Decision details

Procurement to identify a provider to deliver the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service for Blackburn with Darwen

Decision Maker: Officer Decisions

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The delegated officer Joanne Siddle, Strategic Director of Children & Education, in accordance with section 2.6 of the Council’s Contract Procurement Procedure Rules agrees:


·       To approve the proposed strategy for the procurement and the commencement of a tendering and procurement activity to offer this service to the wider market, with revised contractual and commissioning arrangements to be in place from the 1st August 2024. This contract will be for a provider to offer the SENDIASS in accordance with the service specification. The contract will be awarded for 3 years with an option to extend for up to 2 year’s subject to satisfactory delivery which will be monitored via robust contract review processes. 


·       To extend the current contract to 31st July 2024 to allow time for a full tender process to be undertaken.

Publication date: 05/04/2024

Date of decision: 05/04/2024

Decided at meeting: 05/04/2024 - Officer Decisions

Effective from: 12/04/2024

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