DWP Trailblazer - engagement events announced

DWP has announced market engagement events for the Local Supported Employment (LSE) Trailblazer in the run up to the issuance of the Invitation to Tender.

The events are now confirmed as follows:

  • Monday 2nd March at 10 am – 1 pm (Face to face event in Birmingham)
  • Wednesday 4th March at 10am – 12pm (teleconference)
  • Tuesday 10th March at 1pm – 3pm (teleconference)
  • Thursday 12th March at 12pm – 2pm (teleconference)

DWP intends to issue the Invitation to Tender (ITT) to eligible local authorities (LAs), based in England, Scotland or Wales that have responsibility for Adult Social Care (ASC), in early March 2020 in order to start delivery from July 2020. For LAs or any other interested parties who do not have responsibility for Adult Social Care, we advise you to get in touch with your relevant LA, responsible for ASC, to discuss potential subcontracting opportunities.

To be eligible to submit an application for this tender your local authority must be registered on the Test and Learn Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) ‘In-Work Support’ service line by the date the ITT is issued. Details of how to apply can be found in the Annex to the attached letter. DWP is encouraging applications for the Test & Learn DPS to be submitted by 5 March 2020 to be ready for the ITT.

To book a place at one of the engagement events, or if you have any queries in regards to the LSE Trailblazer, please email CD.TEST-LEARN@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK