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Services - 102853-2020

02/03/2020    S43

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2020/S 043-102853

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Education and Training Foundation
Postal address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW1W 9SP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2037408280
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Charity
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Shaping Success: Effective Maths and English CPD for Practitioners Working in Post-16 Education and Training

Reference number: M&E 20/21.1
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) aims to drive up standards in maths and English for all learners. An independent evaluation of our maths and English programmes found that our flexible, integrated and bespoke support has more traction if it is embedded in sustained professional development like, for example, joint practice development projects, professional networks and practitioner-led research. In order to continuously improve the standards in maths and English, this tender will build on and further develop the following programmes:

— shaping success,

— maths and English regional specialist leads,

— functional skills action research projects.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 960 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
80400000 Adult and other education services
73110000 Research services
80510000 Specialist training services
80500000 Training services
80521000 Training programme services
80531200 Technical training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of this project is to provide a joined-up, multi-faceted CPD offer, supporting maths and English practitioners across all post-16 settings. The 3 strands of this tender should encourage a coherent approach to CPD and provide a structure for sustained and embedded change.

This tender has been split in to 3 strands:

— strand 1: Maths and English CPD Programme,

— Strand 2: Regional Specialist Leads,

— Strand 3: Action Research Projects.

Tenderers are welcome to bid for the full contract (all 3 strands) or for an individual strand(s) relevant to them.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 20/04/2020
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Subject to the availability of funding and sufficiently high quality performance of the successful tenderer during the initial phase of the contract, we would like to include a right to extend any contract for up to a maximum of 2 further years. This is applicable for all 3 strands.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/03/2020
Local time: 09:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 30/03/2020
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Website at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:219126)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: