Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Supply of Diagnostic Assessment Reports of Specific Learning Difficulities (SpLD)

UoD is inviting tenders for the supply and delivery of post 16 Diagnostic Assessments and Reports for SpLD including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder and Dyscalculia. This service is for pre-entry and current students who have been pre-screened by the University, show possible indications of an SpLD, and where access to the service is likely to have a positive impact on their academic outcomes. Specialist Assessors (suitably qualified practitioner psychologists and specialist teachers) are used to determine the presence of an SpLD following screening. The Diagnostic Assessment Report (DAR) can be used by students as proof of eligibility for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) applications or for Access to Work/employer support for students on apprenticeship programmes. DSA provision enables students to access Study Needs Assessments which can, in turn, recommend appropriate support and equipment to support students' academic journeys. DARs are also used to identify UoD reasonable adjustments. Existing contractual arrangements are coming to an end and the UoD is seeking tenders from practitioner psychologists or specialist teachers who can provide SpLD assessments in accordance with this specification and relevant timescales. The University of Derby wishes to procure these services to ensure high quality assessments that students (including pre entry students) can readily access. This will have a positive impact particularly in terms of student experience, as measured through the NSS (National Student Survey) and Graduate Outcomes. This will also support the successful achievement of aims and ambitions To apply you first need to register on the University of Derby's e-procurement system: ( You will then be able to access the documents on Oracle: (


Denise China
Kedleston Road

Contract value: 350000-450000

Published: 9 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 10 Aug 2020