United Kingdom-Nottingham: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
Learning and Conference Centre, Triumph Road
Contact person: Graham Holley
NUTS code: UKF14
Section II: Object
National Professional Qualification final assessment delivery.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), an executive agency of the Department for Education, is undertaking a procurement exercise to deliver final assessments for participants undertaking the National Professional Qualifications.
Each qualification includes a final assessment that participants undertake when completing their period of professional development. The final assessment process acts as a quality indicator and supports progression to further study or more senior roles including Headteacher.
The contract is for 1 year inclusive of set up, mobilisation and exit with an option to extend for 1 further year if required. It is anticipated that a new contract will be awarded in January 2017 and the provider should be able to mobilise themselves quickly to deliver final assessment for a maximum of 15 000 NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH participants.
The requirement is for a single national provider (or consortium) to provide national assessment coverage throughout the whole of England. (for avoidance of doubt this excludes the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands). This will entail delivery of the following services:
— Recruitment of high quality assessors;
— Delivery of a robust high quality assessment process to all participants;
— Adherence to all NCTL Data handling schedules;
— Moderation of participant assessments;
— Monitoring of participant progress;
— Effective communications with licensees;
— Accurate and timely submission of invoices;
— Management and reporting;
— Governance of processes.
The National Professional Qualifications are a suite of leadership programmes available to school leaders which were designed to promote excellent educational leadership through improving the quality of the education workforce. The programmes National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML), National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) and National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) are licensed by NCTL to a range of delivery providers i.e. Licensees.
The contract will be for a minimum term of 1 year with an option to extend for a period of 1 year if required. It is anticipated that a new contract will be awarded in January 2017 and the provider should be able to mobilise themselves quickly to deliver final assessment for a maximum of 15 000 NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH participants broken down as follows:
NPQML 6 800;
NPQSL 5 950;
NPQH 2 250.
The contract will be for 1 year with the option to extend for 1 further year.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Officials of the Department.
Section VI: Complementary information
National College for Teaching and Leadership, Triumph Road