Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Service

London: Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Service

Reference number: 50408.

Deadline date: 10/01/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value: £100,000 – £500,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Outer London – East and North East Outer London – East and North East,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Name of the buying organisation: London Borough of Barnet

London Borough of Barnet is seeking to appoint an experienced provider to deliver the provision of services for young people with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. This service will play a key role in our response to Section 140 Learning Disabilities 2000, Education skills Act 2008 and the Apprenticeship, skills Learning Act 2009. We are seeking submissions from potential providers to deliver these services: The commissioned service will:

• Assess each young person with learning difficulties and/or disabilities during their last years of secondary school education

• Support ongoing targeted interventions and be part of a multi-agency approach

• Identify a young person’s educational, employment and training needs

• Support a young person through their transition from school to further learning, training or employment

• Use a person centred approach

• Develop a transition plan and support the young person through the various stages of the plan

• Ensure that Barnet Children’s Service is able to fulfill its statutory duties under s140 of the Learning Skills Act (2000) and s139a ASCL (2009) learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) The contract will be for an initial 3 years from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2015 with an option to extend the contract up to one year extension subject to the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

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: 01/04/2012 – 31/03/2015