Individual Placement Support Tender – Herefordshire

The service will deliver time-limited individual placement by providing employment support via an Employment Specialist.

IPS Individual Placement Support

Contract summary



  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 October 2022

Closing date

14 November 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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Requirement for Individual Placement Support (IPS) service for Herefordshire. Individual Placement and Support Services has been identified by both DWP and NHS England as a promising intervention to address unemployment in mental health. The service will deliver time-limited individual placement by providing employment support via an Employment Specialist, in line with the principles of Individual Placement and Support (IPS). Providers would be expected to provide a Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm Service, excluding Bank Holidays, however it is expected that there will be flexibility in the hours to accommodate the needs of service users. The Employment Specialist will work as part of an integrated member of a nominated Team, Recovery Team or Early Intervention Team. The levels of activity we would expect from the provider of an Individual Placement Service would be to accept 100% of referrals to the service.

Proposed contract length of 2 years, with an option to extend for three further twelve month periods. Herefordshire is located within the West Midlands and has a population of 192,214 and an area size of 2,180 km2.

Portal for tender responses follow the link to the Atamis etender system Contact ref C79927 Individual Placement Support


More information


Previous notice about this procurement

IPS Individual Placement Support

  • Opportunity
  • Published 1 October 2022




How to apply


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


About the buyer


Contact name

Marvin Foolchand


2 Kings Court, Charles Hasting Way