Grant for Augmentative and alternative communication Department for Education

Grant for Augmentative and alternative communication

Grant (not a contract) for Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Department for Education. Reference number: 1015

Deadline date: 30/03/2012

This deadline is for… 30th March 2012 noon for receipt of proposals

Contract value: £0 – £150,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department for Education

 

Description of the contract

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the term used to describe extra ways of helping people who find it hard to communicate by speech or writing. AAC helps them to communicate more easily and encompasses many different methods which can be unaided, such as signing, or aided, such as using low tech picture charts or high tech electronic systems. The AAC grants are intended to support: • Organisations’ transition to new commissioning arrangements; and • to help move provision incrementally towards the model of regional hubs and specialist expertise as envisaged in the Green Paper. Proposals are invited from voluntary, not for profit, private or publicly funded sector organisations delivering specialist AAC services to develop work in four regional areas: North of England (comprising North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humber); Midlands and East (West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England); South of England (South West, South Central and South East Coast); and London. Grants will be funded up to £150,000 from April 2012 – March 2013. For more information and application pack, please email SEND.Contracts@education.gsi.gov.uk. Proposals must be received by noon, Friday 30 March 2012.

 

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Classification of the contract

80000000 Education and training services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

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: 12 Months

 

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Email SEND.Contracts@education.gsi.gov.uk

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How to apply

For more information and application pack, please email SEND.Contracts@education.gsi.gov.uk. Proposals must be received by noon, Friday 30 March 2012.