Decision details

Re-procure SEND Disagreement Resolution and Mediation Service (ODD/013/2021)

Decision Maker: Executive Director Children's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To proceed and re-procure the SEND Disagreement Reosluiton and Mediation Service fro a two year contract until 31/03/2023. 

Reasons for the decision:

In line with the requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014, The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and the SEN and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years, May 2015, an independent disagreement resolution and mediation service is required to be provided as a statutory function for parents/carers (until their child is 18 years of age) and young people (beyond compulsory school age and up to the age of 25 years).


Ensuring the continuity of provision of a statutory service by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council at a contract value that reflects demand/best value it is necessary to

retender the Mediation and Disagreement Resolution service by means of a Request for Quote (RFQ) for a two-year contract up to the value of £69,900.


Consultation and Service user feedback is sought and considered after each mediation and disagreement resolution and is reported in the updates from the provider


The business justification was made and accepted shown in copy of the minute accompanying this ODR.

Publication date: 12/02/2021

Date of decision: 11/01/2021