Mandarin Excellence Programme Early Market Engagement

Mandarin Excellence Programme Early Market Engagement

The Department for Education will be hosting an online event on 30 September 2020 for any interested parties.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2020/S 165-401575

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department 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: mandarin.EXCELLENCE@education.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 000000000
Internet address(es):Main address: https://education.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from 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:

Mandarin Excellence Programme Early Market Engagement

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to notify the market of a forthcoming early market engagement event relating to the Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP).

The Department for Education will be hosting an online event on 30 September 2020 for any interested parties.

Please register your interest here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mandarin-excellence-programme-early-market-engagement-tickets-117546752501

The purpose of the event is share our thoughts and seek the input and expertise from the sector, to help develop our early thinking about the Mandarin Excellence Programme.

This notice is a zero value PIN for early market engagement. It is for information only and is not a call for competition. The Department for Education reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not proceed with contract award.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

China is a country of huge strategic importance to the UK and education plays a key role in developing that wider relationship with important economic, educational and diplomatic benefits. The Government firmly believes that learning other languages is important in our globalised economy, as well as helping pupils to prepare for life in modern Britain.

In 2015 the Department for Education announced its intention to provide funding for at least 5 000 pupils to be taught Mandarin in schools in England. The Department is now looking to build upon the success of this initial pioneering programme. We aim to re-procure this programme to continue from April 2021, subject to approval.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

For information: attendance at the market engagement events is not a pre-requisite for being able to submit a tender against this opportunity. If you are unable to attend the market engagement events, the slides and Q&A outcomes will be made available.

 

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

21/08/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This notice is a zero value PIN for early market engagement. It is for information only and is not a call for competition. The Department for Education reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not proceed with contract award.

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21/08/2020