Delivery of National Leaders of Education Reform for Department for Education
The Department for Education is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced single contractor to support the delivery of the National Leaders of Education reforms.
United Kingdom-London: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
National Leaders of Education Reform
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Department for Education (DfE) is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced single contractor to support the delivery of the National Leaders of Education (NLE) reforms. The contractor can be either one organisation, or a group of economic operators. In accordance to the public contract regulations Open Procedure DfE has published this contract notice, which is a call for competition, post the publication of a PIN that has already run for 35 days (which included the intended ITT documents). This contract notice has been shortened to run for a duration of 15 days, up to the tender submission deadline. The market engagement documents are available. These are included in the ITT within the DFE Jaggaer system. Interested parties will need to register via Jaggaer to access the documents.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
DfE is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced single contractor to:
1) Identify, recruit, assess and make recommendations to the DfE on the provisional accreditation of NLEs, using the NLE standards to make those judgements; and
2) Design and deliver a development programme for provisionally-accredited NLEs, using an NLE curriculum framework provided by the DfE.
The potential contractor will deliver the assessment and training of NLEs over 3 years beginning in academic year 2020 to 2021; the potential contractor will be required to accredit and train at least 450 NLEs ready for deployment by the end of September 2021; and at least a further 100 by the end of September 2022.
The potential contractor will be required to deliver, the NLE assessment and training programme on behalf of the DfE.
In summary, there are 4 core functions:
1) Identifying and recruiting applicants;
2) Assessing applicants;
3) Moderation of assessment outcomes; and
4) Training, including follow-on CPD and peer-to-peer support.
The potential contractor must have national reach, either by consortiums, building partnerships or using existing regional infrastructure; and be able to target recruitment towards the needs of schools in most need of support. This will be an evolving picture as per the contract’s requirements, the potential contractor’s strategy will also need to be adaptable, for example in terms of place, phase or type of school needing support. The potential contractor must nominate a strategic lead to have oversight of the programme. The purpose of this role is to bring senior, credible, educational leadership to the programme. During the lifetime of the contract, the training curriculum will change.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Contract may be extended by 12 months, twice, conditional on political will to continue to persue the issue, budget availability and good performance of the contractor.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
As set out in the ITT documentation.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
As set out in the ITT documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Preceded by a PIN without call for competition which has run for 35 days and included the intended ITT documentation.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Once the ITT has closed, applications will undergo an initial desktop assessment based on the criteria and weighting set out in the prospectus and application pack, following which there will be a moderation of those results before final award and mobilisation.
The DfE will administer the procurement processes electronically via the DfE e-Tendering Portal: Jaggaer. No hard copy documents will be issued and all communications with DfE (including final submission of tenders)
Will be conducted via the Jaggaer Portal. Bidders who are not already registered on the portal can register here: https://education.app.jaggaer.com
When registered and signed in to Jaggaer you will need to express an interest in the opportunity to be able to access all relevant documentation including the application pack. For any assistance required in registering bidders should contact the Jaggaer helpdesk: help_UK@jaggaer.com
DfE confirm that the initial contract period for this procurement is 3 years and the total budget available for the first 3 years is GBP 1.7 million. DfE reserve the right to extend the contract up to twice, each time for a single year duration, subject to the following conditions:
1) Satisfactory performance of the contractor to date (judgement to be solely at the discretion of the DfE);
2) Availability of the budget; and
3) Policy commitment to continue the initiative.
If the contract runs for a total of 5 years, then a total budget of GBP 2.5 million will be available.
Postal address: Royal Court of Justices, The Strand
Country: United Kingdom
The DfE will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contracts is communicated to suppliers. Unsuccessful suppliers shall be informed by the contracting authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by the breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the DfE to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the DfE to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract is shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: