DWP Peer Mentoring for Individuals with a Substance Dependency

The Buyer is therefore seeking to run a new Peer Mentoring Trial, with the expectation of there being a minimum of 35 Peer Mentors in 9 Jobcentre boroughs within England, Scotland, and North Wales in 2023.

Peer Mentoring for Individuals with a Substance Dependency

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Specialist training services – 80510000

Location of contract

Any region, North East, North West, London, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales

Value of contract

£4,000,000

Procurement reference

tender_303447/1139553

Published date

2 November 2022

Closing date

21 November 2022

Closing time

10am

Contract start date

16 January 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Call-off from a dynamic purchasing system

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

Individuals with a substance dependency often have the most complex needs. Without specialist intervention, many are unable to overcome barriers to recovery and employment. Individuals are often unwilling to disclose their dependency to Jobcentre Plus (JCP) Work Coaches due to denial, shame, or fear that they will be sanctioned in some way. Other individuals with a dependency may not be engaged with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (the Buyer) at all. As a result, individuals are not able to receive the help and support they need to overcome the addiction and move towards or into work. The Buyer is therefore seeking to run a new Peer Mentoring Trial, with the expectation of there being a minimum of 35 Peer Mentors in 9 Jobcentre boroughs within England, Scotland, and North Wales in 2023 – North East (1-2 Peer Mentors covering Hull); North East Lincolnshire (1-2 Peer Mentors covering Grimsby, Immingham); Liverpool Region (9-11 Peer Mentors covering Liverpool City, Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens, Southport, Sefton, Halton); South East (5-7 Peer Mentors covering Portsmouth, Cosham, Fareham, Havant, Gosport); South West (3-5 Peer Mentors covering Bristol Central, Bristol South, Bristol North/East); London and Essex (8-10 Peer Mentors covering Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Westminster and Camden, Lambeth, Croydon); North Kent (1-2 Peer Mentors covering Medway); Scotland (4-6 Peer Mentors covering Partick, Drumchapel, Springburn, Laurieston, Glasgow City, Shettleston); North Wales (3-5 Peer Mentors covering Wrexham, Denbighshire, Flintshire). Peer Mentors will use their lived experience of addiction and recovery to inspire, motivate and support others to manage their dependency, access appropriate support (including treatment, Universal Credit, housing services) and move towards employment.

Please note: All interested Suppliers must be accredited on DWP's Test and Learn Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) under the Peer Support service line. Please see these links: – DWP Test and Learn DPS: how to register and apply – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
DWP Test and Learn Dynamic Purchasing System: guidance for businesses – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
After successful accreditation, the Buyer directly contacts the DPS Supplier with regards to accessing the opportunity via the DWP e-Procurement system.

This is a procurement for services under the Light Touch Regime and DWP will not be bound by Public Contracts Regulations 2015 except as such Regulations are applicable to the Light Touch Regime. DWP expressly reserves the rights: (i) to cancel this procurement at any stage; (ii) to not award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; (iii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; (iv) and in no circumstances will DWP be liable for any costs incurred by potential suppliers.

 

How to apply

 

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

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

DWP

Address

Department for Work and Pensions, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UA.
Leeds
LS2 7UA
England

Email

Martyn.e.chapman@dwp.gov.uk