Tender opportunities

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When we're looking for someone to deliver goods or services on our behalf we will advertise them here.

This page gives you the information you need to tender for a contract with us. 

We also have a list of associates that can work with us and be drawn on at short notice to deliver key priorities. If you are interested in becoming an associate please see the ‘becoming an associate’ section below.

Current tenders

Recruiting for potential from groups under-represented in the adult social care and health workforce (and/or those who may experience barriers to employment, Oct 2018 – Mar 2020)

The ‘Recruiting for potential’ project supports social care employers to widen their pool of applicants and explore the potential untapped talent of people who may face barriers to employment, many of whom are under-represented in the workforce, but have the right values to work in the sector.

We’re offering funding to projects who can take the learning from our 17/18 pilots and test pre-employment and/or employment models with adult social care providers and/or integrated social care and health partnerships. We’re particularly interested in projects that have already done some work in this area and can use our additional funding to add value to what’s already been achieved.

Find out more and apply here.

Testing a sector based work academy approach for recruiting personal assistants (PAs) 2018/19

Skills for Care (on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England) is inviting applications to test a sector based work academy approach with the aim of increasing the number of people who are ready to work or working as a PA.

Limited funding is available for each successful project and applicants will be expected to consist of or bring together a consortium of organisations and individuals.

How can I apply?

It's essential that you read the specification before completing the application form. To apply for funding you need to complete this application form and submit it to pa.framework@skillsforcare.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12pm (midday) on Monday 9 July 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Applicants will be told about the funding outcome during August 2018. If required, pre-contract negotiations will take place before contracts are issued.


If you have any questions please look at these FAQs

If you have any futher questions please email pa.framework@skillsforcare.org.uk before the application deadline.

Becoming an associate

We’re looking for people or companies who can demonstrate:

  • significant experience in the social care sector
  • experience in learning and development
  • experience of managing services, teams or projects
  • knowledge of the role of Skills for Care
  • engagement with social care employers and key stakeholders.

We’d like to work with those who have a commitment to ensuring:

  • equality of opportunity within your working practice
  • involvement of people who need care and support and carer participation in project work.

For further details and an application pack, please email associates@skillsforcare.org.uk.