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Invitation to tender (ITT): Universal SEND Services programme

26 Jul 2022|14:53

nasen has published two invitations to tender (ITT) through the Universal SEND Services programme.  

ITT 1:

Part 1: Action Research and Lesson Study for SEND – to help identify and support the development of small scale action research studies with schools and FE colleges - resulting in focused improvements such as pedagogy, identification, intervention or working with families, enabling school and FE colleges to focus on presenting issues in their setting. This must involve supporting school and FE college -based research and development projects which have a particular focus on improving outcomes for learners with SEND. The results of these projects to be widely shared to contribute to the collective understanding of what works, where and how. 
Length of contract: September 2022 – March 2025
Value of contract: Subject to contract, the maximum sum available is £110,000 (net)
Contracts Finder: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/59ce3f5a-af2f-4122-a9ee-d6edbbea969f

ITT 2:

Innovation for SEND – to identify, document, evaluate, scale up and share effective initiatives that demonstrate promising school or FE colleges practice, which will benefit children and/or young people with SEND.
These initiatives may also include existing innovation that will support existing small local projects showing promise or ideas generated through SEND research projects, such as in-setting action research, initiatives resulting from study towards National Award for SEN Co-ordination, Professional Development Groups or Communities of Practice, or Action research.
Length of contract: September 2022 – March 2025
Value of contract: Subject to contract, the maximum sum available is £188,185 (net)
Contracts Finder: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/5df88d8f-aa36-46bb-a048-64221dd014f7

Application process:

To apply, suppliers are kindly asked to visit Contracts Finder (links above) to read the ITT, complete the application form template in Word format provided at Appendix 1, and provide additional Appendixes, as permitted within the application template.

Once the information is completed, all documents should be labelled and sent to Martin Bull at martinb@nasen.org.uk by no later than 5pm on 24 August 2022 with "Universal Services Tender Lot 1" or "Universal Services Tender Lot 2" in the subject line, as appropriate. All bids will then be opened and witnessed by nasen.

We would be open to tenders from one or more organisations to deliver the services required and will consider value for money and cost benefits. 

General information about the Universal SEND Services programme can be found here