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
Section I: Contracting authority
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
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UK
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
Address in 1 in the first instance
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.1.2014