Swansea Bay University Health Board logo - April 2019SBUHB have issued an update on Third Sector Providers framework progress to date, and shared the news that it will be reopening to new providers for a 4 week period during August!

SCVS have been providing support to third sector organisations in Swansea during this process, and will continue to do so as it progresses.

The update issued by SBUHB on 13th July can be read in full here - highlights include that EVERY Third Sector organisation which applied to join the Framework back in May has been approved; and that the registration process will be reopening for a limited 4 week period again during August.

If your organisation didn't join the Framework in May, but your work covers any of the themes listed in the 'Lots' specification (click here for the detail), please take a look at our resources page for step by step information to prepare your organisation now to join during the new window.

Click here to view the SCVS Resources and FAQs page.

If you would like to join a mailing list to be kept up to date with Framework developments, you can do that through the survey or by emailing Amy Meredith-Davies: [email protected].

Resources for groups who successfully joined the Framework in May 2022

The page of resources and FAQs which we put together to support groups with the initial registration can be found by clicking here – we will be updating that page with new resources as they are developed, and updating the FAQs as further information comes to light.


For your reference, below is the initial timescale which SBUHB have followed for the Framework registration - this will be updated in due course when we know the timings associated with the reopening of the Framework in August 2022.

If you have any thoughts or concerns about this process, questions, comments or more; please do let us know by emailing Amy above.

Activity Start End
Draft tender documentation following engagement 01/11/21 10/02/22
Application to join DPS Framework – suitability to be on the framework 28/03/2022 09/05/22
Internal evaluation of Due Diligence returns and completion of specification for Mini Competition by commissioners 16/05/2022 18/07/22
Publish Mini competitions for categories and lots under the framework 25/07/2022 22/09/22
Internal evaluation of Mini Competition bids 29/09/2022 07/11/22
HB Approval and contract award administration 15/11/2022 15/12/22
Contract (service) start date 01/04/23