Alternative Routes in to Teaching – Invitation to Tender
The Welsh Government intends to develop 2 new, pan-Wales, routes of Initial Teacher Education from academic year 2019.
United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Telephone: +44 3000623300
NUTS code: UKL
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Alternative Routes in to Teaching
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Welsh Government intends to develop two new, pan-Wales, routes of initial teacher education (ITE) from academic year 2019; a part-time Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and an Employment Based Scheme (salaried PGCE).
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Welsh Government intends to develop 2 new, pan-Wales, routes of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) from academic year 2019; a part-time Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and an Employment Based Scheme (salaried PGCE).
Welsh Government is therefore intending to procure a provider (or partnership of more than 1 provider) to develop and deliver both routes working with the established regional education consortia (“the Consortia”).
Through the new part-time PGCE we aim to remove barriers of geographical accessibility to postgraduate study. The part-time route into teaching, and the employment based scheme, will be designed to provide opportunities to widen participation for those groups currently underrepresented in Wales’ teaching workforce, and enrich the profession by increasing diversity and allowing those with work-related experience from other fields and greater life-experience in general, to enter teaching.
Both new routes will be both flexible and agile, involving effective professional support and development. They will both meet the high-quality requirements of the new accreditation criteria for teacher education that have been established following the recommendations of Professor John Furlong’s report Teaching tomorrow’s teachers.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Option to extend on an annual basis for up to a further 24 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
A stated in the ITT documents.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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— registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your organisation and about the user performing the registration,
— the user who performs the registration becomes the super user for the organisation,
— on registering on the platform the super user will select a username and will receive a password,
— the password will be sent by email to the email address that was specified in the user details section of the registration page,
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— if you think that someone in your organisation may have already registered on this platform then you must not register again,
— please contact the person who registered (i.e. the super user) in order to arrange access to the platform,
— contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the super user (for example if they have left your organisation),
— Note: If your organisation is already registered on the platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the platform,
— tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2:00 pm.
How to find the ITT:
— once logged in you must click on “ITT’s Open to all Suppliers”,
— the etender references for this contract are: Project_39867 and ITT _70092
— click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the “Express an Interest button”. This will move the ITT from the “Open to all Suppliers” area to the “My ITT’s” on the home page,
— you will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the “Attachments” area,
— should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the “Messages” area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
Note: The Authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process.To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=85880
AN OJEU notice has been issued in relation to this notice.
(WA Ref: 85880)
Note: The Authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=85880
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
As stated in the tender documents.
The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Telephone: +44 3000623300Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: