Tender to Provide Language Training and Examinations to Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Tender to Provide Language Training and Examinations to Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Operational and developmental language training and online examination services for FCDO and wider HMG officers.

Provision of Language Training and Examinations

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Education and training services – 80000000
  • Provision of language courses – 80580000

Location of contract

SW1A 2AH

Value of contract

£0

Procurement reference

tender_258792/947773

Published date

14 April 2021

Closing date

28 May 2021

Closing time

5pm

Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

Operational and developmental language training and online examination services for FCDO and wider HMG officers.

Language training and examination services play a critical role in ensuring that officers from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and across Her Majesty's Government (HMG) have the appropriate level of foreign language skills. This is to enable them to operate confidently and effectively to help fulfil HMG's objectives and project and enhance the UK's global influence overseas.

Officers use their language skills in a variety of contexts such as engaging with politicians, dealing with local authorities and officials, speaking to businesses, talking to students, negotiation, giving speeches and media interviews, engaging on social media, reading newspapers and understanding broadcasts.

We expect this opportunity will be of interest to providers of language training, including universities, in a large number of languages, Centres of Excellence that specialise in one or several languages, and providers of online testing or examinations services including but not limited to those with existing capability in online language proficiency testing.

The current language training and examination services contracts for Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) end on 31 March 2022. We (the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, hereafter referred to as ‘the Authority’) are offering 5 lots to suppliers to replace these contracts. Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 are for language training services and Lot 5 is for examinations services.

Each Lot is for a separate commercial opportunity run through an open competition. Bidders may elect to submit proposals for several of the language training lots. However please take note of attachment 2 of the ITT package that addresses the topic of “Separation of Training and Examination Responsibilities”

The resultant contracts with the successful bidders will be for a duration of 3 years, plus 3×12 month optional extension years.

 

More information

 

Linked Notice

tender_252413/892353

 

Attachments
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Important Information for all Potential Suppliers

In order to participate and gain access to all documentation in relation to this procurement, potential suppliers should access the FCDO’s e-procurement portal, JAGGAER ONE, available via the below link.

URL: https://fcdo.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Once logged in, search for project reference 5703 and / or itt_4268

If a potential supplier is not registered on the portal, click the link above to be taken to the home page, click the “Click here to register!” button, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete registration.

Registration takes approximately 5 minutes and is free of charge.

FURTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Potential Providers wishing to participate should note that there are 5 lots to this tender. When accessing the project (5703), you must access itt_4268 first. This is the Selection Questionnaire.

Failure to do so means that you will not be able to access any of the Lots 1 – 5 respectively

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Potential suppliers should note that two-factor authentication will be required to access the FCDO’s e-procurement portal, JAGGAER ONE, which requires Google Authenticator to be downloaded onto a mobile device. For more information in relation to two-factor authentication, a guide can be accessed by clicking the link on the home page of the FCDO’s e-procurement portal, JAGGAER ONE.

 

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Address

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
London
SW1A 2AH
England

Email

nadeem.ilyas@fcdo.gov.uk