World War 1 Centenary Battlefields Tour Project
This notice pertains to the award of a contract, to appoint an organisation to deliver battlefield tours to the western front for secondary pupils and teachers from English schools.
UK-London: education and training services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Department for Education
2nd Floor, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
Contact point(s): Chris Carraro
SW1P 3BT London
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
NUTS code UK
Scheduled date for start of award procedures.
The contract would be awarded in February 2013, allowing a period of development and testing before it goes live in SpringMarch 2014.
The required service will be the management of battlefield tours for schools that wish to participate in the project and includes:
— ensuring pupils and teachers from every maintained secondary school in England will have the chance to go on a tour of the great battlefields – such as the Somme, Verdun and Fromelles – and take part in remembrance ceremonies on the western front,
— —producing a high quality educational programme on WW1 which will include developing resources and materials for pupils and teachers.
Management of logistics directly or through third parts,
— Quality assurance of tour standards and arrangement including insurance, Criminal Record Checks, child safeguarding and Data Protection requirements,
—provision of specialist expertise and good educational background on WW1,
— capacity, capability and expertise to manage a large logistics project and to test the provision through piloting prior to its launch in spring I March 2014,
— coverage across the whole of England,
— collecting of management information and records on tours.
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A supplier day is planned for Thursday 8 November in London. The supplier day will provide the opportunity for all to input to the specification in an open and safe environment which will encourage innovative thinking based on outcomes rather than inputs. Enable dialogue with potential suppliers to capture innovative ideas, ask and answer questions. If you are a supplier interested in attending please send an email expressing your interest in attending and providing your contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org along with a brief overview of your organisation and specific interest in this requirement by close of play on Monday 29 October at noon. More detailed information will be emailed to organisations on receipt of email expressing interest.
The contract will be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) in early November and tenders to be submitted to DfE by 14 December. The contract will be awarded in mid February 2013.
Disclaimers and conditions: No information contained on the DfE website, this notice or in any communication made between DfE and any party in connection with this requirement, shall be relied upon as constituting a contract, agreement or representation that any contract will necessarily be offered.
DfE reserves the right to change without notice any documents and communications, in whole or in part. Under no circumstances shall DfE incur any liability in respect of this supporting documentation and DfE will not reimburse any costs incurred by any parties in connection with their use of these communications nor in connection with participation at the Supplier Day.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.10.2012