Delivery Partner for the Centres for Excellence Programme
To research, develop, evaluate and disseminate high quality basic maths teaching approaches and resources.
United Kingdom-London: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Post-16 Maths and English | Higher and Further Education Directorate
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, Westminster
Telephone: +44 8450194170
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UKZ
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Delivery Partner for the Centres for Excellence programme
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
DfE requires a Delivery Partner to research, develop, evaluate and disseminate high quality basic maths teaching approaches and resources that focus on students aged 16+ with low prior maths attainment to be trialled and developed within the new Centres for Excellence.
Whilst DfE will select and grant fund the Centres, they will be operationally managed by the Delivery Partner, who will be responsible for training, mentoring and supporting the Centres for Excellence to trial the approaches.
The Delivery Partner will monitor and review the Centres for Excellence to establish and maintain exemplary standards of provision to meet both local and national maths priorities.
The Delivery Partner will support the Centres for Excellence to network and disseminate the new or improved ways of teaching maths through post-16 maths networks.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This procurement will be subject to the Light Touch Regime of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Full procurement documentation is available from the e-tendering portal url in Section 1 para 1.3.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The Department reserves the right to extend this contract for 2 further periods of 12 months to 31.3.2023.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria (mandatory and discretionary) is as stated in the procurement documents available from the address in Section 1 para 1.3)
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The Delivery Partner will also commission an Evaluation Partner to conduct an ongoing, independent and objective evaluation to determine whether the teaching approaches being trialled are having an impact on the quality of teaching and improving outcomes for students.
Royal Court of Justices, the Strand
The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contracts is communicated to suppliers. Unsuccessful suppliers shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by the breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract is shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: