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20/09/2016    S181

United Kingdom-Manchester: Education and training services

2016/S 181-324714

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Education, National College for 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: Laurie Bailey
E-mail: Niche.PROGRAMMES@education.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
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

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

High Potential Senior Leaders Programme.

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

The Department for Education will launch a tender during autumn 2016 for the delivery of a new ‘High Potential Senior Leaders’ programme, providing an accelerated development route for senior leaders into headteacher posts in schools and areas where they can make the most difference.

See Contracts Finder for further information — https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0bb3c68a-c64a-4e9f-80a0-88ad3ea78899

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 8 300 000.00 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
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

England only.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Specific geographical areas will be targeted for the programme so that leadership capability and capacity is improved in schools that need it the most; more information will be provided within the invitation to bid. The provider will be required to develop and maintain delivery strategies which build leadership capacity in an increasingly school-led system.

Selection of the first cohort will commence early in 2017 for delivery from September 2017. A minimum of 400 participants is required across four cohorts, starting in September 2017, September 2018, September 2019 and September 2020. The contract will be awarded in January 2017 for immediate commencement to guarantee delivery of the first cohort in September 2017.

The purpose of the Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to provide the market with an overview of the type of services required, and to advise that a supplier WebEx event will be held in October.

II.2.14)Additional information

The WebEx Event will provide the opportunity for interested organisations to gain a better understanding of the New HPSL programme.

Please email Niche.programmes@education.gsi.gov.uk to register your interest in the supplier WebEx event and we will provide further details in due course.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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 invitation to bid will be launched and managed through the NCTL e-procurement system, REDIMO2. Bidders who are not already registered on REDIMO2, will need to register their company details on the NCTL e-procurement portal in order to access this tender opportunity. Information about how to register is available at


See Contracts Finder for further information — https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0bb3c68a-c64a-4e9f-80a0-88ad3ea78899

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: