Services - 116121-2017

29/03/2017    S62

United Kingdom-Manchester: Education and training services

2017/S 062-116121

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Education, The National College of Teaching and Leadership (‘NCTL’)
Postal address: Piccadilly Gate, Store Street
Town: Manchester
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: M1 2WD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mohammad Irfan
E-mail: international.framework@education.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Provision of a framework of services to supply, recruit, train and support international teachers re-locating to England.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of the PIN is to gather feedback from suppliers and stakeholders, which will help inform and shape the design of a framework. This engagement will also help the department to gauge the level of interest from the market and help inform our procurement strategy. Suppliers will need a combination of: teacher recruitment experience; expertise in supporting the transition and development of overseas trained or trainee teachers; understanding of the English education system and experience of the visa system and workforce; and experience of operating within overseas countries.

See Contracts Further for further information — https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/dea96121-15ee-467f-9d4c-d6f420697645

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 100 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Recruitment and Selection Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79600000 Recruitment services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Navigating overseas markets, international relations, targeting, tailoring and marketing DfE's requirements including multi lingual publications and services in candidates home countries, pre-screening sifting services (DBS checks and additional police certificate requirements, migration advice for candidates and schools both pre and post deployment, interview and employment services working closely with schools, brokerage services (sourcing and matching the demand from schools), testing and assessment services and headhunting campaigns.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Acclimatisation and Development

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79600000 Recruitment services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Assessment and quality assurance of teachers and trainees, teacher pre-arrival support package, delivery of teacher networking (virtual and face-to-face), national residential acclimatisation event, school engagement post teacher deployment, post deployment support, bespoke training and top up training and responsibility for creating multi lingual publications and services including briefing new recruits, returners and trainees on the English curriculum system and how the system works in regards to Ofsted and some of the services envisaged would run with digital components.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bespoke Training

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Development of an offer to candidates without QTS to support them in progressing to QTS assessment and qualification; recruitment services including placement in schools and ongoing assessment.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
09/10/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to host a market engagement event to discuss with potential suppliers the policy, commercial and financial aspects of the requirement prior to finalising the specification and associated bidding documentation. More information about the event will be published on our electronic tendering system — https://redimo.nationalcollege.org.uk/selfservice/

Should this project proceed to procurement all information will be issued to potential suppliers via the Department's e-procurement system REDIMO.

See Contracts Finder https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/dea96121-15ee-467f-9d4c-d6f420697645 for further information.

Providers wishing to apply for this provision will need to register on the link above.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/03/2017