Poetry Recitation Competition for Department of Education

Poetry Recitation Competition for Department of Education

Contract value:£400,000 – £500,000. The Department of Education wishes to engage a contractor to run the national poetry recitation competition in the financial year 2013-14, with the option, dependent upon the quality of delivery to extend for one further year.Reference number: 1054

Deadline date:17/07/2013

This deadline is for… 5pm 17th July 2013 for return of tenders

Contract value:£400,000 – £500,000

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: Department for Education

 

Description of the contract

The Department of Education wishes to engage a contractor to run the national poetry recitation competition in the financial year 2013-14, with the option, dependent upon the quality of delivery to extend for one further year. The competition is open to schools and further education colleges in England. The purpose of the competition is to: o Support improvements to pupils’ access to poetry through recitation and remembering; o Develop and support enriching and inspiring teaching; o Encourage pupils and teachers to access our world-class literary heritage. The purpose of this tender is to contract a party to be responsible for developing and running the national poetry recitation competition. The competition was successfully launched last year and pupils aged 14-18 in 780 schools and further education colleges in England participated. It is an expectation of the Department that the success of last year’s competition is maintained and the number of institutions participating in the competition increased by at least 20%. This will be achieved by: o Developing and delivering an innovative and sustainable, nationally-promoted poetry competition; o Launching the poetry competition in time to ensure institutions have sufficient time to run the competition; o Ensuring that the competition is developed and delivered across England, offering exciting prizes with regional heats and a national final as an incentive for pupils and schools to take part; o Ensuring that the competition increases the volume, range and quality of pupil participation in poetry recitation; aims to cultivate long-lasting positive attitudes towards poetry and reading; and encourages pupils to talk about and recommend poems and poets. The procurement of the service will be carried out as an open competition and will seek to achieve value for money using the Most Economically Advantageous Tender basis using both selection and award evaluation criteria. Only the top five scoring bids at the selection stage will have their full bids considered against the award criteria. Bids from Small and Medium sized enterprises and consortia will be considered. The Department expects that any bidder coming forward will have education and English Literature curriculum knowledge.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

80000000 Education and training services

72224000 Project management consultancy 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: 9 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Gurdeep Singh

Organisation name Department for Education

Address Standards Division, Level 2, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street,, London, SW1P 3BT

Telephone 0207 227 5126

Extension number:

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How to apply

To request a copy of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) please send an email to gurdeep.singh@education.gsi.gov.uk with POETRY RECITATION COMPETITION CONTRACT in the subject line. Deadline for receipt of tender (time and date): 5pm on 17 July 2013. Bids received after this time will not be considered.