Market Research Contract – Educational Development

Market Research Contract – Educational Development

Educational development support for children and young people with communication needs – Market Research.

Reference number:1729

Deadline date:19/01/2015

This deadline is for…

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out:KingswayHalton Borough Council

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Halton Borough Council

Original source URLhttps://www.the-chest.org.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_opportunity?OpenForm&contract_id=CONTRACT-9SJD-4L11FQ

Description of the contract

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SOFT MARKET TEST ONLY TO ASSIST THE COUNCIL WITH RESEARCH AND PREPARATION AND IS NOT A FORMAL TENDER. THIS MAY LEAD TO A PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE NEAR FUTURE Halton Borough Council is currently considering options for commissioning an additional service to complement the existing speech and language therapy provision and testing the market to establish if there are suitable organisations that can provide this service. This service will focus specifically upon tackling low educational performance in Halton and will be delivered in pre-school settings and schools, and other appropriate locations such as children’s centres. Brief Summary of Service Specification The service will not be required to deliver initial assessments of children and young people’s needs as this will be provided by the existing provision. The service will deliver a range of interventions in partnership with education colleagues and families following assessment, when it is indicated that a child’s needs are best met within their daily environment and support is most appropriately delivered by the child’s daily communication partner. The service will operate as a key component of Halton’s education, inclusion and early intervention models. We anticipate that the service will be delivered via a skills mix including qualified speech and language therapists (this will be an essential requirement of organisations interested in delivering this provision). The closing date for responses is 16th January 2015 Selected Organisations may be invited to meet with the Commissioning department to provide visibility and understanding of delivering this service before the end of January 2015.Should you have any queries please ask these via the Chest Question and Answer section: www.the-chest.org.uk This process is intended to inform Councils’ understanding of the market and is not part of a formal procurement process. Should the Councils decide to proceed, a formal procurement process may follow at a later date. Any responses received will not prejudice any involvement in a future procurement process and will not include or preclude any organisation from participating in any future procurement process. All information provided as part of this exercise will be provided to all parties involved in any future procurement exercise. Local Authorities are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and cannot guarantee that information received will remain confidential.

Documents

Classification of the contract

80000000Education and training services

85000000Health and social work services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – 25

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:23/01/2015 – 23/01/2015

Who to contact

Contact nameMandy Sartorius-Jones

Organisation nameHalton Borough Council

AddressKingsway House, Kingsway, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7EA

Telephone0151 511 8286

Extension number:

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How to apply

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SOFT MARKET TEST ONLY TO ASSIST THE COUNCIL WITH RESEARCH AND PREPARATION AND IS NOT A FORMAL TENDER. THIS MAY LEAD TO A PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE NEAR FUTURE Halton Borough Council is currently considering options for commissioning an additional service to complement the existing speech and language therapy provision and testing the market to establish if there are suitable organisations that can provide this service. This service will focus specifically upon tackling low educational performance in Halton and will be delivered in pre-school settings and schools, and other appropriate locations such as children’s centres. Brief Summary of Service Specification The service will not be required to deliver initial assessments of children and young people’s needs as this will be provided by the existing provision. The service will deliver a range of interventions in partnership with education colleagues and families following assessment, when it is indicated that a child’s needs are best met within their daily environment and support is most appropriately delivered by the child’s daily communication partner. The service will operate as a key component of Halton’s education, inclusion and early intervention models. We anticipate that the service will be delivered via a skills mix including qualified speech and language therapists (this will be an essential requirement of organisations interested in delivering this provision). The closing date for responses is 16th January 2015 Selected Organisations may be invited to meet with the Commissioning department to provide visibility and understanding of delivering this service before the end of January 2015. Should you have any queries please ask these via the Chest Question and Answer section: www.the-chest.org.uk This process is intended to inform Councils’ understanding of the market and is not part of a formal procurement process. Should the Councils decide to proceed, a formal procurement process may follow at a later date. Any responses received will not prejudice any involvement in a future procurement process and will not include or preclude any organisation from participating in any future procurement process. All information provided as part of this exercise will be provided to all parties involved in any future procurement exercise. Local Authorities are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and cannot guarantee that information received will remain confidential.

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