Expressions of interest to tender for the provision of activity and holiday clubs for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) in the county of Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council owishes to invite suitably experienced and qualified organisations to tender for the service commencing on the 1st April 2015. Wiltshire Council is looking to award one contract to a single organisation to meet all of the requirements. Tenders from individual organisations who propose to deliver all of the requirements themselves and tenders from lead providers with suitable sub-contracting arrangements will be considered.

The service will consist of the following:

Short Breaks Scheme – activity and holiday clubs

Regular group based activities and holiday clubs for children and young people aged 8+ for families eligible to access the Short Breaks Scheme.

Positive Youth Activities

 Open access regular activities for young people aged 13+ targeted at young people with SEND.

Musical Groups

 Open access regular musical groups for children and young people aged 8+ targeted at those with SEND.

Clubs for young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Open access regular clubs for children and young people aged 8+ targeted at those with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

The services will be: 

  • good quality
  • accessible
  • easy to access
  • regular, available and reliable
  • flexible and person centred
  • positive, enjoyable, appropriate and a high quality experience

It is the council’s aim that an award decision should be made by December 2014 and any Contract(s) that may result from this exercise will commence on the 1st April 2015 and run for three years, with an option to extend for one year.

The tender will be carried out in one stage.  Bidders will be asked to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire as part of the process and the shortlisted candidates will have their service proposals evaluated.

The Service Specification, along with appropriate guidance, will be provided in the tender pack which is anticipated to be issued 10th September 2014 and be returned by 5th November 2014.

Expressions of interest must be submitted at: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk by 3pm on 10th September.

Please register your organisation on the website then search for the opportunity named: ‘Activity and holiday clubs for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) in the County of Wiltshire’ and express an interest. The tender documents will be available after 10th September.

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