Tender for Specific Learning Disability Testing

Tender for Specific Learning Disability Testing

The Authority is seeking contractor(s) to provide confidential student diagnostic assessment reports to support our students in applying for Disabled Students Allowance.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Psychiatrist or psychologist services

2019/S 139-342559

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Edinburgh Napier University
United Kingdom
E-mail: k.murray2@napier.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKM75

Internet address(es):Main address: www.napier.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00340

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Providers of Specific Learning Disability (SpLD) Testing, including AD(H)D

Reference number: ENU-1819-0015-00

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority is seeking contractor(s) to provide confidential student diagnostic assessment reports to support our students in applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 180 000.00 GBP

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: UKM75

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

It is our intention to appoint in the region of 4 suitably qualified and experienced providers to conduct diagnostic assessments with students who have been referred in order to assess and evaluate the likelihood of all specific learning difficulties, including dyspraxia and dyscalculia, and ADHD (from an educational perspective), and to offer professional opinion on support needs and strategies and further investigation if required. We expect assessors to be alert to the possibility of visual stress and to recommend further investigation if appropriate. We will aim to allocate the service requirements equitably between the appointed providers on the framework.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service delivery / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Service outputs / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion – Name: Key personnel / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion – Name: Operation and management of the contract / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Fair work practices / Weighting: 5
Price – Weighting: 10

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 180 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/10/2019
End: 30/09/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

12 month optional renewal.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

For the purpose of evidencing DSA applications, SAAS considers the following to be suitably qualifications:

— SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate (APC),

— GTCS Professional Recognition in Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice,

— Dyslexia Scotland and Open University Electronic Badge — ‘Dyslexia: Identification and Support’ (Module 3),

— a suitable postgraduate qualification of a level which would be acceptable for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA), Level 7.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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

Date: 21/08/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 19/11/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/08/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

July 2022 or 2023 if optional extension granted.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 31024

For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Edinburgh Napier University
United KingdomInternet address: www.napier.ac.uk
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: