Greater Manchester to procure Supported Employment and IPS services

Greater Manchester Combined Authority working with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership is procuring a new GM Working Well Specialist Employment Service. The service will comprise Supported Employment for people with a learning disability and people with autism (or both) and Individual Placement and Support (IPS) for people with severe mental illness.

The new service will be funded using ESF monies and the tender is made up of 2 lots: the first covering Bolton, Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Wigan and the second covering Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside. The successful providers will manage both Supported Employment and IPS delivery within the lot areas.

The contract period will run from 1st January 2020 to March 31st 2023 with provision to extend for 2 x 12 month periods.The expression of interest window closes on 4 October.

BASE has been involved in the design of the specification and so is unable to advise individual members about the bidding process. Full details and relevant documents are on the Procontract website.