Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Outreach Services – Market Engagement
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is seeking soft market testing information for the provision of special educational needs and disabilities outreach services within the borough.
United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road
NUTS code: UKI53 Redbridge and Waltham Forest
Postal code: E17 4JF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Gemma Edwards
Telephone: +44 7810501769
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Market Engagement for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Outreach Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is seeking soft market testing information for the provision of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) outreach services within the borough.
The aim of the service is to work with schools in the borough to ensure the successful inclusion of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, enabling pupils to remain in mainstream settings where appropriate and to progress.
Further information regarding the service delivery and questionnaire requirements can be obtained via www.londontenders.org. Responses should be uploaded by 9 a.m. Monday 3 August 2020 via the messaging function.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Special educational needs and disabilities outreach service.
Provision to deliver a wider range of support, advice and training opportunities for schools and settings to enable them to deliver high quality support for individual children and to ensure that the people who work with them understand and meet their individual needs.
The aim of the service is to work with schools in the borough to ensure the successful inclusion of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, enabling pupils to remain in mainstream settings where appropriate and to progress. The service should support teachers and SENCos providing information and advice, and training. The service should support pupils with visual impairment and mobility needs; hearing impairment; autism, learning and cognitive disabilities. The provision should utilise different forms of support and engagement including digital resources, group training sessions and forums, and direct work/outreach. This support should help schools and staff to design and deliver interventions, strategies and training that they need to undertake to support a child.
Examples may include:
• support, challenge and empower schools to improve their inclusive practice;
• provide information, advice and training regarding a range of available interventions and strategies to support children with SEND;
• challenge schools to ensure that they are taking responsibility for offering appropriate provision for children with SEND;
• provide information, advice and training regarding flexible ways of helping children with SEND to access mainstream classes and differentiating lessons for children with a range of needs;
• suggest tailored interventions, where appropriate, for children with SEND;
• empower schools to understand the context and triggers for behavioural issues in children with SEND at an early stage, sharing information to understand potential triggers and making relevant changes that could reduce this behaviour in the future.
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary information
Further information regarding the service delivery and requirements can be obtained via www.londontenders.org. Interested parties are requested to provide a response to a range of questions. Questions are available via www.londontenders.org and should be completed and uploaded via www.londontenders.org by Monday 3 August 2020 at 9 a.m. This market engagement is purely informal and does not form part of any subsequent procurement process. Not responding to this prior information not responding to this prior information notice shall not prevent any economic operator from participating in any future procurement process. The publication of this prior information notice does not signify the beginning of any formal procurement process and does not constitute a commitment by the council to undertake any future procurement process. The council may withdraw or amend any information contained in this prior information notice at any time and without notice.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: