T Levels – Employer Support Package

T Levels – Employer Support Package

As part of a T Level every student will undertake a mandatory industry placement in the occupational area they are studying towards. Quality industry placements are critical to the success of T Levels.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2019/S 135-332853

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tim Collis
Telephone: +44 2073408164
E-mail: Tim.COLLIS@education.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://educationgovuk.sharepoint.com/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/esop/guest/login.do?qvu=21007148016B5525D4F3.
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/esop/guest/login.do?qvu=21007148016B5525D4F3.
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/esop/guest/login.do?qvu=21007148016B5525D4F3.

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


The Employer Support Package

Reference number: ITT/994

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

As part of a T Level every student will undertake a mandatory industry placement in the occupational area they are studying towards. Quality industry placements are critical to the success of T Levels. The Government recognises that providers and employers will be expected to increase the availability of industry placements for a large proportion of young people as well as make the shift to offering longer, more substantial placements than the 1-2-week work experiences traditionally offered. T Level industry placements will be for a minimum of 315 hours and an average of 350 hours.

Following this, the good practice, together with information about where T Levels fit in the post-16 landscape (e.g. alongside apprenticeships, traineeships, etc.) should then be promoted through workshops, webinars, presentations either as standalone events or worked into existing employer or other relevant events. These events should involve an interactive element to support employers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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 procurement will be conducted using the open procurement procedure, light touch regime.

The requirements are summarised as follows:

A suite of guidance, tools and training materials. A suite of online guidance, e-learning materials, case studies, podcasts and videos.

Workshops, presentations and webinars that include significant route-specific elements.

Direct ‘Hands-On’ Support. We envisage introducing tiered support for employers.

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: 16/09/2019
End: 31/07/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:
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: 15/07/2019
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/08/2019
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department For Education
S1 2JF
United Kingdom
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: