Published date: 25 February 2020

Last edited date: 25 February 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 31 August 2021

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 February 2020

Closing date

31 August 2021

Contract start date

1 September 2021

Contract end date

2 September 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

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Doncaster Borough Council (The Council) is seeking to appoint a range of Contractors able to provide Alternative Provision for children and young people, aged 8-19 many who are not able to attend their usual school or setting many of whom have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour. The successful applicants must be able to appropriately meets the needs of pupils and enable them to achieve good educational attainment, which is aligned to that of their mainstream peers. The successful provider must also be able to supplement learning through the provision of a broad range of holistic interventions

The Council is proposing to appoint Contractors through the application of a modified Dynamic Purchasing System established under the Light touch Regime

The DPS will consist of 3 Lots:

Lot 1: Provision to promote engagement and/or reengagement to mainstream school
Lot 2: Provision to support Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Lot 3: 5 day SEMH provision

Contractors are invited to apply for one, more than one, or all Lots.

The Dynamic Purchasing system for the supply of Alternative Provision will be initially 36 months in length, with two further optional 12 month extension periods, subject to the provision of available funding and the strategic priorities of the Council

More information

Linked Notice


Additional text

Doncaster Council, as the contracting authority is seeking to establish this Dynamic Purchasing (DPS) modified under the Light Touch Regime Schools within the borough will be eligible to use the DPS. This includes all schools maintained by the Local Education Authorities (LEA), Academies (whenever they convert), Secondary, Primary, Special and Pupil Referral Units and Colleges.

The values provided in Sections (ii) (1.5) and (ii) (2.6) is only an estimated potential value including extensions (values maybe higher or lower) as the council cannot guarantee any level of business through the Dynamic Purchasing System

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Shaun Ferron


Civic Office
United Kingdom


+44 1302862405


Closing: 31 August 2021