Accreditation of DWP Providers of Welfare to Work
All Providers of Welfare to Work services are required to go through an accreditation process prior to the award of any contract in excess of £50,000.
Any Provider of Welfare to Work Services, selected as a preferred bidder, will be referred to the accreditation process.
One of the benefits of the accreditation system to providers is that they will only need to complete the application once, no matter how many contracts they hold with DWP Welfare to Work Provision or the number of bids submitted.
Who will be referred for accreditation?
Only providers selected as preferred bidders will be referred for accreditation. Providers cannot refer themselves for accreditation.
What Information Is Required?
The following information will be required for the accreditation process:
- Legal Status
- Insurances (copies of certificates will be required)
- Evidence of compliance with Health and Safety legislation
- Evidence of compliance with current legislation regarding Equality and Diversity
- Financial information (last two years annual accounts)
Full Time Educational Colleges, Local Authorities, Higher Education Institutions and NHS bodies (unless a foundation hospital) will not be required to submit financial information, unless the bid involves the use of a separate legal entity set up on a commercial basis.
If you have any questions regarding the Annual Financial Assurance Declaration please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . All other questions and queries in respect of ongoing compliance should be directed to the email@example.com