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Impartial Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice Service (ISENDIAS) for Contract to start in January 2018. The purpose of the ISENDIAS is to promote, support and facilitate where necessary, partnership between children, young ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
London Borough of Ealing
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
W5 2HL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Danielle Grant-Vest
Telephone: +44 2088257238
NUTS code: UKI23

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Impartial Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice Service (ISENDIAS).

Reference number: 1312
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Impartial Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice Service (ISENDIAS) for Contract to start in January 2018. The purpose of the ISENDIAS is to promote, support and facilitate where necessary, partnership between children, young people and their families and the Local Authority (LA), Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), schools, health services and voluntary bodies in identifying, assessing and making provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. The Outcomes of the service are: - Parents/carers and young people feel better informed about health, care and education services - Parents/carers and young people have improved independence and feel empowered to make decisions - Disagreement resolution and tribunals are a last resort, and the service's skill ensures most cases are resolved amicably.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 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: UKI23
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contract is for the provision of an Impartial Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice Service (ISENDIAS) service which is independent from the Council, education providers and health providers so that it can provide parents/carers and young people with advice which is impartial. The service reflects the statutory duty of local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCG) to provide impartial information advice and support in health, care and education for their community, as laid out in the Children and Families Act 2014.

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: 750 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial period of 3 years with ability to be extended by up to 2 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue
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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: yes
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: 07/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
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: 60 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 07/07/2017
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ealing Council
14-16 Uxbridge Road
W5 2HL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2088257238


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: