Schools Workforce Support Contract

Schools Workforce Support Contract

We are seeking applications for a new contract to support the schools workforce in implementing the special educational needs and disabilities reforms contained in Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2016/S 036-057205

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
0-25 SEND Unit, Level 1, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
Contact person: Angela Overington
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address:
I.2)Joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Workforce support — schools.

Reference number: CSEC (SEND)16-17/02

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

We are seeking applications for a new contract to support the schools workforce in implementing the special educational needs and disabilities reforms contained in Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Further information is contained within the Invitation to Tender documentation. To request this documentation, please e-mail the contracts mailbox quoting the contract title and reference number above. In the subject line of your e mail, please include the words ‘Request for ITT documentation’.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The maximum estimated value of the contract covered by this notification is 850 000 GBP, inclusive of VAT.

There may be an option to extend this contract for a 2nd year depending on the contractor’s performance, the availability of funds and an ongoing need for the services provided.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 09/05/2016
End: 31/03/2017

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

See Contracts Finder: for further information.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

See invitation to tender letter.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Contract will be awarded to the most economically advantageous tender based on the criteria set out in the invitation to tender letter.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 31/03/2016
Local time: 10:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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