National Poetry Recitation Competition – Invitation to Tender

National Poetry Recitation Competition – Invitation to Tender

The Department is looking to commission an organisation to support the undertaking of a national poetry recitation competition and develop associated resources.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2019/S 079-190092

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: English.IMPLEMENTATION@education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/Department-for-Education
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

National Poetry Recitation Competition

Reference number: DfE/2019/17120

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Poetry forms part of the national curriculum for English at all key stages, and is an integral part of specifications for English Literature GCSEs. The Department for Education (Department) wants to encourage schools to improve pupils’ knowledge and enjoyment of poetry and engagement in poetry recitation and recall, in particular learning and memorising poetry by heart.

The Department is looking to commission an organisation to support the undertaking of a national poetry recitation competition and develop associated resources.

This will be an initial 9-month contract for the delivery of the 2019/20 competition, with provision to extend for a future 2 delivery years at the Department’s discretion.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Poetry forms part of the national curriculum for English at all key stages, and is an integral part of specifications for English Literature GCSEs. The Department for Education (Department) wants to encourage schools to improve pupils’ knowledge and enjoyment of poetry and engagement in poetry recitation and recall, in particular learning and memorising poetry by heart.

The Department is looking to commission an organisation to support the undertaking of a national poetry recitation competition and develop associated resources.

This will be an initial 9-month contract for the delivery of the 2019/20 competition, with provision to extend for a future 2 delivery years at the Department’s discretion.

The primary aims of a 2019 competition are:

— to encourage and boost student engagement and participation in poetry, which is an important part of the national curriculum. We are extending participation in the competition so that it covers pupils in key stage 2 as well as key Stages 3 and 4, to widen pupil participation further,

— to support students’ preparation for taking the English literature GCSE and potentially the A level. The Department has not funded a poetry recitation competition since the reformed GCSEs were implemented,

— to provide an opportunity to draw together existing high quality poetry resources from different sources to support schools; and possibly develop appropriate new resources if gaps in the market are identified to support the teaching of poetry, especially at key Stage 3. For teachers already focusing on the teaching of poetry, these resources could also potentially have the added benefit of supporting their teaching by reducing their need to acquire and/or produce their own resources, and

— to help build character, resilience and cultural capital, and improve pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.

For more information, please see the ITT pack on the Department’s e-procurement system, Bravo.

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

Value excluding VAT: 1 170 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 9
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Provision to extend by a further 24 months.

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
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 23/05/2019
Local time: 16:00
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: 23/05/2019
Local time: 16:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/04/2019

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