Doncaster College, The Hub, Chappell Drive, Doncaster, DN1 2RF Thursday 5th September, 9.30am for 10am start until 3pm.

The Ministry of Justice is on the eve of commissioning its new national rehabilitation programme which will fundamentally transform the support offenders are afforded to reintegrate them into society and prevent them from re-offending.

A diverse mix of organisations will aspire to deliver these services, including outsourcing firms, probation mutuals, housing associations, social enterprises and charities, bringing together a range of accommodation, education, employability and health services.

Many such suppliers may already have a firm grasp of what an effective rehabilitation solution should look like.

The greater challenge will be applying this expertise to a new commissioning model defined by Payment by Results (PbR), prime contracting and flexible “black box” programme design.

Drawing heavily on our parallel experiences of supporting clients to develop winning tenders for DWP’s Work Programme, this special workshop will help explore some of the likely challenges which rehabilitation  suppliers will face during the tendering process, including:

* Specific bid challenges for Joint Ventures, SPVs and  consortia; * Identifying and responding to supply chain opportunities with prime bidders; * Identifying proposition differentiators, sales points  and win themes; * Pinpointing and addressing competency and proposition gaps; * Persuasively articulating collective partnership competencies; * Modelling delivery solutions in the context of PbR funding; * Factoring in transition arrangements from current probation services; * Effectively demonstrating localism and stakeholder partnerships; * Project managing the bid process and response timeline; * Ensuring bid writing best practice is adopted in the final response;

The workshop will also provide an opportunity for attendees to network with other rehabilitation providers and make new connections.

The workshop will be led by Jim Carley (Managing Director) and Liz Gray (Head of Bid Services) from Carley Consult. Their extensive experience in tender writing includes successful bids for DWP PbR contracts like the Work Programme, as well as justice related services such as the SFA’s Offender Learning & Skills Service and local authority housing resettlement and substance misuse recovery programmes.

The Workshop is competitively priced at just £99.00 plus VAT per delegate. For more information contact Jane Shelley,  jshelley@carleyconsult.co.uk. To book your place simply fill out the booking form and email it back to jshelley@carleyconsult.co.uk.