Department for Education Item Writing Framework
The Standards and Testing Agency is looking to appoint a number of Suppliers onto a framework to deliver Item Writing services for a range of tests.
United Kingdom-Coventry: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Department for Education, National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
Department for Education, 53-55 Butts Road, Earlsdon Park
For the attention of: Chris Davies
CV1 3BH Coventry
Electronic access to information: Contracts Finder — https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
— Drafting items (test questions) suitable for Department for Education (DfE) assessments.
— Informally trialling items with appropriate age range / ability groups to derive qualitative data on item performance.
— Reviewing, refining and amending the items as a result of informal trialling, expert review, or any other feedback provided by STA/DfE.
— Identifying applicable metadata for each item as defined in the specific work requests.
— Ensure that guidance on accessibility, diversity and inclusion for texts / items has been met.
— Handover of IPR to the DfE.
— Any printing required to meet trialling and handover requirements.
— Presentation of items in defined templates.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 192-347801 of 3.10.2015
Other previous publications
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: