Published date: 8 February 2022

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

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

8 February 2022

Closing date

15 November 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

4 January 2022

Contract end date

29 April 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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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



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

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.

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Award information

Awarded date

7 February 2022

Contract start date

4 January 2022

Contract end date

29 April 2022

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

IMPOWER Consulting Ltd


181 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4EG


Companies House number: 03876501

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Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer


Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street