Accredited Provider Status National Professional Qualifications

Accredited Provider Status National Professional Qualifications

The DfE is inviting applications from schools and other organisations who wish to become accredited providers of NPQ courses by way of entry into Accreditation Agreements with the DfE in the 2017 to 2018 (English) academic year (September onwards).

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2017/S 026-046101

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
Contact person: John Fisher
E-mail: NPQ.Reform@education.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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:

Accredited Provider Status National Professional Qualifications (NPQS).

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The NPQs are a set of 4 qualifications designed to support the professional development of school leaders. The 4 qualifications are:

— National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML).

— National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).

— National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).

— National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL).

The DfE is inviting applications from schools and other organisations who wish to become accredited providers of NPQ courses by way of entry into Accreditation Agreements with the DfE in the 2017 to 2018 (English) academic year (September onwards).

DfE is looking for a range of providers to design, deliver, and assess one or more of the NPQs across England.

Providers will not be paid by DfE for operating under an Accreditation Agreement. However, providers accredited by way of an Accreditation Agreement will be able to charge participants who attend the NPQs courses they provide.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80510000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England only.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Accredited providers will work within a flexible set of frameworks set out in the Accreditation Agreement that comprise:

— A Levels and Qualifications Framework.

— A Content and Assessment Framework.

— A Quality Framework.

While providers will be required to meet the expectations set out in the Quality Framework, including the provision of content that teaches the core knowledge and skills set out in the Content and Assessment Framework, they will have the freedom to:

— Develop and deliver any or all of the four NPQ qualifications at a national, cross-regional, regional, or sub-regional level,

— Develop and deliver bespoke, context-based content in or around all of the knowledge and skills detailed in the Content and Assessment Framework.

See https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search for further information.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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

An Accreditation Agreement with the right to provide NPQ courses from the 3 years starting in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will be issued to successful applicants with annual break clauses.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Accreditation will be awarded to applicants who can successfully demonstrate through their response to the application process that they are capable of delivering NPQs to the required standards. Applicants will be required to meet a set of mandatory criteria before being scored according to their responses to application questions.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The Accreditation Agreement and the evaluation criteria, available in the Invitation to Apply document (https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder), sets out all conditions relating to this contract.

All application documentation will be made available from https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder and applicants should ensure that they have read all documentation prior to submitting a response.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

This procurement relates to educational training services which fall within Schedule 3 of the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 and, as such, it will be conducted under the light touch regime. The procurement may, subject to the quality of compliant bids received, involve the DfE entering into a dialogue with 1 or more suppliers.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 20/03/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Provider information events have been advertised on Contracts Finder herehttps://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/729fef40-69b1-49e5-9c96-d963a8a3f9d2?p=@=UFQxUlRRPT0=NjJNT08 however, these events are now fully subscribed. All materials used at these events, including a questions and answers documents, will be attached to the Contracts Finder notice.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/02/2017

 

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