Tender for Speech and Language Therapy Service – London

Tender for Speech and Language Therapy Service – London

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations for the provision of a Speech and language therapy service.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2018/S 093-211369

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
E14 2BG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Dawn Cafferty
Telephone: +44 2073644756
E-mail: dawn.cafferty@towerhamlets.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI42Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.londontenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.londontenders.org

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


CS5275 Speech and Language Therapy Service

Reference number: DN341214

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations for the provision of a Speech and language therapy service, to provide support for children and young people with special educational needs to access the national curriculum in line with our statutory duties.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 720 000.00 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: UKI42

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council has a statutory duty to provide support for children and young people with special educational needs. One such service is speech and language therapy, which for this service will support primarily school pupils to access the national curriculum.

The service will be for primary school pupils in mainstream primary schools within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The principal delivery mode of this service will be to train teaching professionals to be able to deliver some initial SaLT through newly acquired skills and tools to be used in the classroom; then via formal and accredited training courses teaching professionals will be able to deliver more complex SaLT. This approach will be complimented by group and 1:1 interventions delivered directly by the service provider to children.

Whilst primarily the service will be delivered in schools and within term time there is scope for providers to consider a nuanced approach to delivery, which could include work outside of the locations and times cited.

Providers will contribute into the review of individual Education, health and care plans as well as annual or other periodical reviews by educational institutions.

The Council is committed to improving the quality of life for both residents and businesses within Tower Hamlets. In line with The Public services (Social value) Act 2012 the Authority will consider how this procurement might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the relevant area. In order to achieve this, it is our objective to work with existing and future contractors to secure an appropriate level of community benefits through the procurement process. Detailed guidance and minimum levels of the economic and community benefit applicable to this tender will be available within the tender documentation.

The anticipated contract start date is: Saturday, 1.9.2018.

The estimated value of the contract is:

240 000 GBP Per annum.

For a period of: 12+12+12 months.

Organisations wishing to express their interest are requested to register on the London tenders portal (www.londontenders.org) where the tender documentation will be available for download. You may be required to complete a Selection questionnaire (SQ).

The invitation to tender instructions and the specifications will be available as a public attachment allowing organisations expressing an interest in the project easy access of the main requirements. Full documentation requirements will be included within the evaluation questionnaire.

Organisations must ensure that access to the system is available to their representatives dealing with the Contract. The Council will not be liable for the lack of delegated access within the organisation and will not send any documentation regarding the contract, which shall be exclusively available through the portal.

Tenderers are responsible for allowing sufficient time to submit their ITT/SQ. The Council accepts no liability whatsoever for ITT/SQs that are not submitted due to internet connectivity issues, transmission delays or errors.

Deadline for return of quotation is:

Wednesday, 6.6.2018.

LBTH is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a supporter of Ethical Governance, our protocol can be found here along with Guidance to suppliers and providers. Or via:


II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 720 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

There will be an option to extend the contract for a further 2 periods of 12 months (+12+12) at the Contracting Authority’s sole discretion.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: no
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: 06/06/2018
Local time: 16:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/06/2018
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2073644099
E-mail: procurement@towerhamlets.gov.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: