest levels of confidence to deliver value for money, to commence from 26th February 2021 to enable a contract to be awarded before the end of March 2021. Your timely confirmation of interest and feedback is therefore invited by 24th February 2021 at the latest.


More information


Spend profile

Financial year Budget
2021/2022 £220,000
2022/2023 £220,000
Additional text
***To EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST and/or to provide feedback on the draft specification, please email < > asap and by Wed 24th February 2021***

Upon receiving feedback, the CCGs may invite direct engagement and discussion regarding your organisation’s expressed interest and the feedback being shared, so that the CCGs can ensure appropriate account is taken when finalising the specified requirements for this new pilot service.

Whilst participation in this engagement exercise is not a mandatory requirement for participating in any potential future procurement, the level of responses received will assist to inform the CCGs as to the level of interest from the market and will be used as evidence as to the appropriate process to award a contract and whether to undertake a competitive procurement.


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Sue Graham


NHS North West London Collaboration of CCGs
2nd Floor, 15 Marylebone Road