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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.

    Click the headings below to find out more about our current partnership opportunities and apply

    On behalf of the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) are co-commissioning Greater Manchester Integrated Rehabilitation Services from 2021 onwards through the GMCA Education, Skills and Work Flexible Procurement System (FPS). HMPPS and GMCA are seeking trusted suppliers that can demonstrate expertise in delivering evidence-based interventions to address multiple requirements for those being supervised by the National Probation Service.
     
    Maximus UK is looking to bid for Lot 2 of the Greater Manchester Integrated Rehabilitation Services: Education, Training and Employment (ETE) and Finance Benefit and Debt (FBD) service and would welcome expressions of interest to partner with us from organisations delivering FBD with experience of delivering interventions to offenders that have multiple or complex barriers. 
     
    Maximus UK delivers employment, health and skills contracts across the UK, working with networks of local, expert supply chain partners to support people from diverse backgrounds to achieve their aspirations and transform their lives. We are therefore looking to work in partnership in order to offer high quality tailored support programmes which deliver inclusive provision. Please complete this form to express your interest

     

    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 in the section above, under the heading "General Opportunities"

    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)