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Provider Corner - Tenders and Funding Opportunities

To find out about how to supply services to Nottingham City Council please visit our 'Procurement' pages on the Nottingham City Council website.

Please see the content sections below for specific recent tenders, funding or contract opportunities.

East Midland International Recruitment Funding


Across the East Midlands we have secured £1.4 million to support you, and candidates, with International Recruitment


If you are registered with CQC to provide adult care in:

Derby or Derbyshire
Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland
North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire
Nottingham or Nottinghamshire

Then you are part way there! 


During Round 1, up to £250 per recruit is available, this is to a maximum of 10% of your workforce, or 10 staff (whichever is lower). Additional funding is to be confirmed. Further criteria on eligibility will be available soon, along with how to apply.


In addition to financial support, each region will have dedicated Pastoral Support who will:

Gather local information on community & faith groups; specialist food retailers; registering with GPs/ Dentists/ Schools etc - including distributing Welcome Packs to new recruits

Be your point of contact for any queries/ concerns you may have

Support you and your recruits through the transition period of settling in the UK


We have formed a partnership with NEL Citizens Advice who are a OISC Level 2 Immigration Registered Advice Provider. They are able to provide a safe place for your staff to seek a free, and impartial, consultation advice relating to living or working in the UK. For further information please email: or call 01472 252516


To ensure we make the most of this opportunity, it's really important that we hear from you. Please take a moment to complete this short survey: Click here for the survey The information you provide will help us to gauge need, and the impact of the project.

Mental Health Reablement Service – Advance Notification

This is notification to all interested providers in advance of procurement, that Nottingham City Council intend to commission a Mental Health Reablement Service. The service will be a time limited, focused intervention supporting citizens with mental health needs, to directly address issues in citizen’s lives that impact negatively on their mental health and wellbeing.  This may include physical and mental health, financial wellbeing, housing/tenancy issues and access to services. The service will support citizens to live more independently, avoiding the need for longer term health and care support such as residential care, emergency health services, timely discharge from psychiatric wards and reducing the number of Delayed Transfers of Care. The primary focus of the service is to facilitate and promote citizens’ independence in community settings and to enable citizens to be discharged from psychiatric wards when they have been assessed as medically fit. 

The intended recipients will have mental health needs which are beyond the scope of general services.

The service will promote citizens’ abilities to manage key aspects of their lives by adopting a strengths-based approach to enable a person to live independently by utilising coaching, advice, signposting and coordination that will form the basis of an individual support plan.  The service will work with each person receiving the service, to develop a personalized support plan. This plan will aim to promote recovery and maximize independence by utilizing support available through the reablement service and other community-based resources.

The procurement for the Mental Health Reablement Service is expected to be advertised in April 2023.  The contract for the service will be awarded on a basis of 2 years with the option to extend for a further +2, so up to four years in total, to provide stability and enable innovation in service delivery.


Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set Service (ASC-WDS)

The free Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) service helps providers to manage their teams and provides crucial intelligence to key decision makers such as Government, DHSC, CQC and local authorities. ASC-WDS provides access to funding for training, safe and free management of staff and training records and the ability to benchmark your workplace against similar providers. Users will also gain special offers and discounts from Skills for Care and some endorsed training providers. 

Click here for further information

Workforce Development Fund - Now Open

The 2022-23 Workforce Development Fund is now open

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2022-23 is now open to adult social care employers in England to support the development of their staff at all levels, offering funding for a wide range of qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.
This year the WDF will continue to provide additional support to registered managers and frontline managers as this is key to providing quality care and supporting the workforce. Enhanced funding will continue to be available for the completion of leadership and management qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.

⇨ Visit our website to find out more and apply

Digital / Technology Funding Opportunities have details of funding which is available to support adult social care providers in England with adopting and implementing technology.

Funding Opportunities - Digital Social Care

Residential and Nursing Care Home Accreditation Process - Ongoing, providers can join at any time

If you are opening a care home within the Nottingham City or Nottinghamshire County region, or you would like to provide continuing healthcare services for adults over 18, your organisation can apply for a contract with Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Providers can apply to deliver these services by registering and completing the information via

The accreditation paperwork and further information can be found below:

Care at Home Accreditation Process - Ongoing, the accreditation list is open every 6 months

Nottingham City Council have an accreditation process for homecare providers who wish to supply services to the Council.

To be eligible for the accredited list a homecare organisation must:

  • Have a local base within 15 miles of Nottingham City.
  • Be CQC registered.
  • Have already received a visit from the CQC.
  • Have a CQC rating above inadequate.

Please visit and register to view and apply for the opportunity and other opportunities that may be available.

Alternatively go straight to the Accreditation application page on the East Midlands Tenders Web Portal. You will need to click ‘Login and Register an interest in this opportunity’ to be able to proceed. If you haven’t already registered your organisation on the system, you will need to do so first by clicking the link as indicated. 

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