International Teacher Recruitment on Behalf of Department of Education

International Teacher Recruitment on Behalf of Department of Education

The award of the Framework is subject to agreement from DfE Ministers and the number of Providers per lot may be increased in order to ensure service coverage is maintained and the Framework is fit for purpose.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Education and training services

2017/S 137-281244

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education, The National College of Teaching and Leadership (‘NCTL’)
Piccadilly Gate, Store Street
Manchester
M1 2WD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mohammad Irfan
E-mail: international.framework@education.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD3
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

International Teacher Recruitment and Associated Services.

Reference number: RFX188

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE), wish to commission a framework agreement to enable the provision of services for the recruitment of teachers or the pipeline thereof from outside of England, along with bespoke packages of acclimatisation and development.

Improvements in the economy, a shrinking graduate pool and greater competition in the labour market will make it more difficult for the education system to meet the demand for additional teachers domestically. It is on this basis that overseas recruitment will be pursued as a supplementary avenue of teacher supply. The framework will support schools to recruit and retain overseas teachers for subjects that are currently a challenge to recruit to.

The award of the Framework is subject to agreement from DfE Ministers and the number of Providers per lot may be increased in order to ensure service coverage is maintained and the Framework is fit for purpose.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Recruitment and Selection Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NCTL are inviting tenders from providers who can evidence the relevant knowledge and experience of international teacher recruitment and/or supporting the transition and development of overseas teachers, including but not be limited to; a knowledge of the English education system and curriculum; relevant workforce knowledge; and previous experience of operating within, or supporting individuals from, overseas markets.

The duration of the framework will initially be for two years with the possibility of an extension of one year plus a further year.

The framework will have 3 separate lots and the number of Providers to be appointed to the framework will be 6 per Lot.

Navigating overseas markets, international relations, targeting, tailoring and marketing DfE’s requirements including multi lingual publications and services in candidates home countries, pre-screening sifting services (DBS checks and additional police certificate requirements, migration advice for candidates and schools both pre and post deployment, interview and employment services working closely with schools, brokerage services (sourcing and matching the demand from schools), visa and immigration services, testing and assessment services and headhunting campaigns.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the framework will initially be for two years with the possibility of an extension of one year plus a further year.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Acclimatisation Services;

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NCTL are inviting tenders from providers who can evidence the relevant knowledge and experience of international teacher recruitment and/or supporting the transition and development of overseas teachers, including but not be limited to; a knowledge of the English education system and curriculum; relevant workforce knowledge; and previous experience of operating within, or supporting individuals from, overseas markets.

The duration of the framework will initially be for two years with the possibility of an extension of one year plus a further year.

The framework will have 3 separate lots and the number of Providers to be appointed to the framework will be 6 per Lot.

Assessment and quality assurance of teachers and trainees, teacher pre-arrival support package, delivery of teacher networking (virtual and face-to-face), national residential acclimatisation event, school engagement post teacher deployment, post deployment support, bespoke training and top up training and responsibility for creating multi lingual publications and services including briefing new recruits, returners and trainees on the English curriculum system and how the system works in regards to Ofsted and some of the services envisaged would run with digital components.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the framework will initially be for two years with the possibility of an extension of one year plus a further year.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Bespoke Training

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000
80521000
80530000
80570000
80580000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NCTL are inviting tenders from providers who can evidence the relevant knowledge and experience of international teacher recruitment and/or supporting the transition and development of overseas teachers, including but not be limited to; a knowledge of the English education system and curriculum; relevant workforce knowledge; and previous experience of operating within, or supporting individuals from, overseas markets.

The duration of the framework will initially be for two years with the possibility of an extension of one year plus a further year.

The framework will have 3 separate lots and the number of Providers to be appointed to the framework will be 6 per Lot.

Development of an offer to candidates with a level of teaching experience, including a suite of bespoke training packages with progression to QTS assessment where applicable; and ongoing assessment for teachers, trainees and returners. This will include but not be limited to English language proficiency, training and assessment of candidates’ school proficiency, training and potential assessment of returners and salaried approach to QTS.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the framework will initially be for two years with the possibility of an extension of one year plus a further year.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 18
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 062-116121

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 01/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/09/2017
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Offices of the Department for Education.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

To participate in this procurement (RF188) you will need to register on REDIMO2 (If you are not already).

Please register at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nctl-e-procurement-system-redimo

Please e-mail our help desk: Commercial.CONTACTPOINT@education.gsi.gov.uk if you have any queries with registering your details on REDIMO2.

Once the Invitation to Bid is launched it will be visible for bidders to respond.

This Invitation to Bid will be launched on 20.7.2017

All Tender documentation will be made available from REDIMO and Bidders should ensure that they have read all documentation prior to submitting a response.

Bidders may be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before sensitive/in confidence documents can be released via REDIMO.

Where appropriate, the successful bidder will be required to deliver a Deed of Guarantee at the same time as the execution of the Agreement.

The Invitation to Bid will be launched and managed through the NCTL e-procurement system, REDIMO2. Bidders who are not already registered on REDIMO2, will need to register their company details on the NCTL e-procurement portal in order to access this tender opportunity. Information about how to register is available at Https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/account/login/?cid=DFE

Also see Contracts Finder https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder for further information.

The value of the contracts awarded under the framework is estimated between 6 000 000 GBP and 10 000 000 GBP

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department for Education, National College for Teaching and Leadership
Piccadilly Gate, Store Street
Manchester
M1 2WD
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

NCTL will incorporate a minimum ten calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate) in accordance with Public Contracts Regulations.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/07/2017

 

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