Supply of School Resource Management Advisers
ESFA wishes to contract with up to four organisations for the supply of a minimum of 50 Accredited Persons, to deliver a total of 200 Accredited Persons across the Framework.
School Resource Management Advisers (SRMAs) Supply and Accreditation procurement
Department for Education
- Education and training services – 80000000
Location of contract
Value of contract
16 March 2021
Approach to market date
22 March 2021
Contract start date
1 August 2021
Contract end date
31 July 2024
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
Since 2017 ESFA has developed the role of School Resource Management Advisers (SRMAs) to provide direct support to academy trusts and local authorities to help them identify opportunities to improve their approach to resource management. This is part of ESFA’s overarching objective to help improve outcomes for pupils by schools getting the best value from their resources.
SRMAs are sector experts, such as practicing school business professionals or head teachers with specific expert knowledge in resource management. Each SRMA has to go through an accreditation process to ensure they have the appropriate skills and knowledge to carry out the role. ESFA currently has contracts in place for the accreditation and supply of SRMAs through to August 2021.
Due to the success of the programme to date, we are looking to ensure the continued supply of SRMAs though to August 2024. ESFA wishes to contract with up to four organisations for the supply of a minimum of 50 Accredited Persons, to deliver a total of 200 Accredited Persons across the framework per year over the next three years. This will involve both the continued supply of SRMAs already accredited and the recruitment and training of new SRMAs to support the programme. The contracts will commence in September 2021 once the current contracts have ended.
The second procurement opportunity seeks one organisation to develop and deliver a consistent induction service and a robust accreditation process for all SRMA candidates that are sourced by the sourcing supplier(s). This will build on the process already developed with the current contractor and will also involve the development of a new training element for SRMA candidates. This contract will commence on 1 August 2021.
We anticipate the invitation to tender process will go live in the next few weeks.
The Authority will be administering the procurement process electronically via Jaggaer, the Authority e-Procurement Solution (e-PS) portal. It can be accessed via your web browser at https://education.app.jaggaer.com
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