Maths and Physics Chairs Programme 2016 and 2017
This programme specifically contributes to this priority by increasing the number of specialist maths and physics teachers in the classroom.
United Kingdom-London: 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)
2nd floor, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
SW1P 3BT London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.education.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: http://http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/index/about-us/working-with-the-national-college/supplying/supplying-redimo.htm
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/index/about-us/working-with-the-national-college/supplying/supplying-redimo.htm
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.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Maths and Physics Chairs programme (Chairs) is part of a wider package of initiatives to improve the progression of young people in STEM and to enhance of teaching in those subjects.
A key benefit of the programme will be the recruitment of the most able post-doctoral researchers into schools to inject deep subject expertise and enthusiasm into the classroom to raise student progression, and into the current teaching staff through targeted CPD and master class tuition at expert subject level.
The scope for this contract is for two intakes (of around 100-110 places each) to start their training in 2016/17 (cohort 3) and 2017/18 (cohort 4) respectively. Each intake would be on the programme for three years The specification in the Invitation to Tender is designed to provide information for organisations interested in responding to this contract for the development of the Chairs initial teacher training programme and its delivery in academic years 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20. It sets out the requirements of the contract and the process for interested parties to submit a bid and details how they will be evaluated.
The longer term vision is for Chairs to create a ‘steady state’ of 300 post-doctoral researchers as Maths and Physics Chairs by 2018 sharing their expertise with schools as part of a hub model. Those recruited would act as catalysts, advocates and champions for spreading expertise in maths and physics throughout the system. The success of the programme would also raise the profile of progression in maths and physics, encouraging schools to employ them.
To deliver the high quality programme by the proposed options, it is necessary to combine outstanding recruitment, development of additional training with the very best of the expertise in the initial teacher training sector. The programme is also aligned to other teacher training routes in terms of selection and recruitment to ensure parity.
Duration of the contract or time limit for completion October 2015 — September 2020.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
Registration for the procurement.
If your organisation is interested in participating in this procurement you will need to register on REDIMO (If you are not already). Please register athttps://REDIMO.nationalcollege.org.uk/selfservice/pages/public/supplier/registration/supplierRegistration.cmd
Please e-mail our helpdesk mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries with registering your details on REDIMO.
The Invitation to Tender letter will be launched on Wednesday 25.3.2015.
All Tender documentation will be made available from REDIMO and Bidders should ensure that they have read all documentation prior to submitting a response.
A Webex event to publicise this tender was held on Tuesday 17 March. Content from this event, including presentation materials and submitted questions and answers will be available in the tender information on REDIMO.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
To the address in 1 in the first instance
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: