The requirement is to develop a robust, consistent and collaborative approach to the delivery of Personalised Learning Pathways (PLP) for young people with complex needs (High Needs Learners), and Community Learning for people aged 19 and over, via the implementation of an Approved Provider List (APL) consisting of two Lots. More details relating to the proposed services are contained within each of the Lot specifications.
The APL will run from 1st July 2015 for a maximum period of four years. Whilst the contract will commence on this date, service delivery will not commence until 1st August 2015.
The project has now entered the business as usual stage and therefore Service Providers may submit an application at any point within the contract term. All applications will be reviewed and a response provided by the Contract Manager within 20 working days.
There is no guarantee of any allocation of work during the term of the APL.
Please note, in accordance with the guidance provided by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA), Service Providers must not sub-contract the delivery of funded provision to other organisations or self-employed individuals.
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (as host of the NHS London Procurement Partnerhip) is seeking to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System "DPS" for the provision of Language Services including Spoken Face to Face Interpretation; Non-spoken Face to Face Interpretation (including British Sign Language), Telephone & Video Interpretation & Written Translation & Transcription & Ancillary Services.
The DPS is structured to offer participating authorities flexibility & choice. It shall be a matter of judgment for the participating authorities to decide which particular lot(s) are most appropriate to meet their specific requirements, to best deliver their business needs.
The DPS shall be open to public sector organisations including but not limited to:
LPP member bodies as listed at: http://www.lpp.nhs.uk/about-lpp/our-members/ , and any additional new LPP members for the duration of the contract, plus any other Public Sector bodies located in England, subject to the approval of LPP.
This DPS will enable participating organisations to conduct futher competitions as and when their organisation's requirement arises. The Language Services are given in the Lots listed below. Lots 1-3 are divided in to regional sub-lots. Providers will submit responses based on their experience and capabilities in the individual Lots, and on the regions to be covered. It is envisaged that providers will submit their tenders in the following combinations:A Tender for only one Language Service Lot (a single Lot or sub-lot within Lots 1 through to 5),