DWP market engagement on autism accreditation

The Department for Work and Pensions is organising a market engagement event for an Autism Accreditation Contract. They are seeking a provider that is well experienced in working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and highly experienced in developing accreditations.

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This will be a pilot programme in which the supplier will be expected to develop an Autism Accreditation which is bespoke to JobCentre Plus so that JobCentre Plus are able to sufficiently support customers with Autism and meet their needs. This will be a pilot programme which, if successfully completed, has the potential for a requirement of a national roll out of the Autism Accreditation developed.

As potential providers, you will be critical to the delivery of this potential programme. DWP therefore wants to give you the opportunity to see elements of the programme’s design as early as possible and to provide your feedback on it.

Key Components of this contract are outlined below:

  • Contract Length: 6 months                     
  • Contract Value: will be confirmed at the event                         
  • Contract Start: October 2021                         
  • ITT Publication Date: Late August 2021

(please note this is subject to change)

The event will take place Tuesday 27 July, from 14:00 – 15:00, and will be held virtually. Joining instructions will be circulated via email and one person from each organisation is invited to attend. 

Please respond to this message by emailing CD.TEST-LEARN@DWP.GOV.UK, with confirmation of your organisation’s attendance as well as the name, e-mail address and phone number of your organisation’s representative.

At this stage, the information we plan to share is confidential and not for wider public consumption. This note and any documentation provided as part of the engagement session should only be circulated to people within your organisation who have a legitimate right to receive it.