The Secretary of State for Education, through the Department for Education (the Authority) is undertaking a procurement to appoint a contractor to deliver a single national (England) contract (the "Contract"), for the provision of the High Potential Initial Teacher Training and Leadership Development Programme ("the Programme"). The Contract will require recruitment of and delivery of teacher training to two cohorts (the "2022 Cohort" and the "2023 Cohort") of high-quality graduates and career changers. The contractor will be required to commence the recruitment activities for the 2022 Cohort on or before October 2021. The Initial Contract Period shall commence on the date on which the contractor begins to deliver the services and shall expire in October 2025, subject to earlier termination in accordance with the provisions of the Contract with an option, at the Authority's discretion, to extend the Contract for a further period or periods of up to a maximum of 24 months in duration. The contractor is required to design and develop a high quality and innovative Programme to deliver the following services which are described further in the Procurement Documents: - Attraction of Candidates - Candidate Recruitment and Selection - Initial Teacher Training - Leadership Development - Participant Retention and Ongoing Support - School Recruitment and Placements - Contractor Management Information - Programme Evaluation - Continuous Improvement - Data Management and Security - Contractor Performance Management - Contractor Assurance - Implementation and Resourcing - Demobilisation and Exit Planning The Authority expects to award the Contract at the end of March 2021, with the activities to attract, recruit and select candidates for the Programme to commence on or before October 2021. The two cohorts who shall commence the training element of the Programme as follows: - The 2022 Cohort shall start Year 1 of the Programme by the 30 September 2022 and Year 2 of the Programme by 30 September 2023; and - The 2023 Cohort shall start Year 1 of the Programme by 30 September 2023 and Year 2 of the Programme by 30 September 2024. The 2022 Cohort shall complete the Programme by August 2024 and the 2023 Cohort by August 2025. The Authority anticipates that Contract exit activity for the Initial Contract Period shall be completed by October 2025. The estimated contract value of the Contract (including any possible extension period) is anticipated to be one hundred and sixty-four million eight hundred thousand pounds (£164,800,000) (excluding VAT). Interested organisations are referred to the Procurement Documents for further information, which are accessible through the Department for Education's e-Tendering portal: https://education.app.jaggaer.com
Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
Contract value: 164800000
Published: 14 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 17 Aug 2020
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