DWP’s Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services 

ERSA is pleased to be able to inform you of the organisations on Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the DWP Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS).

In total the DWP received submissions from 61 organisations with a total of 171 compliant submissions across the 7 regional lots. Overall, this has resulted in a total of 28 organisations being awarded a place on CAEHRS, 21 of which have multiple places and 7 have single awards.

As set out during this competition the design of CAEHRS allows the department to offer further places they become available. The department does not currently have any plans to undertake further activity at this time but will formally notify the market as appropriate. Those that have been unsuccessful on this occasion are able to bid for future opportunities on CAEHRS.

As communicated previously CAEHRS is already planned to be used for Scotland JETS delivery in Regional Lot 7 later this month and the Long-term unemployment programme that subject to further decisions will be outlined shortly.

ERSA’s Chief Executive, Elizabeth Taylor said “This announcement is welcomed by the sector. ERSA is scheduling a series of events to provide more information about the successful organisations and the DWP’s plans, these events will keep the sector informed, build partnerships, and enable collaboration”.

ERSA is running a series of Meet the Primes events, the first of which will be on Friday 23 October at 1pm. This will be followed by ERSA Member Forums based on the 7 CPA/ regional lot areas.

Successful CAEHRS organisations can book their place to present by emailing events@ersa.org.uk

Non members should register on Eventbrite, please follow ERSA via https://ersa.eventbrite.com to be notified when bookings open

ERSA members will shortly receive information directly to your inbox, for queries email us at events@ersa.org.uk

Please also save the date for ERSA in Conversation with the DWP, Friday 6 November, 3-5pm, details to follow. ERSA members only.

Representatives from the DWP will be Mark Leigh, Deputy Director, Head of Employment Services Category, Department for Work and Pensions, Commercial Directorate, Finance Group. Karina Stibbards, Deputy Director, Labour Market Strategy, Labour Market, Families and Disadvantage Directorate, Policy Group; and Nick Butler, Employment Account Director, Department for Work and Pensions, Finance Group, Contract Management and Partner Delivery Directorate.

List of Successful Suppliers

In total there are 28 successful Suppliers across the 7 regional lots.

14 Suppliers have places on Tier 1 or Tier 2:

14 Suppliers only have places on Tier 2:



Successful Suppliers per Regional Lot

Lot 1 – Central England

Tier 1

Tier 2

Lot 2 – North East England

Tier 1

Tier 2

Lot 3 – North West England

Tier 1

Tier 2

Lot 4 – Southern England

Tier 1

Tier 2


NB. 1 place remain unfilled on Tier 2

Lot 5 – London and Home Counties

Tier 1

Tier 2


Lot 6 – Wales

Tier 1

Tier 2


NB. 1 place remain unfilled on Tier 2.

Lot 7 – Scotland

Tier 1

Tier 2


NB. 7 places remain unfilled on Tier 2

Lot 8 – National Lot

National Lot

Further information:

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