Decision details

Appointment of providers to the White Rose Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Electronic Marketplace agreement DN510309 as a result of the competitive exercise.

Reference: D54045

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Children and Families approved decision reference D52545 to undertake a competitive procurement exercise to establish the regional White Rose special education needs and disabilities (SEND) Electronic Market Place and to appoint providers onto the agreement commencing on 1st July 2021 and expiring on 30th June 2025 with the option to extend for up to 24 months. As a consequence of this decision, a full procurement exercise was undertaken and a number of providers have been approved for appointment to the SEND EMP from which they can bid for placements advertised by local authorities who are members of the White Rose Partnership. Providers approved for immediate appointment are listed at Appendix 1.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Ofsted were unable to carry out a first inspection of some new settings. A route to access this agreement for yet to be rated providers and/or settings was described within the specification along with the process for additional quality assurance work. The providers falling into this category are identified in Appendix 2. This process is yet to be completed and will result in further appointments to the SEND EMP when a satisfactory quality check is complete.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Kate Sibson 0113 3788925 Email:

Publication date: 30/04/2021

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