DfE Trialling and Sampling Framework
STA wish to re-establish a Trialling and Sampling Framework to carry out trials and sampling exercises for a range of DfE assessments.
United Kingdom-Coventry: Primary education services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
53-55 Butts Road, Earlsdon Park
Contact person: James Heathcote
NUTS code: UKG33Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Trialling Framework — STA0166
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
STA wish to re-establish a Trialling and Sampling Framework to carry out trials and sampling exercises for a range of DfE assessments. The new framework will be established by mid-2018 and will operate for a maximum of 4 years.
Each year, around 560 000 children who have reached the end of key stage 1 and key Stage 2, participate in a range of National Curriculum Tests (NCTs) (and from 2016 onwards, a similar number of pupils at the end of key Stage 1 will also participate in National Curriculum Tests), and around 35 000 skills tests are sat each year. Each potential test item and complete test is trialled with an appropriate target candidate.
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 required services include (but are not limited to):
— Project Management,
— Management Information,
— Business Continuity,
— Financial Requirements,
— Quality Assurance,
— Exit and Transition.
— recruitment and management of schools and test centres,
— recruitment, training and management of administrators,
— recruitment, training and management of markers/coder,
— collection and distribution of assessment instruments,
— secure administration of tests in schools and test centres,
— test and pupil/candidate data handling,
— trial and sample admin reports,
— Desktop Publishing,
— marking/coding of test scripts,
— management of scripts during marking/coding,
— data capture and management,
— return of results.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The total value of the work over 4 years is expected to be between GBP 30 500 000 and GBP 40 140 000.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
Referred to in the scope of requirements and to be listed in each individual call-off.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
See Invitation to Tender letter.
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
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: