Tender for Evaluation of Standards for Teaching and Leadership

Tender for Evaluation of Standards for Teaching and Leadership

The Welsh Government wishes to commission an evaluation of the professional standards for teaching, leadership and assisting teaching.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2019/S 164-402827

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Evaluation of Professional Standards

Reference number: C006/2019/20

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Welsh Government wishes to commission an evaluation of the professional standards for teaching, leadership and assisting teaching.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 290 000.00 GBP

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)

73100000
73200000
73300000
79419000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Developed in consultation with practitioners, schools and key partners in the education system in Wales, new Professional Standards have been rolled out across the workforce since 2017. The standards, which represent a radical departure from the old standards, have been designed to inspire, challenge and support practitioners from initial training through to school leadership. The standards reflect the reforms and focus on the range of skills and behaviours to support practitioners to prepare for their role in the new curriculum. Understanding how different practitioner groups, schools and related organisations view and use the standards over time will inform ongoing Welsh Government policy development including activity relating to supporting professional learning needs.

The aim of the evaluation is to assess implementation, effectiveness and anticipated impacts of the standards in terms of their ability to support the development of a highly-skilled workforce ready to meet the challenges of education reform in Wales. The evaluation will:

1) Assess the engagement with standards amongst practitioners;

2) Review the implementation of the standards amongst practitioners;

3) Understand what factors and/or conditions support or impede effective implementation of the standards;

4) Consider whether the standards have been effective in terms of their intention to:

— set clear expectations about effective practice during a practitioner’s career including, where applicable, entry to the profession,

— enable practitioners to reflect on their practice, individually and collectively, against nationally agreed standards of effective practice and affirm and celebrate their successes,

— support practitioners to identify areas for further professional development, and

— be used as part of the performance management process;

5) Explore the anticipated impacts of implementing the standards at the practitioner, school and system level;

6) Make recommendations for future policy and practice across the whole system to support the future implementation and effectiveness of the standards.

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: 290 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 33
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential to extend for up to a further 9 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:

Provided in tender documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 123-300379

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

Date: 04/10/2019
Local time: 14:00
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, Welsh

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/10/2019
Local time: 09:00

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:

E-tender Information:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— the first person from your organisation to use the platform will be required to register on behalf of the organisation,

— registration involves accepting a user agreement, and providing basic information about your organisation and about the User performing the registration,

— the user who performs the registration becomes the super user for the organisation,

— on registering on the platform the super user will select a username and will receive a password,

— the password will be sent by email to the email address that was specified in the user details section of the registration page,

— in order to login to the platform please enter your username and password,

— Note: If you forget your password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’

— registration should only be performed once for each organisation,

— if you think that someone in your organisation may have already registered on this platform then you must not register again,

— please contact the person who registered (i.e. the super user) in order to arrange access to the platform,

— contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the super user (for example if they have left your organisation),

— Note: If your organisation is already registered on the platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the platform,

— tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 02.00 p.m.

How to find the ITT:

— once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’,

— the etender references for this contract are: Project_42516 and ITT _76294

— click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest Button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page,

— you will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area,

— should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process.To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID= 94620

(WA Ref:94620)

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

As described in the tender documents.

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia bidding.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=94620

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

Provided in tender documents.

(WA Ref:94620)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
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:

22/08/2019

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