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Current partnership opportunities

We know that we can’t always meet the needs of our clients on our own which is why we have a wide range of partners like you.

On this page you can find information on our current opportunities, and how to express your interest.

    Maximus UK call for Expressions of Interest from prospective supply chain partners to work together to deliver Government employment support programmes

    In early October, Maximus were pleased to secure a place on the Government's Commercial Agreement for the Provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) framework. We have secured a place as a Tier 1 provider in the following Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) CAEHRS regions: London & Home Counties, Central England, North West England, North East England and Scotland.

    Our success on the framework enables Maximus UK to deploy its extensive experience managing and delivering DWP employment programmes, whilst fulfilling a commitment to engage with and develop supply chain partnerships with organisations able to support us to deliver high quality future programmes and services. We are committed to working with our partners to develop solutions that meet the needs of local communities and allow us to adapt to the changing labour market.

    The DWP have now have shared their intentions to commission a 'long-term unemployment programme' to support people into sustainable employment. Maximus UK are therefore seeking experienced supply chain partners to work with us to provide end-to-end delivery of the long-term unemployment programme (LTUP). We are seeking providers able to deliver caseload managed employment support services throughout the customer journey across a geographical area.

    To identify suitable supply chain partners to work with us, we invite interested providers to complete our Expression of Interest (EOI) form accessed here for the following lots:

    • Lot 1 Central England
    • Lot 2 North East England
    • Lot 3 North West England
    • Lot 5 London & Home Counties

    Please complete the EOI in full providing as much detailed information as you can about your organisation, your track record, innovation, quality of delivery and performance, through your delivery of employment programmes for long-term unemployed people.

    Complete and submit EOI form ►

    The deadline for return of the EOI is 12noon on Thursday 10th December 2020.

    Following receipt of completed EOIs, we will formally assess each submission consistently against our standard evaluation criteria to shortlist potential end-to-end supply chain partners. We will communicate the outcome of the EOI evaluation process to all organisations by Wednesday 16th December 2020.

    If you would like to discuss this invitation to complete an EOI, then please contact Maximus' Regional Lead in the area you are based and/or are interested in delivering employment services with us. Our Regional Leads contact details are:
     

     


    Please note, if you interested in becoming a Community Partnership Network (CPN) Specialist provider for this opportunity and have already completed a previous online webform, you do not need to do anything else at this stage, and we will be in touch in due course.

     

     

    If your organisation wishes to join our Community Partnership Network in Wales please contact Helen Cornet our Lead Partnership Advisor on 07909 877 576 or at helen.cornet@remploy.co.uk 

     

    If your organisation wishes to join our Community Partnership Network in Scotland please contact Peita-Anne Paterson our Partnership Manager on 07765 897023 or at Peita-Anne.Paterson@remploy.co.uk  

     

    Remploy partner with a number of local, regional and national providers who offer a range of specialist services and interventions that can enhance and compliment services delivered to our customers.If you wish to be considered as a potential partner please download the expression of interest registration form (.docx) using the link below, and return it to es.supplychain@remploy.co.uk

     

    A guide to working with Remploy

    Remploy truly value the importance of partnership working and we welcome the opportunity to explore and understand the services offered from like minded organisations. This page has been developed to provide a guide as to what you can expect when engaging with Remploy for future partnership opportunities.

    In the first instance all prospective partners must complete our initial Expression of Interest (EOI) form which can be found via the link below.

    Download and Complete our Expression of Interest form (.docx)

    Initial EOI

    All partners must complete our initial EOI form where we ask for key information about your organisation which include:

    • Basic company information
    • Lead contact details
    • Services offered
    • Cohorts supported
    • Geographical coverage.

    All information is captured and stored on our database, this is then analysed in line with all current and future specification requirements. Should your organisation be selected as a potential partner for an existing or future contact we will engage directly with you to discuss the opportunity further. Organisations on our initial EOI list will receive the following from Remploy:

    • Quarterly Partnership newsletter advising of future partnership opportunities
    • Regular Political Ebulletin
    • Email notifications of potential partnership opportunities.

    Partnership engagement

    If your organisation has been selected as a potential partner, Remploy’s dedicated Partnership team will engage directly with you. During this stage we will work closely with you to fully understand and discuss the following:

    • A detailed understanding of the services offered
    • The potential capability and capacity your organisation has and a greater understanding of your current contracts or programmes
    • An overview of your organisation’s strategy for growth or sustainment
    • Detailed discussions of present partnership opportunities and the next steps required to progress the partnership which will include:
      - An invite to a partnership event
      - A second stage EOI in line with each opportunity specification
      - Completion of stage one due diligence.

    All information gathered for each opportunity will be reviewed and scored in line with the requirements for each opportunity. If your organisation has been selected we will enter into formal discussions. 

    If you have not been selected for a specific opportunity you will be advised accordingly.

    Formal discussions

    At Remploy, we pride ourselves  in our open and transparent engagement with partners and this is crucial when entering into agreements to deliver services. During the procurement of supply chain partners you can expect the following from us:

    • Open and clear communication
    • A formal offer letter detailing our delivery expectations
    • A negotiation meeting to discuss delivery requirements
    • A request for formal acceptance of the offer.

    Contract award and mobilisation

    When Remploy is notified of a contract award all relevant partners will be notified and we will discuss next steps to be in a position to enter into a formal contract or relevant agreement. During the mobilisation stage, you will be allocated a dedicated point of contact who will work collaboratively with you to ensure that the below milestones are reached:

    • Completion of stage two due diligence - a full review of all relevant policies and processes
    • Contract/agreement issued and signed
    • System and process training to support full mobilisation.

    All partners delivering on an end to end services will be managed and supported by their dedicated Performance manager through mobilisation and on an ongoing basis throughout delivery.

    The Merlin Standard

    Throughout our procurement process and ongoing engagement with our partners we aim to adhere to and embed the principles within The Merlin Standard. In December 2016 Remploy was reassessed and awarded the Merlin Standard. A copy of our latest report can be found here.

     Download and view our latest report (.pdf)