Mapping of Music Education Charities in England

Mapping of Music Education Charities in England

Arts Council England.

Reference number: ACE-2012-003

Deadline date:29/06/2012

This deadline is for… Receipt of tender proposals

Contract value:£15,000 – £20,000

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: Arts Council England


Description of the contract

A music education hub is a collection of organisations working in a local area, to create joined up music education provision for children and young people, both in and out of school . Hubs will be expected to form strong partnerships with local authorities, schools, music organisations, practitioners and communities to provide quality music education across the whole country – while delivering good value for money and accountability. Music education hubs will ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument, as well as perform as part of an ensemble or choir. It will also allow young people to take their talent further – this might be through local ensembles, partnerships with nationally funded music organisations, including organisations funded as part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio or through involvement in the Music and Dance Scheme. In order to assist their work, the Arts Council is looking to commission a research agency to map the current location and key characteristics of music education charities in England. Purpose/Objectives: In 2011 the Evidence and Analysis Unit at the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) produced a short report that looked at data from the Charities Commission and mapped just over 8,000 charities within the broad “culture” sector. The report plotted the geographic spread of the charities and looked at broad trends in income profile and activity types (see Appendix 1). Of these charities, 2133 have been identified as delivering music and education. In response to this work the Arts Council is looking to commission a research agency to complete the analysis of the Charities Commission data and map the current location and key characteristics of these music education charities. As well as plotting the geographic location of the charities the research will also undertake some basic analysis that draws out trends, patterns and common themes. Requirements: The work being commissioned will support the work of the Music Education Hubs and the Arts Council by: 1. Providing an accessible directory of local and regional music education charities 2. Ensuring that Music Education Hubs are able to identify and partner with relevant local charities 3. And thereby linking together music education provision which is supported by the Arts Council, with the resources of the charities sector in order to maximise the resources of both parts of the ecology.


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: 51 Days


Who to contact

Contact name James Doeser

Organisation name Arts Council England

Address 14 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3NQ

Telephone 02079735380

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

Please download the invitation to tender document, ref: ACE-2012-003, and return your tender proposals as per the instructions enclosed. Please note the deadline for tender proposals, including all documentation e.g. completed tender supplier appraisal form, is 12:00hrs, Friday 29th June 2012 to the address provided. Any tender delivered after that time for any reason may be discounted.