Education Governance Recruitment Service
Going forward, we want to provide stability through multi-year funding through a contract covering four financial years, commencing on 1.9.2016 and ending 31.3.2020.
United Kingdom-Sheffield: Education and training services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Level 6, 2 St Paul’s Place
Contact person: Peter Sargeant
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Governance Recruitment Service.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Government is committed to delivering education excellence everywhere. We want every child to attend a good school to get the best start in life and enable them to reach their full potential regardless of their background. In an increasingly academised, school-led, self-improving system, robust school governance is crucial to complement growing school autonomy and the growth of multi-academy trusts. The Government’s vision and expectations for the governance of schools and MATs is set out in the Governance Handbook.
The Government has for many years funded support to governing boards to help them recruit the high calibre people they need to deliver effective governance.
Going forward, we want to provide stability through multi-year funding through a contract covering four financial years, commencing on 1.9.2016 and ending 31.3.2020, with the possibility of a further 1 year contract extension in 2020-21.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The service will:
— Help boards recruit the highest calibre people possible.
— Support the maximum possible number of governing boards within available resources.
— Prioritise the boards most in need of finding skilled people and areas of the country where education standards and capacity to improve are weakest, whilst maintaining support to any school wishing to use the service.
— Provide effective screening, matching, and as far as possible training, to maximise the impact of the people introduced onto boards.
— Engage more employers to support governance through for example encouraging their staff to be involved in governance.
— Raise awareness across the system of how to structure and populate a highly skilled governing board.
— Establish a new national channel through which governing boards can recruit an experienced and skilled chair.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
See Contracts Finder — https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder for further information including how to obtain an ITT letter.
DfE estimate the contract value to be up to 710 000 GBP between 1.9.2016 and March 2017, and up to 1 000 000 GBP in each financial year to 2019-20, inclusive of all VAT. The contract will include break clauses at the end of each financial year and an option to extend for 1 more year.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
DfE intends to contract with either a supplier who proposes to offer the whole service (with or without subcontractors) or a consortium of suppliers who have joined together to offer the whole service. At the bidding stage a consortium must be either a legal entity or have a lead organisation which is authorised to act on behalf of its members with which DfE can contract. Suitably qualified Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) who consider that they have the necessary skills and experience to support the programme are encouraged to submit a bid.
The Department reserves the right to finalise payment mechanisms, based on the preferred supplier’s bid, as part of formalising the contract.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of 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
On Thursday 17 March from 12:15 to 16:00, there will be a ‘Supplier Event’ held at:
Department for Education,
Great Smith Street,
London SW1P 3BT
This event will allow potential bidders to discuss requirements in more detail with the Department. To register your interest in attending, please firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your organisation and the names and contact details of the attendees. Please note that owing to limited space available, a maximum of two representatives per organisation will be admitted. Please contact us to register your interest in bidding even if you are unable to attend the supplier event.
The scope of this contract may be extended following future, as yet unknown, developments which fall within the scope of the original contract aims, up to a further value of no more than 50 % of the original contract value without the need to tender. Any such changes would be agreed with the contractor.
Level 6, 2 St Paul’s Place
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: