IELTS Equivalence Research Tender

IELTS Equivalence Research Tender

1. Identify available test(s) of English language proficiency and/or communication skills, including those used within a medical context (UK and international).

Reference number: GMC 133

Deadline date:21/10/2013

This deadline is for… Notice deadline.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London London Office

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: General Medical Council (GMC)

Original source URL http://www.mytenders.org/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=108857

 

Description of the contract

The GMC has the requirement to carry out a research project to compare available tests of English proficiency with IELTS in terms of suitability for use as part of the GMC registration process. The research will:

1. Identify available test(s) of English language proficiency and/or communication skills, including those used within a medical context (UK and international);

2. Consider how other professional regulatory bodies (UK and international) check for English language proficiency for entry to a technical, high-risk profession;

3. Compare identified tests to IELTS with respect to ‘suitability’;

4. If one or more tests are identified as being at least as suitable as IELTS, identify what would be the equivalent in the identified test(s) to the GMC’s current requirements for the academic version of IELTS.

(MT Ref:108857)

Classification of the contract

73110000 Research 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: 23/09/2013 – 02/04/2014

 

Who to contact

Contact name Rohan Yoganathan

Organisation name General Medical Council (GMC)

Address 3 Hardman Street, Manchester, GB, M3 3AW

Telephone +44 1619236360

Extension number:

Fax +44 8453570025

Email

Web address http://www.gmc-uk.org

 

How to apply

For further information please review the full notice details at http://www.mytenders.org/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=108857