National Development Programme for Middle Leaders in the Further Education Sector

National Development Programme for Middle Leaders in the Further Education Sector

The ETF would like to give middle managers and leaders the opportunity to develop their skills, becoming effective and pro-active middle managers.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2020/S 110-268553

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Education and Training Foundation
Postal address: Third Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW1W 9SP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2037408280
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Charity

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Deliver a National Development Programme for Middle Leaders in the FE Sector 2020

Reference number: L&G 20/21.1

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

By commissioning this tender, The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), would like to work with a high achieving organisation that can further develop and deliver an outstanding programme that supports middle leaders to develop and enhance their skills so that they can lead their departments, support their teachers therefore giving the learners an outstanding teaching and learning experience in their Further Education setting.

The ETF would like to give middle managers and leaders the opportunity to develop their skills, becoming effective and pro-active middle managers that are able to make decisions to support their team and the learners. As well as developing professionally within their current role, the participants may consider this course as the starting point for preparing for more senior roles in the future, raising their aspirations to work and moving along the leadership pipeline.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 190 140.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services
80340000 Special education services
80400000 Adult and other education services
79632000 Personnel-training services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80521000 Training programme services
80532000 Management training services
80570000 Personal development training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is seeking a tenderer to review, develop and deliver its previous middle manager’s programme in order to provide a national programme that continues to support the development of middle managers to become more dynamic and effective in their job role. It is anticipated the programme will support and develop participants in their current roles and give them the knowledge, understanding, tools and techniques to enhance their day to day role, personal effectiveness and to lead their team more effectively. This in turn will enhance success in teaching, learning and student experience and will provide participants with the skills and abilities to enable progression, providing organisations with a talent pool for sustainability.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 05/08/2020
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Subject to the availability of funding and sufficiently high-quality performance of the successful tenderer during the initial phase of the contract, we would like to include a right to extend any contract for up to a maximum of 2 further years.

NB: the option to extend will be reviewed at the end of each contractual period.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Payments after 31 March 2021 and if applicable any new financial year, are dependent on receipt of the grant letter from the Department for Education (DfE) for 2021-22 by the ETF.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 09/07/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 09/07/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/07/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: