National Development Programme for Middle Managers in the FE Sector

National Development Programme for Middle Managers in the FE Sector

To design, develop, recruit to, deliver and manage a middle managers programme for the further education and training sector.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2018/S 090-203650

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Education and Training Foundation
First Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2037408280
NUTS code: UKI
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


Design and deliver a national development programme for middle managers in the FE sector

Reference number: PD 18/19.1

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Foundation is seeking a supplier to design, develop, recruit to, deliver and manage a middle managers programme for the further education and training sector, that is of the highest quality, provides significant benefits to individual participants and will show demonstrable impact on their institutions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 280 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Foundation is seeking a supplier to design and deliver a middle manager programme. The needs of the middle management group are diverse. Each person has a variety of personal and professional requirements, so a personalised approach is required. It is common practice for staff to be employed straight into a teaching role, training to be a teacher whilst in the role. This group includes teachers and managers, thus a range of needs must be considered in designing and delivering the programme to ensure it is meaningful to personal and professional development, as well as being very work related and based on real live job requirements.

The programme should be as practical as possible, emphasising the contextualised project work that will benefit the individual to develop their own personal skills and abilities and, at the same time benefiting the organisation and sector. Practice should be supported by theory and tools and materials that would benefit individuals in their work with others, namely their teams if they are a manager of people.

The requirements are varied and complex, so a “1 size fits all” approach is not what we require. The key focus should be on a programme that is flexible, transferable, a modular and unitised scheme.

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: 03/07/2018
End: 31/03/2019
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 3 further years.

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

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:

Please note we are currently in the process of updating the data protection section of our contract in line with GDPR requirements. A revised contract will be in place at the time of awarding this contract.

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: 11/06/2018
Local time: 09:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/06/2018
Local time: 09:00

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 website 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.

(MT Ref:211933).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Education and Training Foundation
First Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2037408280
E-mail: 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: