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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-London: Professional Development for Mentors and Coaches of Practitioners in Further Education and Training
Document Ref:
252563-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
The Education and Training Foundation
Date Published:
29 May 2020
Deadline Date:
26 June 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

This tender relates to the professional development for mentors and coaches of teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training sector. There is research which indicates that mentoring is ‘perhaps the most effective, form of supporting the professional development of beginning teachers’ (Hobson et al, 2004, p.209) yet, there is further evidence to suggest that it is more likely to be beneficial for beginning teachers when mentors have undertaken a programme of mentoring preparation or education (Hobson, 2016).The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) champion an approach to mentoring and coaching of teachers in the Further Education and Training sector which is developmental and nurturing in nature; which is rooted in collaboration and support; and which is adaptable to the individual needs of the mentee/coachee. For an example of the type of approach to mentoring we advocate seeing Hobson’s (2016) notion of onside mentoring. Such an approach requires mentors who are highly knowledgeable in theories of mentoring and highly skilled in the practice of mentoring.The Department for Education have allocated ETF a total of GBP 3 000 000 to develop high quality mentoring training in the sector to support teachers – including those in the important early years of their careers – to develop and progress. The underlying aim of this support is to improve the retention of new teachers entering the Further Education and Training sector.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

The Education and Training Foundation

First Floor, 157 - 197 Buckingham Palace Road

London

SW1W 9SP

UK

Telephone: +44 2037408280

E-mail: tenderqueries@etfoundation.co.uk

NUTS: UKI

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA28768

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:

http://www.mytenders.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://www.mytenders.co.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: Charity

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Professional Development for Mentors and Coaches of Practitioners in Further Education and Training

Reference number: PR&D 20/21.3

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

This tender relates to the professional development for mentors and coaches of teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training sector. There is research which indicates that mentoring is ‘perhaps the most effective, form of supporting the professional development of beginning teachers’ (Hobson et al, 2004, p.209) yet, there is further evidence to suggest that it is more likely to be beneficial for beginning teachers when mentors have undertaken a programme of mentoring preparation or education (Hobson, 2016).

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) champion an approach to mentoring and coaching of teachers in the Further Education and Training sector which is developmental and nurturing in nature; which is rooted in collaboration and support; and which is adaptable to the individual needs of the mentee/coachee. For an example of the type of approach to mentoring we advocate seeing Hobson’s (2016) notion of onside mentoring. Such an approach requires mentors who are highly knowledgeable in theories of mentoring and highly skilled in the practice of mentoring.

The Department for Education have allocated ETF a total of GBP 3 000 000 to develop high quality mentoring training in the sector to support teachers – including those in the important early years of their careers – to develop and progress. The underlying aim of this support is to improve the retention of new teachers entering the Further Education and Training sector.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 832 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48190000

80000000

72212190

80340000

80400000

48931000

79632000

80500000

80510000

80521000

80531200

73110000

73210000

79310000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI

Main site or place of performance:

ENGLAND.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is seeking a tenderer(s) to design and deliver high quality mentoring training.

The overall aims of this project are to improve the quality of mentoring for practitioners in the Further Education and Training sector to increase the effectiveness of the support offered to mentees. In particular, this programme seeks to promote a shared understanding of what constitutes effective mentoring practices, to design and delivery high-quality, evidence-informed training for new mentors and to offer ambitious ongoing professional development for experienced or qualified mentors.

This tender has been split in to 4 strands:

— Strand 1: Mentoring framework and accompanying guides;

— Strand 2: Desk-based research on effective mentoring training;

— Strand 3: Management of financial support for mentoring professional development in the FE sector;

— Strand 4: Professional development programmes for mentors.

Tenderers may submit responses for one, two, three or four strands.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 24/07/2020

End: 31/03/2021

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Subject to the availability of funding and sufficiently high quality performance of the successful tenderer during the initial phase of the contract, we would like to include a right to extend any contract for up to a maximum of 2 further years (subject to the availability of funding).

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

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

An information giving session relating to this ITT will be held on Thursday 28 May 2020, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.. A link to the recording will be added to the additional information section of mytenders after the event.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

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.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

The budget available for this project is GBP 1 040 000, which must include any VAT which you believe will be chargeable. Subject to the availability of funding and sufficiently high quality performance of the successful tenderer during the initial phase of the contract, we would like to include a right to extend any contract for up to a maximum of 2 further years.

NB: The option to extend each strand will be reviewed at the end of each contractual period.

Payments after 31 March 2021 and if applicable any new financial year, are dependent on receipt of the grant letter from the Department for Education (DfE) for 2021-22 by the ETF

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 26/06/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 26/06/2020

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/06/2020

Local time: 12:00

Place:

LONDON

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

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=219803.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:219803)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Public Procurement Review Service

Cabinet Office

London

UK

Telephone: +44 3450103503

E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

26/05/2020

Current Notes