Continued Professional Development for Advanced Practitioners

Continued Professional Development for Advanced Practitioners

This tender relates to the programme: Continuing Professional Development for advanced practitioners in the Further Education and Training sector.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2020/S 092-221121

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Education and Training Foundation
Postal address: Third Floor, 157 – 197 Buckingham Palace Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: SW1W 9SP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenderqueries@etfoundation.co.uk
Telephone: +44 2037408280

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA28768

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.mytenders.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.mytenders.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Charity

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Continued Professional Development (CPD) for Advanced Practitioners

Reference number: PR&D 20/21.2

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This tender relates to the programme: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for advanced practitioners in the Further Education and Training sector. The roles of advanced practitioners (APs) in this context are diverse but ‘are commonly described as a peer-to-peer support structure where (mostly) active practising teachers or tutors provide advice and guidance focused on improving teaching, learning and assessment’ (Tyler et al, 2017, p. 2). This programme offers a range of CPD activities for aspiring advanced practitioners, those in advanced practitioner roles (or advanced practitioner-type roles) and experienced advanced practitioners (for example, alumni of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) advanced practitioner programme or Advanced Teacher Status – ATS).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 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)

80400000
80000000
79632000
80500000
80510000
80521000
80522000
80530000
80531000
80532000
80570000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

LONDON

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This programme is subsidised through a grant from the Department for Education (DfE). Improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in maths and English is a high priority for the DfE and the ETF. This tender seeks to enable the professional development of advanced practitioners who support the delivery and embedding of these subjects across all settings in the FE and training sector. The programme will consist of a range of CPD activities including: online/face-to-face training; communities of practice; practitioner-led events and networks; and a conference.

The broad aim of this programme is to offer high-quality, innovative CPD for aspiring, current and experienced advanced practitioners. This year’s programme should build on and develop the ETF’s existing advanced practitioner offer.

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: 30/06/2020
End: 25/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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 3 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:

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 3 further years.

Payments after 31 March 2021, 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)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

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

Date: 08/06/2020
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: 08/06/2020
Local time: 12:00

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:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=219698.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:219698).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit
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:

07/05/2020