Gaelic Immersion Weeks for Teachers 2014

Gaelic Immersion Weeks for Teachers 2014

Bòrd na Gàidhlig wish to see 5 Gaelic Immersion for Teachers Weeks delivered in 2014. These weeks will be part of a wider structure aimed at teachers who wish to transfer to Gaelic Medium Education (GME) in the future.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Great Glen House, Leachkin Road,

Inverness

IV3 8NW

UK

Morna Butcher

+44 1463225454

morna@gaidhlig.org.uk
http://www.gaidhlig.org.uk
http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Gaelic Immersion Weeks for Teachers 2014

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Bòrd na Gàidhlig wish to see 5 Gaelic Immersion for Teachers Weeks delivered in 2014. These weeks will be part of a wider structure aimed at teachers who wish to transfer to Gaelic Medium Education (GME) in the future.

It is expected that those eligible for the courses will have some Gaelic Language ability, but will not yet be fluent. The weeks should run at 2 levels: beginner / intermediate; intermediate – advanced.

The main aims of each week are:

– To give teachers with some Gaelic ability an opportunity to improve their language skills

– Equip teachers with language and vocabulary suitable for a Gaelic classroom setting

– Give teachers a taste of GME

– Provide teachers with further confidence in their Gaelic language skills and encourage them to take the next steps toward a career in GME teaching.

Each week should

– Provide places for up to 10 teachers

– Run during school-term time

– Be suitable for Primary and Secondary Teachers

– Provide teachers with language skills suitable for a GME environment

– Provide teachers with school and subject specific vocabulary

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=288009.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy
179999 other Education
261400 Training and Conferences

100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Total amount of up to £25,000 inclusive of VAT. Bòrd na Gàidhlig is offering funding of up to £5,000 (inclusive of VAT) per week, for 5 weeks.

This should include

– Teaching / tutor costs

– Room / Venue Hire

– Accommodation

– Refreshments

– Other relevant costs

A detailed breakdown of costs must be provided and Bòrd na Gàidhlig can only provide support for items detailed in the tender.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Colleges, Universities and community groups that already offer Gaelic courses and that also have an understanding of Gaelic-medium education are invited to submit a tender to Bòrd na Gàidhlig to design and deliver between one and four immersion weeks.

Bids can be made to hold the immersion weeks at the college, university or providers’ own premises, or in another suitable venue.

As it is expected that some of the teachers will be travelling a distance to attend, there should be accommodation close to the venue.

There is also an opportunity to work with a local authority to deliver an immersion week for teachers working in a specific area.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 24-01-2014

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
31-01-2014  Time  17:00

c) Estimated award date 14-02-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

ENScottish Gaelic

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Bòrd na Gàidhlig was established as a public body by the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 which was commenced on 13th February 2006.

The legislation is designed to promote the use of Scottish Gaelic, secure the status of the language and ensure its long-term future. The Act sets out 3 main aims for Bòrd na Gàidhlig:

– to increase the number of persons who are able to use and understand the Gaelic language;

– to encourage the use and understanding of the Gaelic language; and

– to facilitate access, in Scotland and elsewhere, to the Gaelic language and Gaelic culture.

The Chairman and members of Bòrd na Gàidhlig are appointed by Scottish Ministers. The Bòrd currently has eleven members in total, including the Chair, and is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

As a statutory Non-departmental Public Body, the Bòrd is directly funded by the Scottish Ministers and is accountable to them. The Bòrd works closely with the Scottish Government, public authorities and key partners, including the Gaelic organisations and community groups, to promote and develop the use and understanding of Gaelic and to ensure that public funds are wisely and effectively spent.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig, in partnership with Gaelic speakers and the people of Scotland, wants Gaelic to be spoken far and wide.

(SC Ref:288009)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Sgèilichean Sgilean Cànain 2012
Tender Doc Seachdainean Bogaidh 2014

5.3

Publication date of this notice

17-12-2013

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