Evaluation of EdTech Demonstrator Programme – Phase 2

Evaluation of EdTech Demonstrator Programme – Phase 2

Evaluation will run from April 2021 to the end of the 2022 academic year. Throughout 2021-22, the programme will be responsible for ensuring use of technology is driven by pedagogy and business need.

EdTech Demonstrator Schools and Colleges Programme – Phase 2: Evaluation Partner

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Research and development services and related consultancy services – 73000000
  • Education and training services – 80000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

Value of contract

£150,000

Procurement reference

tender_262165/930682

Published date

4 March 2021

Closing date

15 March 2021

Closing time

9am

Contract start date

12 April 2021

Contract end date

31 July 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

 

The DfE are looking to appoint a partner to evaluate the EdTech Demonstrator programme over 2021-22. The programme was launched April 2020 to offer peer support, advice and training in ways technology can be used to strengthen their remote education and catch-up provision.

A separate procurement will be undertaken to appoint a delivery partner to oversee a digital advisory alliance, currently the ‘EdTech Demonstrator Network’

Evaluation will run from April 2021 to the end of the 2022 academic year. Throughout 2021-22, the programme will be responsible for ensuring use of technology is driven by pedagogy and business need. The network will offer support, advice and guidance centred on 5 KPIs:

1. Catch-up and recovery including ways technology can bolster pupil/student progress and outcomes, making education boundless anytime, anywhere; for example, through online and in-person teaching and supporting high-quality assessment and feedback.
2. Reducing teacher workload, including ways technology can remove unnecessary workload burdens, support more flexible teaching practices, improve access to excellent curriculum resources and develop professional bonds.
3. Strengthen school and college improvement plans; ensuring that adoption of technology has a clear plan and supported the wider aims of the school/college.
4. Support excellent school/college resource management, including ways technology can get the best value for money from their existing resources and securing informed procurement decisions where necessary
5. Securing a curriculum approach that ensures accessibility and inclusion, including focus on those pupils with SEND, and those who have been excluded/suspended.

The evaluation partner will be responsible for:

– Supporting the development of a diagnostic tool, used by the network to promote a consistent high-quality support offer.
– Providing formative and summative evaluations, based on the network’s revised KPIs.
– Designing an evaluation framework, ensuring a high number of responses from supported schools / colleges.

***AMENDMENT***
Expressions of interest (EOI) are sought to conduct an interim and final evaluation for a second phase of the EdTech Demonstrator programme. To register interest in this opportunity, please select the following link and follow instructions – https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/5dc2d861-428a-4462-9b49-ef14f567f4da

The above link – EdTech Demonstrator Schools and Colleges Programme – Phase 2: Evaluation Partner reference: tender_DFERPPU 20-21/050 updates and replaces this notice.

We’ll award a contract to a single supplier for the delivery of the services.

 

More information

 

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How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Address

Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street,
London
SW1P 3BT
England

Email

edtech.team@education.gov.uk