Contract to Develop Training Materials for Social Workers

Contract to Develop Training Materials for Social Workers

Provision of services to develop training materials on fostering and adoption for social workers and deliver train the trainer sessions on these materials to training providers.

Reference number: 1048

Deadline date:05/07/2013

This deadline is for… 12 noon 5th July 2013 for return of tenders

Contract value:£75,000 – £90,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department for Education


Description of the contract

The Department for Education is seeking to procure the development of training materials on fostering and adoption for social workers. The successful bidder will also be expected to deliver a number of ‘train the trainer’ sessions aimed at those who provide training to social workers to promote the implementation of the training materials. The contract is intended to begin week commencing 2 September 2013 and complete by March 2014. The contract is to be delivered in England only with specific locations to be agreed between the Department and the successful bidder The successful bidder will be required to demonstrate a good understanding of learning and development, particularly around social worker training as well as knowledge of working with the children’s sector and children/families social workers and evidence of working with strategic partners. More details of the evaluation criteria can be found in Document 4 within the Tender Pack via the website link below. The successful bidder would be required to: • Produce materials setting out the knowledge and core competences required of social workers working across fostering and adoption; • Design and produce a trainer’s pack for social worker trainer’s including slide presentations, trainer’s notes, scheme of work, lesson plans, reading materials and links to other relevant resources; • Deliver nine regional ‘train the trainer’ seminars from late 2013 to February 2014; and • Manage and administer a Steering Group which will quality assure the products above.


Classification of the contract

85000000 Health and social work services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 7 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Vas Patel

Organisation name Department for Education

Address Fostering Team, 2 St Paul’s Place, 125 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2FJ


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How to apply

Invitation to Tender (ITT) and evaluation criteria: The procurement is being managed electronically and further information including the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and evaluation criteria can be downloaded from this advert. Tenders must be submitted via email to DfE in accordance with ITT instructions. Bidder’s briefing: The DfE will be holding a briefing session in London on 23 May 2013 for organisations interested in tendering for this contract. If you would like to attend you must register your interest via: Please include the name of your organisation and the words ‘briefing event’ in the title of your email and within the email and provide the name and contact details of the person wishing to attend. One place will be allocated for each prospective organisation on a first come first served basis. Indicative timetable: The timetable below is indicative only and the DfE reserves the right to amend timescales if necessary. Contract notice published 10 May 2013 Supplier briefing event (London) 23 May 2013 Deadline for any clarification questions to the Department 12:00 noon 21 June 2013 Closing date for receipt of tenders 12:00 noon 5 July 2013 Clarification meetings (if necessary) (At DfE offices, London SW1P 3BT) w/c 22 July 2013 Notification of outcome of tender competition w/c 6 Aug 2013 Commencement of contract Around w/c 2 September 2013