Film Production Contract – DfE Innovation in Schools

Film Production Contract – DfE Innovation in Schools

National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), is commissioning a longform film to be used across social media channels to show the breadth and variety of what’s happening in England’s schools today. The film will be structured around interviews with professionals, pupils and parents, using footage from the classroom to illustrate examples of great work and innovative practice.

DfE film: innovation in schools

Reference number: 1057

Deadline date:31/07/2013

This deadline is for… 12 noon for return of tenders

Contract value:£30,000 – £40,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department for Education

 

Description of the contract

Big changes have taken place to schools in England in the last few years. Heads and teachers now have more freedom to innovate and to use their energy, talent and skills in different ways. The schools system is now moving to a place where further improvement will be led by schools, with great professionals helping, supporting and training each other. Significant changes to teacher training are underway, and mean that schools can now train their own recruits. So teaching is changing; it is now an area where innovation is expected and rewarded. DfE, with its agency the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), is commissioning a longform film to be used across social media channels to show the breadth and variety of what’s happening in England’s schools today. The film will be structured around interviews with professionals, pupils and parents, using footage from the classroom to illustrate examples of great work and innovative practice. The film will not use ministers. The film will support reforms to teacher training by showing prospective teachers the opportunities to innovate and lead in schools today, but will not be part of a specific recruitment campaign. It will also support school-led improvement by showing what the best professionals are doing and encouraging others to follow suit. DfE will supply some contacts and case studies and can help broker some initial approaches to schools, but the successful bidder will be expected to perform some independent research and to arrange filming and logistics. Schools should be drawn from different areas of the country, avoiding a London bias. Format: longform documentary –our starting assumption is of one piece between 10 and 20 minutes, but DfE will consider other proposals and final format and length will be agreed at contract award. We are leaving the brief open at this stage because we expect bidders to bring their own ideas; we are looking for innovative ideas and interesting new perspectives on the subject and the format will need to suit the proposal. Distribution: principally via DfE-owned social media channels Estimated value: £40k – to include all costs including travel, expenses, film, edit, kit.

 

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Classification of the contract

92111100 Training-film and video-tape production

80000000 Education and training services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Communications Division

Organisation name Department for Education

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How to apply

Email film.tender@education.gsi.gov.uk for an invitation to tender letter. While DfE would like to encourage tenders from a very wide range of individuals and companies, including small companies or sole traders, please note that you must have delivered at least two longform projects to a professional standard in the past and you will be asked to provide evidence of this at the tender stage. Estimated date for award of contract 16 August 2013