Middle Leaders Training Programme

Middle Leaders Training Programme

National provider for the Development and Delivery of the High Potential Middle Leaders in Primary Programme.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Education and training services

2014/S 006-006620

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Department for Education, National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
National College, Learning and Conference Centre, Triumph Road
Contact point(s): Sally Duffy via – Commercial Team (NCTL)
NG8 1DH Nottingham
E-mail: commercial.admin@education.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://https://redimo.nationalcollege.org.uk/selfservice

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National provider for the Development and Delivery of the High Potential Middle Leaders in Primary Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

High quality middle leadership is the essential element to delivering consistently excellent lessons in every classroom. Current research shows that ‘in-school’ variation in teaching (compared to ‘between school’ variation) has the most significant effect on relative pupil outcomes and addressing the persistent tail of underachievement. The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) believes that it is middle leaders who are best placed to tackle and improve the quality and consistency of teaching in schools. We are therefore seeking a national provider to design and deliver a high potential leadership programme for talented middle leaders in our most challenging primary schools.
Middle leaders are now playing an increasingly important role in primary schools, particularly within larger primary schools and federations. Larger primary schools now have higher numbers of middle leadership roles including having responsibilities across Key Stages, being strategic leaders for core subjects and, for example, being year group leaders with pupil attainment roles. The diversity of schools models is also growing to include an estimated 300 primary federations, multi-academy trusts and wider cross-phase working, each creating significant middle leader roles. Primary middle leaders therefore need to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to meet these increasing responsibilities effectively.
The Ofsted inspection framework was revised in summer 2013 to include a greater focus on quality of middle leaders and their leadership development. In addition, Primary middle leaders can now undertake the recently established National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML). NCTL has previously funded a programme to support high potential middle leaders in secondary schools and, with the growing importance of middle leaders in primaries, NCTL are now looking to extend support to the primary sector.
This programme will identify and develop middle leaders with the highest potential in challenging primary schools in England. It will aim to provide them with training and coaching to develop in their current jobs, raise attainment within their schools and develop their potential for senior leadership. Participants on this programme will make a measurable impact to improve pupil achievement and will build leadership capacity and capability in their school.
NCTL are looking for ONE national provider to deliver this leadership programme across England. NCTL expect the successful delivery organisation to deliver 3 (three) cohorts each of a duration of 2 yearsover the academic years 2014-15 to 2017-18. It will reach up to 1,200 middle leaders directly over this period. The anticipated maximum programme cost will be within the estimated range of GBP 5-8 million (Inclusive of all expenses and VAT at 20% or the GB prevailing rate), subject to competitive tender.
N.B At present this programme is aimed at the primary sector, however there is a possibility that it may be further developed into other sectors, for example Early Years, subject to/dependent upon Government/Departmental policy and spending controls.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Company, Prime Contractor, Joint Venture, or Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). In the event that a consortia bid is successful the Authority will anticipate the creation of an appropriate legal vehicle/SPV to provide satisfaction on capacity.
If the potential supplier bidding for the requirement is part of a consortium joint venture or SPV, the Authority will require full details of the consortium joint venture or SPV.
Potential suppliers should provide details of the actual or proposed percentage shareholding of the constituent members within the consortium in a separate attachment. If a consortium is not proposing to form a corporate entity, full details of alternative proposed arrangements should be provided in the attachment. Please note that STA reserves the right to require a successful consortium to form a single legal entity in accordance with regulation 28 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
The Authority recognises that arrangements in relation to consortia may (within limits) be subject to future change. Potential consortia should therefore respond in the light of the arrangements as currently envisaged. Potential consortia are reminded that any future proposed change in relation to consortia must be notified to the Authority so that it can make a further assessment by applying the selection criteria to the new information provided.
If an SPV formed by a single organisation to separate liabilities from the parent company then STA would require a parent company guarantee.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidder responses will be used to undertake an assessment of their organisation’s economic and financial standing. Bidders will be contacted by the Authority if this assessment identifies that a parent or other type of guarantee is required.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Responses will be used to undertake an assessment of your organisation’s technical and professional ability to provide the goods/services.
Where the Potential Supplier is a Special Purpose Vehicle and not intending to be the main provider of the goods or services, the information requested should be provided in respect of the principal intended provider of the goods or services.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

RD931 – National Provider for the Development and Delivery of the High Potential Middle Leader Primary programme
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.2.2014 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of bidders will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
NCTL is using an online tool to procure the National Provider to deliver the High Potential Middle Leaders in Primary Programme (HPMLiPP) from 2014. You will need to register to access the e-procurement service REDIMO which is a proprietary tool of the National College, an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE). To access REDIMO please go to https://redimo.nationalcollege.org.uk/selfservice.

If for any reason you cannot access REDIMO, or for general enquiries, please contact commercial.admin@education.gsi.gov.uk quoting reference RD931. This procurement will be launched on REDIMO on Wednesday 8.1.2014.

All Tender documentation will be made available from REDIMO and Bidders should ensure that they have read all documentation prior to submitting a response.
All bidders will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before key documents can be released via REDIMO.
Where appropriate, the successful bidder will be required to deliver a Deed of Guarantee at the same time as the execution of the Agreement.
Contract Period
This notice pertains to the award of a contract for which the duration of 53 months and is expected to be from contract award in April 2014 (including initial set up phase ready for mobilisation in Autumn 2014, delivery of 3 Cohorts each of a duration of 2 academic years (September to July) (2014/15 to 2017/18) With an option to extend for a further maxium period of up to 24 months (or any part thereof). Any extension will be subject to the continued support and funding by government, and the satisfactory delivery of the programme and it’s outcomes.
The Contracting Authority/Department reserve the right to terminate any agreement should funding be withdrawn, changed or there is an significant change in government policy relating to the delivery of the programme and outputs required as part of this contract, by giving 3 month’s notice.
Contract Value:
The total whole life value of the contract is estimated to cost between GBP 5,000,000 to GBP 8,000,000 (inclusive of all expenses and VAT at the GB rate of 20 % or prevailing GB rate).
Indicative key dates for this procurement activity.
8.1.2014 – issue of invitation to tender via REDIMO
11am 17.2.2014 – deadline date for bids.
30.4.2014 – indicative contract start.
Supplier webex event.
NCTL are holding a supplier webex event on Wednesday 15.1.2014. This event will provide the opportunity for interested organisations to gain a better understanding of the High Potential Middle Leaders in Primary Programme and the indicative timelines.
Login details are as follows:.
Topic: High Potential Middle Leaders in Primary Programme
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 am, GMT Time (London, GMT)
To register for this meeting
1. Go to https://nationalcollege.webex.com/nationalcollege/j.php?ED=236325702&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiMyMQ%3D%3D

2. Register for the meeting.
Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.
If you are interested in attending this event, you will need to ensure that you are registered on the e-procurement system REDIMO as set out below:
Registration for the procurement.
This procurement will be run through an e-procurement system Redimo. Redimo is used for contracting for works, goods and services that are awarded following an electronic competitive tendering process. Registration allows organisations to e-tender for procurement opportunities.
If your organisation is interested in participating in this procurement (RD931) you will need to register on Redimo (If you are not already) prior to the issue of the invitation to tender. Please register at https://redimo.nationalcollege.org.uk/selfservice

Registering on Redimo: http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/index/about-us/working-with-the-national-college/supplying/supplying-redimo.htm

NB.(The Category which this procurement will be launched is AB01, therefore to participate you must ensure that you register against this category.
Please e-mail our helpdesk commercial.admin@education.gsi.gov.uk if you have any queries with registering your details on Redimo.

Once the invitation to tender is launched it will be visible for bidders to respond. This Invitation to Tender will be launched on Wednesday 8.1.2014.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Address in 1 in the first instance

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.1.2014