Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Thrive Into Work - Individual Placement Service

The West Midlands Combined Authority is working with NHS England, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), and the Department of Health (DH) to trial IPS services in primary and community care settings. The aim is to test if this model can deliver a transformational improvement in employment, health, and wellbeing outcomes for people out of work with a self-defined long term health condition or disability. The trial will deploy employment specialists across primary and community NHS services focused on four areas to be based around CCG geographies: Sandwell & West Birmingham, Birmingham South Central, Dudley and Wolverhampton. It will run from October 2017 to March 2020, hosted by Wolverhampton CCG on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority. The procurement will be in 4 geographical lots, across the 4 CCG areas. Bidders will be able to bid for a maximum of two lots. The geographical lots are Dudley, Sandwell and West Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Birmingham South Central CCG areas, The total budget available for the whole project is a maximum of £6.2 million, a maximum of £1.55M for each lot. The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at (URL) ITT_754 Please note that the start date stated in this advert should be considered as provisional only. The commissioner, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to vary the start date in order to ensure a viable mobilisation period is allowed for the successful bidders.


Michael Barlow
Arden and GEM CSU, Kingston House,
438 - 450 High Street
West Bromwich
B70 9LD

Contract value: 1550000-6200000

Published: 5 Jul 2017, Receipt by: 1 Aug 2017