Invitations to tender for SEND contracts announced

Today the Department for Education has published seven Invitations to Tender for contracts to support special educational needs (SEN) and disability in 2017-18. 

The seven contracts will provide total funding of up to £4,812,000 in 2017-18. They are open to voluntary and community sector organisations, social enterprises and others bidding on a not-for-profit basis. 

Information can be found on the Contracts Finder website (  The Invitations to Tender cover:

Proposals should be submitted to the Department by 10am on Monday 30 January 2017. 

Questions about the process can be submitted until 9 January 2017 to  Answers to all questions will be available on Contracts Finder by 16 January 2017.  DfE will not be able to answer any questions that are received after 9 January 2017.