Provision of an accredited learning and development programme for graduate management trainees in local government.
This is HMT's flagship entry level programme for new policy advisors, recruited at Range D (Civil Service Higher Executive Office/Senior Executive Office grades equivalent) and was first introduced in September 2015 as part of HMT's change programme, ‘Building a Great Treasury’.
The programme has been a step change in the training offer to new policy advisors and provides a consistent learning framework for all graduate recruits, including graduates recruited to HMT via the Government Economic Service, to acquire the core set of skills required for the policy profession. The programme is structured around the central policy profession principles, and the HMT specific framework for policy knowledge and skills.
Following three successful cycles, HMT is seeking new suppliers to provide programme management, design expertise and facilitation of the programme from September 2017 (onwards). This will require working closely with HMT and (if applicable) third party suppliers.
Programme management and design of 4 modules of learning across the full length of the programme, tailored specifically to the Authority; and the design, delivery and facilitation of the programme's behavioural and coaching elements.
Design, delivery and facilitation of the policy making process elements of the programme, structured around the Authority's policy principles that incorporates policy analysis, approaches to policy making, implementation, communication and delivery.
SDS will manage the commissioning of Standards and Frameworks on behalf of the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The three Devolved Administrations are individually and collectively committed to maintaining NOS: Funding will be provided for the development of new NOS or the review of existing NOS. This will be according to evidence of demand provided by each of the DAs and the Delivery Partners. Evidence of demand should include one or more of the following:
Evidence of significant employer demand for the NOS;
Evidence of demand to meet priorities in one or more of the Devolved Administrations;
Changes to the labour market, skills demands and/or working practices;
Changes to industry legislation or regulation.
National Occupational Standards (NOS)
NOS provide evidence-based benchmarks of competent performance which underpin occupational and vocational learning and development, apprenticeships and qualifications. To remain current NOS must reflect changes within industries and sectors e.g. changes to labour markets, job design and working practices, legislation, Government policy etc.
NOS should be developed and will be approved in line with the following key principles. National Occupational Standards must:
Work for businesses across the UK. Although some standards may be developed with a specific nation in mind, each nation must be consulted to ensure that they comply with policy.
Be approved via the NOS QA process which can be found on the NOS database under ‘Admin’ then ‘Guidance’.
Be reviewed and agreed by a representative sample of relevant employers and stakeholders in each of the 4 UK Nations (English employer consultation requirements remain to ensure NOS is applicable UK wide).
Be based on rigorous, high quality LMI.
Be developed to the agreed NOS template.
Be freely available to all employers.
Be written in clear, plain language with a minimum of jargon.
Support employability by clearly showing the employability skills required for effective performance in each occupation.
Be suitable for use to inform sector qualification priorities.
Funding will be provided for the development of new NOS or the review of existing NOS. This will be according to evidence of demand provided by each of the DAs and the Delivery Partners. Evidence of demand should include one or more of the following:
Evidence of significant employer demand for the NOS.
Evidence of demand to meet priorities in one or more of the Devolved Administrations.
Changes to the labour market, skills demands and/or working practices.
Changes to industry legislation or regulation.
The South Locality of the Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is seeking a dynamic organisation(s) to deliver programmes of health improvement activity that will complement its strategic direction for health improvement and build on 2 locality based workstreams in Glasgow South, Food for Thought and The Shields Community Garden. These programmes aim to build capacity at the individual and community level working in partnership with local organisations e.g. Housing Associations and building exciting new partnerships e.g. with Primary care.
The Council will consider the feedback and responses received to help inform the Council's options and further decision making. For the avoidance of doubt, this stage of the project is not part of a formal procurement process and the Council is not committing, at this stage, to carrying out such a process. Participation or non-participation in the pre-procurement market engagement process shall not prevent any supplier participating in a potential future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the pre-procurement process shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process. Participation in the pre-procurement market engagement procurement process will be at each supplier's own cost. No expense in responding to this process will be reimbursed by the Council.
This pre-procurement market engagement process will comprise:
Submission of the Supplier Questionnaire (please see Appendix A of the pre-procurement market engagement documentation) following the instructions detailed in Section VI.2) below.
Supplier Questionnaires must be received by 12:00 on Friday 24.2.2017.
A potential Provider Event on 23.3.2017 (details to be confirmed).
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Education. It manages over £54 billion of funding a year to support all state-provided education for 8 million children aged 3 to 16, and 1.6 million young people aged 16 to 19 and educational support to those in high need. The EFA requires a talent management programme designed for staff in the EFA Capital division identified as those individuals who can make a difference to organisational performance in the future, by demonstrating the highest levels of potential, starting with G6 and G7 staff (Phase 1). The Programme objectives detailed in the project Initiation Document are included as part of this brief and provides the context.
London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), a company limited by guarantee, is undertaking this recurrent tendering process on behalf of National Desktop and Notebook Agreement and leads a multi-HE Consortia working party that oversees the procurement of Desktop, Notebook, 2-in-1 Hybrid devices, Tablet and Workstation PCs and similar equipment for the Higher Education sector and associated public sector bodies throughout the UK. LUPC is seeking to establish framework agreements for participating institutions with three or more suppliers across three lots. It is envisaged that these arrangements will commence on 1.9.2017 and will continue for a period of three years with the facility to extend for a further one year subject to agreement between the parties. This requirement automatically covers Full or Associate Members within the higher education regional purchasing consortia as follows:
London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) http://www.lupc.ac.uk/list-of-members.html; Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) http://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members;
North East Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members;
North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members; Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members;
Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW) http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/.
Members of the consortia either already are or may be drawn from the Higher Education sector, Further Education sector, the Research Council and other Public and Third Sector bodies principally but not exclusively from the education, arts, sciences and cultural sectors.
This PIN is being issued by the Education Funding Agency (‘EFA’) on behalf of the Department for Education (‘DfE’) to notify the market of a forthcoming procurement and to release design and specification information to the market prior to the procurement commencing. See the Sections II.2.4) and VI.3) of this notice for further details of the proposed procurement. See section II.2.14) for details of how to obtain the design and specification information. This procurement was the subject of a previous PIN reference 100518-2016-EN and market engagement and supplier engagement events.
This procurement is the second of 3 batches mentioned in the original PIN. The procurement will likely take the form of a framework agreement for the delivery of standardised primary school block replacement schemes. This may be divided into lots. Anticipated overall framework value will be c. 95 000 000 GBP. Procurement will include a batch of c. 18 named schemes with value c. 50 000 000 GBP.
For full information, please register on the tenderbox and review the overview information contained therein.
One of the key initiatives announced in the recently published Schools' Buying Strategy is to provide a network of Schools Buying Hubs to help with complex buying. In order to thoroughly test the approach, the Department for Education (DfE) proposes to tender for two separate organisations to run and manage pilot hubs in 2 government regions: 1 in the North West (NW) and 1 in the South West (SW) for an initial period of 12 months with a focus on local buying. Hubs also aim to facilitate and strengthen local service provision and cohesion.
See https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/3765a168-e7d4-4dc4-b53a-57eea56bf5bf for further information.
The appointment of a main contractor to complete the construction of a new resource centre and SEN unit at Queens Manor school. The works also include the provision of Landscaping work associated with the works.
This notice relates to the appointment of a main contractor to carry out the works briefly described below.
The works on the site of Queens Manor Primary School will involve the construction of a new build Resource Centre for disabled children, demolition of an existing SEN unit and rebuilding of a new unit. There will also be landscaping works providing new play areas and a MUGA. In total there will be a GEA of 855 m
2split between the resource centre and the SEN unit.
The new resource centre is to be located in the SW corner of the site and has a GEA of 509 m
2, it will have a green roof and house several play rooms along with; offices, staff work space, kitchen, sensory room, breakout space / computer pod, WC's and hygiene room.
The current SEN unit will be demolished and rebuilt on a slightly larger footprint to give a GEA of 346 m
2. This will be connected to the main school building through a walkway. The building will be used to expand the provision of SEN education at the school. It will house; 2 classrooms, a sensory room, kitchen, staff changing facilities, SEN and standard WC's along with a hygiene room.
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has a local and national reputation for quality and leadership in the delivery of excellent parks.
The Council is implementing a framework for the provision of services related to Parks and Open Spaces. Tenderers will be able to bid for a single or multiple lots.
The estimated total value for Richmond is 18 690 000 GBP.
The estimated total value for Participating Body is 32 520 000 GBP..
Lot 1 covers the most visible and defining aspects of parks and includes operations required in the provision of horticulture, sport and other grounds maintenance services.
Lot 2 is concerned with the management of all trees. Highways, Parks and Open Spaces, Allotments, Woodlands, Conservation sites, Tow Paths and Islands and Closed Cemeteries.
Lot 3 is concerned with but not limited to; Survey, Spray, Removal and any other service or commodity the Authority deems appropriate for Oak Processionary Moth Control services.
Lot 4 is concerned with but not limited to the following activities: Repair and Maintenance, Routine Inspections, Operational inspections, Annual Inspections and any other service or commodity the Authority deems appropriate for this Lot.
Lot 5 is concerned with but not limited to, the following activities: Site Patrolling, education and enforcement, Liaison with friends groups, SNT and local police, daily gate locking/ unlocking services and any other service or commodity the Authority deems appropriate for this Lot.
Lot 6 is concerned with but not limited to the following activities:
but not limited to, the following activities:
Provision of professional advice to officers and Members on booking and staging events in Parks and on Highways, Planning, programming and producing events of all sizes and types, Chairing and running Event Safety Advisory Group, Review and implement events policy, Administer booking system and process event hires and permits, Advising on developing parks as venues and attracting new business to increase income, and any other service or commodity the Authority deems appropriate for this Lot.
Lot 7 is concerned with but not limited to the following activities: Supply, maintenance and watering of baskets, troughs and barrier boxes, and any other service or commodity the Authority deems appropriate for this Lot.
See 'Attachments' for a full description and further information. The Department for Education (DfE) will tender a contract to deliver an evaluation programme, involving randomised control trials of school-based interventions to promote and support the mental health of children and young people. We envisage the initial contract will cover a suite of programmes and approaches. The contracted supplier will have capacity to design and deliver further trials and evaluations of school-based mental health interventions beyond this initial suite, should the department require this. Due to the range of expertise and capacity required, we envisage that the supplier may be a consortium of organisations and individuals. We intend to issue a call for expressions of interest on Friday 3 March 2017, with a deadline of 24th March. Those not registered as DfE suppliers should complete the supplier registration form before 3 March 2017 to receive a notification of the call for expressions of interest (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/about/research).
The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is leading a group of eight local authorities in the West London Alliance to procure by competitive tender a contract for a Higher Education Institution (HEI) provider to deliver the Step Up to Social Work Programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE). The course trains social workers to Postgraduate Diploma level over 14 months; those wishing to obtain a master's degree must complete the remaining credits within two years of their initial enrolment. The syllabus is designed so that the training meets local needs to ensure that councils reap the benefits of a stable workforce as candidates are committed to a two-year contract with their host authority after they qualify. The successful bidder will be awarded a contract from June 2017 for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend for periods of up to 24 months to a total of 88 months - subject to satisfactory biennial performance reviews and there being available funding from the DfE. Tenderers are advised that one member of academic staff will be eligible for TUPE transfer.
Expressions of interest are sought for evaluation of the impact of the first year's availability of postgraduate master's degree loans. This is likely to involve a combination of secondary data analysis of existing data sources, analysis of Student Loan Company management information, primary quantitative and qualitative research with postgraduate students (loan takers and non-loan takers) and qualitative research with higher education institutions.
The BFI Film Academy offers training for every film industry role, from writing and directing through to production, sound design, editing and camera, and provides learning around film history and cinematic storytelling to inspire an appreciation of film culture in the round. The BFI Film Academy forms a key part of the BFI's ambitious plans to revolutionise film education for 5-19 year olds. Film Academy funding partners include the Department for Education in England, the National Lottery, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen. There are 48 regional courses and 7 residential courses delivered by 42 partners across the UK each year. Now in its fifth year with an alumni group of 4,500 young people the BFI Film Academy is looking to streamline its data on a CRM system that enables easy and effective contact management and assists with reporting against targets and tracks the next steps of the alumni as they enter into the film industry. With limited resources a key priority for the team is ease of use and flexible reporting capabilities. Further details of the requirements are contained in the Invitation to Tender and completed tenders must be submitted by no later than 12:00 (midday) on Wednesday 8th March 2017
To meet the aim of creating a new cohort of cyber security talent to strengthen the UK's cyber security skills pipeline, the Department is seeking a service provider/consortium of service providers to develop and deliver an ambitious extracurricular programme for 14-18 year olds who demonstrate motivation, enthusiasm and a high cyber aptitude (latent or developed) for cyber security. Students will embark on a four year study programme of high quality cyber security education and training to gain exceptional quality and sought after cyber security skills and experience. The programme will strengthen the skills pipeline and embed cyber security as an exciting and recognised career choice.
See 'Attachments' for a full description and further information. The Department for Education will launch a tender in early 2017 to support the expansion of breakfast clubs in approximately 1,600 schools so that more pupils have a healthy start to their day. The programme will focus on supporting disadvantaged pupils families, schools and areas. We want to explore the optimum approach to managing the delivery and providing on the ground support to set-up provision in schools. A single national provider or consortium could deliver the whole programme. We would also consider working with two providers or consortia, breaking the delivery down by geographical area, if this was deemed to result in more effective delivery. The programme will need to identify and focus on schools and families who will benefit most from new or improved breakfast club provision. This could include targeting schools without a breakfast club and schools who have not previously received funding or support for this provision. It may also include a focus on schools with a high proportion of disadvantaged pupils, in particular those in deprived areas. School leadership and capacity will need to be considered in the selection of schools and support offered.
The National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are suite of leadership development programmes for school leaders. The Department for Education (DfE) and National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) convened top headteachers, MAT CEOs, and other sector experts to reform the NPQs to better prepare leaders for the range of leadership roles in today's school system. We will shortly be inviting applications from those who wish to deliver the reformed qualifications, starting in the 2017 to 2018 academic year. Further information will be posted on the Contracts finder website. Please email NPQ.Reform@education.gov.uk if you would like to be alerted of this. To support potential providers, in the weeks commencing 6 February and 13 February the DfE and NCTL will be hosting a series of provider information events for schools and other organisations interested in applying for accreditation to deliver one or more of the new NPQs. See 'Attachments' for further information.
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) are looking to procure a creative agency to develop an exciting and compelling narrative that highlights The Corporation's socio-economic programme. The successful bidder will work closely with the socio-economic team to develop marketing collateral that illustrates the vision and ambition of the socio-economic programme and highlights key employment and skills projects as well as other streams of work in development. We would also like to develop case studies that tell the stories of local people, employers, businesses and partners that have benefitted from the programme, highlighting the success and impact of key projects and initiatives. Our purpose for this project is: 1.To excite local people about key developments on the QEOP. 2.To excite local people about the employment and skills opportunities available in the LLDC area in order to encourage them to take up these opportunities 3.To inspire employers and education institutions arriving in the LLDC area to excel at providing opportunities to local people. 4.Promote the past successes and future ambitions of our programme to a wider audience of stakeholders, including policy makers and other practioners.