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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See 'Attachments' for a word version of the advert containing more information. 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 two government regions: one in the North West (NW) and one 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. School Buying Hubs will be single regional units designed to communicate with and support all schools in their area, including through phone and online services. They will provide category expertise and specialist advice to help deliver better value. They can add particular value for goods and services which can be effectively bought on a regional basis. Often for schools this covers areas of spend that are complex, infrequent and high value, including the delivery of important services such as catering, cleaning and premises.
The Education Funding Agency working with Cobham Free School seek a Principle Modular Contractor for the provision of 10 temporary classrooms, a shower/changing room block and all associated construction works at Cobham Free School - Hurst Park Campus, Hurst Road, West Molesey. Construction works are to be undertaken predominantly during the school summer holiday period with completion for start of school year on 6 September 2017. The works will likely be procured using the JCT Intermediate form of contract with contractors design, EFA schedule of amendments and hire agreement for 24 months. A Pre-Contract Services Agreement may also be entered into subject to requirement. Contractors will need to be able to commit to the provision of the modular units for installation by September 2017. The tender period will be 2 weeks in length, and tender documents are aimed to be issued on 28th February 2017.
This tender will build on the work carried out in 2016-17 by the Foundation (http://www.et-foundation.co.uk/supporting/support-practitioners/special-educational-needs-disabilities-send-resources/), and its partners, to support staff working in the Post-16 sector to improve outcomes for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We want to make sure that all learners who have a learning difficulty and/or disability are supported in their learning and in the achievement of their aspirations in life, wherever and whatever they are learning. Our work includes learners with Education and Health Care (EHC) Plans, as well as those without plans. In 2017-18, our work will specifically focus on: - Support for leadership teams and those involved in governance - Support for providers to design tailored study programmes that offer pathways to employment and adult life for young people with SEND - Creation of resources and a programme of activity which supports better careers advice for learners with SEND - An evaluation of the impact of this work. Learner voice will be an integral part of all the activity.
In December 2016, the Social Mobility Commission launched a report revealing stark gender, ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in educational attainment and labour market progress. We found a 'broken social mobility promise' for young Asian Muslims where educational attainment was not translating to labour market outcomes. This broken promise was a particular issue for Asian Muslims who appeared to be facing barriers on top of the ethnic penalty in employment - they are on average less likely to translate graduate qualifications into employment with matched status and pay. The research revealed that young people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds are more likely to succeed in education and go to university, but they are less likely to go on to find employment or secure jobs in managerial or professional occupations. Women, in particular, faced barriers, earning less than their counterparts from other ethnic minority groups. It also explored some of the differences between Muslim groups of different ethnicities. For example, Indian and Bangladeshi Muslim men are able to realise greater returns on their qualifications than Pakistani men, while Bangladeshi women with a level 1-3 qualification have higher chances of achieving a managerial or professional role compared to Pakistani women. The report began to explore the reasons behind this, including factors such as geography, discrimination, cultural expectations and post-16 choices. We are now seeking bids for research to take this 'broken social mobility promise' and understand the real life experiences, attitudes and reasons behind this. Here we are commissioning a focused study on young Muslims entering the labour market from a range of different starting points. This should build on previous studies and seek to explore in detail what the perceived barriers are to translating education attainment into labour market outcomes. This study should specifically focus on young Asian Muslims and the interaction between ethnicity, religion, socio-economic background and their experiences going into the labour market.
Metal and Associated Works The provision of a wide range of metal and associated works repairs and maintenance services This contract is for the supply of all aspects of metal and associated works repairs and maintenance services for the London borough of tower hamlets with sites throughout the portfolio of London borough of tower hamlets. Area of work to be included but not limited to: • Repairs to current Fencing, • Repairs to all types of Gates • Repairs and replacements to all types of benches and bins • Installation of new fences, bins, benches • Repairs to boundary fences and self-closing gates • Repairs to brick walls, brick column's • Lift and relay flag stones, copping stones, kerb stones • Patch repairs to tarmac • Decommission and making safe of playground equipment • Emergency callouts • Supply and install signs • Supply and install bollards • Secure buildings • Supply locks and chains • Key cutting • Goal post and socket repairs/ replacement The duration of the contract will be 3 years with an option to extend for a further 12months at the discretion of the Council subject to the service provider's performance. The boroughs public spaces and services provided therein make key contributions towards achieving the council's strategic outcomes. Key aspects of the open space provision are: Safety and Amenity- to improve and maintain the visual attractiveness of the public realm, and ensure the perceived and physical safety of facility users a visitors. Recreation and Health- To provide and maintain a high standard of facilities for both active and passive users. Education - To develop amenity open space as an educational resource for residents and visitors, promoting Environmental awareness and accessibility. Children's play - to create a wide range of safe and stimulating play opportunities for the development and growth of all children. There is a market for playground maintenance and this will be an open tender The council follows a policy of active consolation with the community this can be done through liaison with: • User groups • Friends groups • Park users • Resident's associations • Local schools • Local tenants associations • Partner organisations The specified service is primarily provided for the benefit of residents. The council believes that shared objectives should be geared towards the delivery of: • Residents /Client/Contractor satisfaction • A Repair service which is efficient and Economic • A determination to avoid disputes • Cohesive image to residents i.e. Joint up working • Simplified procedures that are monitored regularly
Gipsy Hill Federation schools are utterly committed to transforming lives and further enriching their community. They work very closely with the DfE, Lambeth and Southwark Local Authorities, to expand their primary school sites. A mark of the richness, excellence and determination of their community is validated by the Department for Education committing significant sums of money to build and create their new secondary school, Gipsy Hill School (opening September 2017). The potential for future growth of the Federation would require flexibility to incorporate any new schools into service delivery. The successful tenderer will be required to provide cleaning services at the following participating schools located within the London Borough of Lambeth: Kingswood School -Lower Site and Children Centre Kingswood School -Upper Site Paxton School Fenstanton School Crawford School Elm Wood School. Basis of Contract: The schools listed above have joined together under the Gipsy Hill Federation to participate in a tender process with the intention of appointing a Contractor/s to deliver the cleaning services at each or all of the aforementioned schools. The contract will commence on 22 July 2017 for a period of three years on a fixed price per school basis or on a group fixed price, whichever delivers the best value individually or as a group. The combined cost of the current group cleaning provision is estimated at 350 000 GBP per annum. Objectives The appointed Contractor/s will preferably be Corporate Members of BICSc and have significant experience of delivering quality cleaning services within school premises. The Contractor should have suitable experience and expertise of successfully managing the TUPE process and as a consequence be experienced at managing and willing to apply for Admitted Body Status in order to administer any transferring staff under TUPE that are currently within the LGPS. The Contractor should also have a strong operational base local to the London Borough of Lambeth and be able to ensure adequate contract support and operational flexibility as and when needed across all and each of the participating schools. Ultimately it is important that the Contractor can demonstrate an ability to deliver productivity and efficiencies through the application of best practice and innovation and as a result will be expected to deliver sustainable quality and 'best value' to all and each of the participating schools.