The contract is for the collection and matching of pupil level data on public examination entries and achievements in Wales in all approved qualifications (e,g, GCSE, A level, vocational equivalents). The main services the contractor will be expected to provide are, including, but not limited to:
a) Collect data from a number of awarding bodies e.g. WJEC, EDEXCEL, AQA, OCR, in a pre-defined format;
b) Collect information from each school on the awarding bodies used and types of examination taken and data on pupils taking examinations at other centres;
(c) Match data at pupil level across different awarding organisations, and different establishments and across time;
(d) Provide a bilingual help desk function for two separate data checking periods to field enquiries from schools and local authorities when the Welsh Government sends data out to be checked;
(e) Provide a secure on line data transfer system so that during the checking or data collection periods, schools can upload documents or evidence where they do not agree with the official figures;
(f) Supply data files to the Welsh Government in a pre-determined format and according to an agreed timetable.
The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:
Email: email@example.com Phone: +44 8003684850/ Fax: +44 2070600480.
Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
Education and Lifelong Learning Statistics Unit
Welsh Government, Education and Lifelong Learning Statistics Unit, Cathays Park 2
For the attention of: Sophie Larcombe, Stephen Hughes, Abigail Woodham
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Contract value: No contract value provided
Published: 15 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 11 Feb 2013
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