Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) – Procurement of Supplies and Services

Following approval by the UK and Welsh governments, SLC is undertaking a procurement to put contracts in place for the provision of needs assessments, assistive technology, assistive technology training, and support services for customers in receipt of DSA from Student Finance England (SFE) and Student Finance Wales (SFW).

As the procurement progresses, updates will be posted to this page.

Further to the supplier day on the procurement for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) Supplies and Services, a procurement prospectus has been published. The prospectus can be accessed at the link below:

Disabled Students’ Allowance Reforms Market Engagement Preview

The Prior Information Notice (PIN) was published on Friday 04 February. Follow the link below to access the PIN:

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) Supplies and Services - Find a Tender (find-tender.service.gov.uk)

Details can be found on this page about the upcoming supplier day event which will take place in a virtual MS Teams environment.

SLC has responded to questions submitted via the Delta e.sourcing platform following the supplier day presentation.

Further to the publication of the questions and answers, SLC has issued a clarification. This can be accessed at the link below:

DSA procurement reforms – response to follow-up question

The Welsh Government has published an Equalities Impact Assessment on the procurement reforms. This can be accessed at the link below:

Equalities Impact Assessment – DSA procurement

Following conclusion of the first stage of the procurement, an update was shared with DSA suppliers.