Troops to Teachers Initial Teacher Training Programme

Troops to Teachers Initial Teacher Training Programme

The underlying purpose of offering this provision will be to support the transition of Armed Forces Service Leavers (SLs) in to the teaching profession in England.

Provision of the design, development, and implementation of the Troops to Teachers Initial Teacher Training programme

Reference number: 1026

Deadline date:03/12/2012

This deadline is for… 12 noon 3rd December 2012 for return of tenders

Contract value:£10,000,000 – £10,000,000

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, Teaching Agency

 

Description of the contract

The underlying purpose of offering this provision will be to support the transition of Armed Forces Service Leavers (SLs) in to the teaching profession in England. This will be done by developing and delivering a two year school-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme comprising three pathways – one graduate pathway to PGCE and QTS, one non-graduate combined top-up degree and QTS pathway, and one non-graduate vocational pathway to QTLS. There will be two, two year cohorts with 180 trainees on each, starting in 2013/14 and 2014/15 (therefore September 2013 – August 2016). This will involve working collaboratively within a delivery model, with the Department for Education/TA, and with the MoD and the MoD’s resettlement contractor. Estimated value: There is a total of £10.1m funding available for Cohorts 1 and 2, including subsidised salary costs. Funding for any cohort starting after 2015 is subject to the next spending review. Length of contract: The contract will cover training for two, two year cohorts, the first starting in September 2013 and completing in August 2015. The second cohort will start in September 2014, and complete in August 2016. There will be an option to extend the contract to provide a third training cohort starting in August 2015 which would be completed in August 2017. Any extension will be subject to Government’s priorities in the next spending review.

 

Classification of the contract

80000000 Education and training 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: 24 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Troopsto.teachers@education.gsi.gov.uk

Organisation name Department for Education

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How to apply

How organisations can obtain an ITT: Available to download from Contracts Finder or by e-mail from the Troops to Teachers Team, Troopsto.teachers@education.gsi.gov.uk. This is suitable for SMEs if an accredited ITT providers or school. Deadline for receipt of tender (time and date): Midday, Monday 3rd December 2012.