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

Student Finance England

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This post first published: 04 February 2022

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.


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.


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

SLC has responded to questions submitted via the Delta e.sourcing platform following the supplier day presentation. The questions and answers can be accessed at the link below:

DSA procurement reforms – Supplier Day Questions and Answers; March 2022

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