Effective Maths and English Research Tender

Effective Maths and English Research Tender

To provide an action research approach to the changing environment of post-16 teaching, training and development.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2020/S 065-156376

Contract notice


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


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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Shaping Success: Effective Maths and English CPD for Practitioners Working in Post-16 Education and Training – Strand 3

Reference number: M&E 20/21.1a

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) aims to drive up standards in maths and English for all learners. An independent evaluation of our maths and English programmes found that our flexible, integrated and bespoke support has more traction if it is embedded in sustained professional development like, for example, joint practice development projects, professional networks and practitioner-led research. In order to continuously improve the standards in maths and English, this tender will build on and further develop our approach to practitioner-led action research.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 192 000.00 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: UKI
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of this project is to provide an action research approach to the changing environment of post-16 teaching, training and development. We expect the successful tenderer to work closely with the maths and English Shaping Success delivery partners, enabling ETF to provide a joined-up, multi-faceted CPD offer, supporting maths and English practitioners across all post-16 settings in challenging circumstances.

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: 01/05/2020
End: 31/07/2021
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 2 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
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
Accelerated procedure

The COVID-19 outbreak has given rise to an urgent need for the supply of action research projects because the Shaping Success: Effective Maths and English CPD for practitioners working in post-16 Education and Training ITT (ITT Reference No. M&E 20/21) within which this strand of work original sat has been withdrawn. There is an urgency for this strand to proceed without strands 1 and 2, therefore this strand has been re-issued. This does not give The Education and Training Foundation sufficient time to comply with the standard open procedure for this procurement. The Education and Training Foundation considers this to be a state of urgency which it has duly substantiated. Accordingly, The Education and Training Foundation is using the accelerated time limits permitted under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (regulation 27(5) for the open procedure) in respect of this procurement.

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 043-102853

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

Date: 14/04/2020
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/04/2020
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=219373.

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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: