Education Research Wales
Independent programme of research to evaluate the Welsh-medium education strategy.
UK-Caerphilly: research services
Section I: Contracting authority
Welsh in Education Unit, Department for Education and Skills
Welsh in Education Unit, Ty’r Afon, Bedwas Road
For the attention of: Awen Penri
CF83 8WT Caerphilly
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.
NUTS code UKL
— Whether the assumptions/hypotheses underlying the Welsh-medium education strategy are well founded,
— Whether, in the light of experience, the strategic aims and objectives are appropriate and achievable,
— How effectively different elements of the Strategy knit together and how well they fit with other Welsh Government policies,
— The degree to which the Strategy has provided the Welsh in education unit a platform for promoting a growth in Welsh-medium education,
— The extent to which the Strategy is bringing about the changes sought within the education and training system,
— The effectiveness of the support mechanisms (including funding arrangements) needed to initiate change,
— Factors which are hindering or helping the realisation of the Strategy’s aims and objectives,
— Whether initiatives undertaken represent value for money,
— The effectiveness of particular initiatives undertaken in the name of the strategy, and,
— How the Strategy, or its component elements, need to change in order to meet the Welsh Government’s aspirations i.e. the evaluation should help to inform the Welsh Government’s decision making.
Alongside this over-arching evaluation, evaluations of specific programmes included in the Strategy are required in order to measure their impact and effectiveness.
The Welsh Assembly Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:
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Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
Community benefits do not apply to this contract.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
In 2011, the Welsh Government commissioned an Evaluation Framework for the Welsh-medium Education Strategy [http://wales.gov.uk/about/aboutresearch/social/latestresearch/welsheducation/?lang=en].
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.6.2012