High Potential Initial Teacher Training and Leadership Development Programme 2022/23

High Potential Initial Teacher Training and Leadership Development Programme 2022/23

The contract will require recruitment of and delivery of teacher training to two cohorts of high-quality graduates and career changers.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2020/S 134-331384

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department for Education on behalf of itself and the Secretary of State for Education
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: highpotential.ITT@education.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3700002288
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/dfe

Address of the buyer profile: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

High Potential Initial Teacher Training and Leadership Development Programme 2022/23

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Secretary of State for Education, through the Department for Education (‘the Authority’) is undertaking a procurement to appoint a contractor to deliver a single national (England) contract (the ‘Contract’), for the provision of the high potential initial teacher training and leadership development programme (‘the Programme’).

The contract will require recruitment of and delivery of teacher training to two cohorts (the ‘2022 Cohort’ and the ‘2023 Cohort’) of high-quality graduates and career changers. The contractor will be required to commence the recruitment activities for the 2022 Cohort on or before October 2021.

The initial contract period shall commence on the date on which the contractor begins to deliver the services and shall expire in October 2025, subject to earlier termination in accordance with the provisions of the contract with an option, at the authority’s discretion, to extend the contract for a further period or periods of up to a maximum of 24 months in duration.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 164 800 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000 Training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The authority is seeking to appoint a contractor to deliver a single national contract for the provision of the Programme.

The Programme aims to support the Government’s ambition that all schools in England must have access to high-quality teachers, especially those schools serving disadvantaged areas, by recruiting and developing high-quality graduates and career changers (Participants) who might not otherwise have considered teaching or working in a school serving economically disadvantaged pupils. These participants will supplement the supply of new teachers into primary and secondary schools and early years settings serving low income communities, with high numbers of disadvantaged and low attaining pupils (Eligible Schools).

The Programme is intended to attract participants with a 2:1 degree or above into teaching and place them in Eligible Schools. The contractor is expected to provide a Programme that will successfully compete with other high profile and well-respected graduate recruitment Programmes and to attract participants into teaching. Participants will be employed to fill vacancies, undertake employment-based initial teacher training and contribute to the schools’ overall improvement.

The key objectives of the Programme are to:

• recruit the best and brightest graduates and career changers who have the potential to be highly skilled teachers and leaders and who would be otherwise unlikely to join the profession or work in an Eligible School;

• train them to be highly skilled teachers and emerging leaders and fill teacher vacancies at Eligible Schools in England to help close the attainment gap between deprived pupils and their peers.

The Programme should also prepare, support, inspire and encourage participants to consider the range of career progression pathways in education and promote the longer-term benefits of progressing a career in teaching or education sector.

The contractor is required to design and develop a high-quality and innovative Programme to deliver the following services which are described further in the procurement documents:

• attraction of candidates,

• candidate recruitment and selection,

• initial teacher training,

• leadership development,

• participant retention and ongoing support,

• school recruitment and placements,

• contractor management information,

• programme evaluation,

• continuous improvement,

• data management and security,

• contractor performance management,

• contractor assurance,

• implementation and resourcing,

• demobilisation and exit Planning.

The authority expects to award the contract at the end of March 2021, with the activities to attract, recruit and select candidates for the Programme to commence on or before October 2021.

The two cohorts shall commence the training element of the Programme as follows:

• the 2022 Cohort shall start year 1 of the Programme by the 30 September 2022 and year 2 of the Programme by 30 September 2023; and

• the 2023 Cohort shall start year 1 of the Programme by 30 September 2023 and year 2 of the Programme by 30 September 2024.

The 2022 Cohort shall complete the Programme by August 2024 and the 2023 Cohort by August 2025.

The authority anticipates that contract exit activity for the initial contract period shall be completed by October 2025.

The estimated contract value of the contract (including any possible extension period) is anticipated to be one hundred and sixty-four million eight hundred thousand pounds (GBP 164 800 000) (excluding VAT).

Further detail in relation to the estimated contract value of the contract is set out in the introduction and overview of the procurement document. The estimated total contract value set out in this notice is not guaranteed and is based on the best information available to the authority at this time.

Interested organisations are referred to the procurement documents for further information on the description of the procurement, the contract and the authority’s needs and requirements.

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

Value excluding VAT: 164 800 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 79
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

There will be an option for the Authority at its discretion to extend the contract on written notice for a further period or periods of up to a maximum of 24 months in duration as set out in the contract. If exercised, this period would allow for the delivery of an additional one or two cohorts (the 2024 Cohort and the 2025 Cohort) and related exit activity. The options to extend the contract will be solely at the Authority’s discretion and will be subject to satisfactory contractor performance, ministerial approval and availability of funding.

If the option to extend is exercised by the Authority:

• the 2024 Cohort shall start Year 1 of the Programme by the 30 September 2024 and year 2 of the Programme by 30 September 2025;

• the 2025 Cohort shall start Year 1 of the Programme by 30 September 2025 and year 2 of the Programme by 30 September 2026.

The 2024 Cohort shall complete the Programme by August 2026 and the 2025 Cohort by August 2027.

The Authority anticipates that there would be a period of 2 months of contract exit activity — which would end by October 2026 (if extended for the 2024 Cohort) or October 2027 (if extended for both the 2024 and the 2025 Cohorts).

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation
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 052-124940

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

Date: 17/08/2020
Local time: 10:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 28/09/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

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

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

1) The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 apply to this procurement (the ‘Regulations’). The authority is using the competitive procedure with negotiation in accordance with Regulation 29 of the Regulations. Services of the nature of those covered by this procurement are designated as ‘Schedule 3’ services (the Social and Other Specific Services) under the regulations and as such are not subject to the full requirements of the regulations. The Authority is only bound by the application of the regulations to the extent that they are applicable to schedule 3 services. The procurement is covered by Regulations 74 to 76 (the Light Touch Regime).

2) Interested organisations should note that the provisions of EU Council Directive 2001/23/EC March 2001 (TUPE) may apply on award of this contract. Further information is available at paragraph 11 of Volume 2 (Invitation to Participate in Negotiation (ITPN)) in the procurement documents however interested organisations should seek their own advice in relation to the application of TUPE. The Authority offers no assurance in respect of the operation, effect or impact of TUPE on the contract.

3) The Authority will be holding a supplier event for interested organisations on 20 July 2020. Interested organisations must register for their attendance at this event through the Jaggaer portal as set out at in paragraph 7 of the SSQ instructions for potential suppliers.

4) Interested economic operators (Applicants) are required to register on the Authority’s eTendering portal. Applicants can access this system at https://education.app.jaggaer.com where the details of how to register and the terms of free registration are provided.

5) Applicants are referred to the procurement documents accompanying this OJEU contract notice for additional information on this procurement and in relation to this OJEU contract notice.

6) The Authority reserves the right to withdraw from or discontinue the procurement process, which shall include the right to not award the contract as a result of this call for competition.

7) Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be in English and priced in sterling.

8) HM Government requires that contracts awarded by Government Departments with a value exceeding GBP 10 000 are published online (http://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder). The Authority may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interests or on prescribed grounds (see SSQ Instructions for Potential Suppliers in the Procurement Documents).

9) The Authority will not be liable for any bid costs, expenditure, work or effort incurred by an applicant in proceeding or participating in this procurement, including if the procurement process is terminated or amended by the Authority.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will incorporate a voluntary minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If any clarification regarding the award of the Contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action.

Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages.

If a contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the voluntary standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/07/2020