Published date: 12 October 2021

Last edited date: 12 October 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 15 November 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

  • Special education services - 80340000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

12 October 2021

Closing date

15 November 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 December 2021

Contract end date

1 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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The Department is seeking to deliver services through a single contract to be awarded by the Department for Education (DfE) to design and develop the Delivering Better Value in SEND programme.

Our vision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is the same as for all children and young people - that they achieve well in their early years, at school and beyond; they find employment where that's appropriate; and lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives which they have choices and control over the support provided to them.

The SEND Review was announced in September 2019. It is a fundamental and cross-government review looking at how to improve the SEND system so that provides more consistent, high quality, and integrated SEND services across education, health and care. It is also considering measures to make sure that money is being spent fairly, efficiently and effectively, and that the support available to children and young people is sustainable in the future.
We are working with children, young people, their families and experts across education, health and care to deliver our common goal of improving the SEND system. We will publish the review as soon as it is practicable to do so.

As the SEND review outcome is not yet known, we need to lay the foundations upon which these reforms can be built, ensuring that, through our Delivering Better Value in SEND programme, we are able to build the capacity and capability in the system to begin to address existing challenges and pressures in anticipation of wider reforms.

The full tender documentation can be accessed on the Departments e-procurement portal, Jaggaer:

Bidders must submit their Bids before 12 Noon on Monday 15th November 2021. All Bids must be submitted through the Jaggaer e-procurement portal.

About the buyer


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