Systematic Synthetic Phonics Training

Systematic Synthetic Phonics Training – 959TADD/12

Suppliers now have a second opportunity to have new training providers and courses added to the DfE approved list of courses that schools may purchase using their match funding. Reference number: 959TADD/12

Deadline date: 23/03/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value: £20,000,000 – £100,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: UNITED KINGDOM,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: ESPO and on behalf of DfE and ‘Pro 5’

Original source URL www.espo.org

 

Description of the contract

In 2011 the UK’s Department for Education (DfE launched a programme to support the use of systematic synthetic phonics as a way of teaching reading to children in the approximately 16,000 primary schools in England with Key Stage 1 pupils. The programme offers each of these schools up to 3,000 GBP in ‘match funding’ to assist in the purchase of suitable systematic synthetic phonics products and associated specialist training and support services. To support the programme, DfE engaged the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (acting as a member of and on behalf of the Pro5 group of UK professional buying organisations) to establish framework agreements covering the supply of suitable systematic synthetic phonics products and training to all eligible establishments in England. Products and training that were successful in being selected for these frameworks were assessed by DfE for compliance with their systematic synthetic phonics criteria, and included in a catalogue which was produced specifically in respect of the phonics initiative. This was completed in 2011. Suppliers now have a second opportunity to have new training providers and courses added to the DfE approved list of courses that schools may purchase using their match funding. An online listing of these additional lines will be produced as a supplement to the current catalogue at the earliest opportunity following the award of both this (959TADD) and a supplement to 959P Systematic Synthetic Phonics Resources (959PADD) which is currently out to tender. A full colour printed catalogue which integrates the successful products and training with the original items on framework 959P and training from 959T will be in schools at the beginning of the Autumn term 2012. This tender exercise is being carried out under Part ‘B’ of the services element of the Public Contract Regulations.

Documents

Classification of the contract

80000000 Education and training services

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 24

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

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: 01/06/2012 – 31/03/2013

 

Who to contact

Contact name Hollie Ruston

Address Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1ES

Telephone +441162657928

Extension number:

Fax +44 1162944399

Email h.ruston@espo.org

Web address

 

How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Contract Framework has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. To express an interest please email h.ruston@espo.org quoting ref.959TADD. Closing date for return of completed documents is 28th March 2012