Education and Standards Consultant Tender

Education and Standards Consultant Tender

We require a consultancy services of 3 days per week to cover the following responsibilities: Leadership and Management; National Training Surveys.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Business and management consultancy services

2017/S 100-198621

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
M3 3AW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lawrence Paddon
Telephone: +44 1619236340
Fax: +44 8453570025
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Education and Standards Consultant.

Reference number: GMC634

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

We require a consultancy services of 3 days per week to cover the following responsibilities:

— Leadership and Management;

— National Training Surveys;

— Analysis of Evidence;

— Data Development.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 220 000.00 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: UK
Main site or place of performance:

GMC offices in Manchester and London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Statement of requirements.

Consultancy services of 3 days per week to cover the following responsibilities:

Leadership and Management.

— Participation in the Directorate as a Manager/ senior analyst;

— Completing the corporate reporting as required;

— Providing peer/senior review of evidence reports;

— Other duties that may be required by corporate or directorate policy or processes;

— Mentoring of Evidence Team analysts or other staff;

— Teaching sessions on statistics for staff.

National Training Surveys:

— Lead on the statistical testing for the trainee and trainer surveys prior to release;

— Lead on testing the new, unpublished survey indicators, once responses are received;

— Generate a report that assesses the amount of changes identified in the validation phase of the surveys, specifically covering recommendations for improvement to support the increased data quality in deanery systems, particularly in relation to new trainer data;

— Generate a report on trainee flows between surveys, both across levels, specialties and deaneries.

Analysis of Evidence.

— To develop and manage summary reports for trainee progression using GMC Survey and national recruitment data, including fully documenting the dataset and statistical methods used;

— To work with other analysts to produce guidance for using the reports and key findings summaries highlighting results;

— Analyse data sets and provide statistical support to the Evidence team as required eg supporting the development of reports analysing trainee characteristics, supporting the development of dashboards summarising data on training environments;

— Support the Evidence team to investigate the robustness and meaning of GMC Education data sets using external data eg correlation between poor cancer centres and our concerns and NTS data;

— Provide support for work as required by changes to the team during the transition to Manchester.

Data Development:

— Explore the use of external and internal data sets to develop risk models and evidence reports for use in Education QAl;

— Manage the relationship with the National Recruitment Office to secure recruitment and selection test data;

— To liaise with and integrate recruitment data from NHS Education Scotland, and Northern Ireland where possible;

— To liaise with Health Education England to support the development of joint working and a shared understanding of data and risks;

— Support the team horizon scan future changes that may impact on the approvals system or our underlying data model.

The skills and experience required to allow resources to make an immediate contribution are:

— At least 5 years of recognised expert experience in medical training pathway analysis and workforce planning at national level, preferably evidenced by published papers, reports or contributions to national conferences;

— Excellent understanding of the UK medical education system, the regulatory framework and the key organisations with responsibility for funding, organising and delivering medical education and training;

— Proven ability to foster effective working relationships on data and analytical projects with national organisations, preferably in medical education and/or the UK healthcare sector;

— Experience of teaching or tutoring in statistical methods and approaches for testing online reports involving complex statistical analysis;

— At least 3 years’ experience in a lead role of working through different stages of the testing life-cycle including defining user requirements, system development, user acceptance and performance testing;

— Significant experience of:

— Siebel, in particular system testing;

— Tableau, production and testing of reports.

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: 24/07/2017
End: 23/07/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is provision for a one (1) year extension.

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
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: 28/06/2017
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/06/2017
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

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at:

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:

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:198071).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

General Medical Council (GMC)
3 Hardman Street
M3 3AW
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1619236340
Fax: +44 8453570025Internet address:
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:



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