Department for Education Register of External Experts 2021-2025

Department for Education Register of External Experts 2021-2025

The DfE intend to award the RoEE places to a maximum of 200 external experts.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2020/S 229-565652

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department for Education
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: External.EXPERTISE@education.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

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: https://education.app.jaggaer.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.app.jaggaer.com
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:

Register of External Experts

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The secretary of state for education (Contracting Authority) acting through the Department for Education (DfE) is inviting bids from individuals and organisations to create a register (the Register of External Experts or RoEE) of individuals who have expertise and experience at a senior level in the education sector to provide advice to the DfE when the DfE’s need for advice arises (External Experts).

Bidders are invited to bid against a series of four broad areas or ‘categories’. Within those categories, individuals will be invited to confirm their ability to provide advice in a number of expertise areas. Individuals will be expected to meet minimum mandatory requirements and meet minimum thresholds of expertise to be appointed to the RoEE.

The categories are as follows:

1) general educationalist,

2) alternative provision and special educational needs,

3) university technical colleges,

4) behaviour.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKD NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKE YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
NUTS code: UKF EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKG WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKH EAST OF ENGLAND
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

In total there are over 60 areas of expertise we are seeking to recruit. As examples, these include experience of leading and developing free schools, university technical colleges and academy trusts. We are looking for demonstrable experience specifically gained in the education sector, including school improvement, governance, curriculum, risk, safeguarding, financial and behaviour management and recruitment. We need high-quality expertise in managing schools estates, early years, alternative provision, special educational needs and higher/further education. Please see the procurement specification for the full range of requirements.

When allocating places on the RoEE, the DfE will aim to ensure that specialist categories are adequately covered, whilst also encouraging applications from those with a broad range of experience and expertise. We also seek to ensure sufficient geographical coverage across the eight Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) areas in England.

The DfE intend to award the RoEE places to a maximum of 200 external experts. Following the initial award of the RoEE, the DfE will review the coverage of the expertise and regions. If the DfE finds expertise and/or regions without adequate coverage, then it will re-open the RoEE to allow new applicants. Previous applicants not appointed to the RoEE initially, are able to re-apply for a place on the RoEE in respect of those gaps. The DfE reserves the right to increase the total number external experts appointed to the RoEE during any re-openings as required to ensure adequate coverage of all the expertise and regions identified. Notification of a re-opening opportunity will be by way of an advert issued in contracts finder only (https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder). The advert will confirm the expertise and/or regions being sought. Any material change to the framework categories will result in a new procurement exercise.

Appointment to the RoEE does not guarantee the award of any work. Appointment to the RoEE allows external experts to bid for specific work opportunities made available by the DfE.

This procurement is being conducted in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, which applies to contracts such as those for education and training services. The procurement process has been developed in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The framework will be for a 4-year period commencing 4 April 2021 until 3 April 2025 with no further optional extensions.

 

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: 4 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 04/04/2021
End: 03/04/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

The deadline for completed ITT submissions is 4 January 2021 at 10.00. Late submissions will not be accepted. Therefore, please commence your response in good time prior to the deadline date and time

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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

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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

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

Date: 04/01/2021
Local time: 10:00
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/11/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day voluntary standstill period at the point the successful award of the entry to the framework is communicated to suppliers suppliers who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the contracting authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why they were unsuccessful. Any subsequent award of work against the framework of GBP 10 000 or higher in value will be subsequently published via additional contract award notices. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by 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 contracting authority 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 contracting authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19/11/2020