76821-2019: United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

Contract notice

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.mytenders.co.uk

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.mytenders.co.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Charity

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Supporting Technical Teachers to prepare for T Level delivery through Industry Insight Activity

Reference number: SD 18/19.22

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This tender relates to Strand 4 Work Stream 3 of the T Level Professional Development support offer — to develop and deliver activities which provide insight into industry practice. The focus of Strand 4 is to provide opportunities for collaborative activity to embed the learning from the rest of the CPD offer. This work stream is split in to 2 phases:

Phase 1: scoping and development of industry insight activity;

Phase 2: management and facilitation of industry insight activity that will include: work shadowing, work placement and industry placements for teachers; delivery of practice sharing and development workshops; industry practice, advice and guidance workshops delivered by employers; support for the delivery of Teacher Regional Improvement Projects focussed on employer engagement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 359 600.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no



II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)









II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) are seeking to appoint a tenderer(s) to deliver Strand 4 workstream 3 of the T Level Professional Development support offer.

The short term aim of this work is to support technical teachers, trainers and middle managers to embed learning derived from engagement with and from industry insight activity that has supported genuine 2-way exchange between FE providers and industry. This work stream will enable participants to have an opportunity to work closely with industry experts and professional bodies, practicing dual professionalism, so that the students that they teach can gain the knowledge and skills employers need.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

(a) work shadow industry experts in specific sectors aligned to the T Level Route that they are preparing to deliver. This may involve work shadowing industry colleagues in different roles and work settings within a particular sector;

(b) undertake flexible work placements of a short duration, half or one day, to raise awareness of current industry practice in a range of different work settings;

(c) gain valuable insights through immersive industry placements over longer periods of time, 2 to 3 days, 5 days or 10 days (not necessarily consecutive days) that will support T Level curriculum planning and design, with a clear line of sight to work and delivery;

(d) attend practice sharing and development workshops;

(e) attend industry practice, advice and guidance workshops delivered by employers;

(f) attend route, pathway or subject specialist workshops that are employer led.

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

Start: 02/04/2019

End: 31/03/2020

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Description of renewals:

The contract will be awarded from 2.4.2019 to 31.3.2020.

Subject to the availability of funding and sufficiently high-quality performance of the successful tenderer during the initial phase of the contract, we would like to include a right to extend any contract for up to a maximum of 2 further years.

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:

Payments after 31.3.2020, and if applicable any new financial year, are dependent on receipt of the grant letter from the Department for Education (DfE) for 2020-21 by the ETF.

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

Section IV: Procedure


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

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

Date: 15/03/2019

Local time: 09:00

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:


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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/03/2019

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

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Education and Training Foundation
First Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2037408280

Internet address: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk

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: