Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Provision of Economic Statistics Training and Master Classes

The ONS will shortly be releasing a tender opportunity for the following; The successful bidder (provider) will administer a programme of training and master classes in economic statistics to professional economists and graduates. It will be subject to the direction of the ONS-RES working group who will provide a clear steer in terms of course and master class topic, content, leaders and timing. It is expected that we will hold four courses over a 12 month period, with the aim of beginning in September 2017. We also anticipate organising master classes, possibly of two types: academically oriented master classes of perhaps two days, which would cover frontier research in area, and shorter master classes which are targeted at business economists. The provider will be expected to deliver administration of the training and master classes programme, including: • publicity (preparation, design, mailing, and web presence) • bookings (registering bookings, issuing joining instructions, dealing with cancellations/reallocation of places) • delegate finance (raising delegate invoices, processing payments, receipting payments, raising cancellation credit notes) • registration and course administration (on the day registering attendees, dealing with queries at venue) • venue administration (sourcing venue, booking, processing invoices, authorising payments, liaising with venue staff, organising room set up and IT/AV, organising lab assistants where necessary, dispatching branding materials) • course materials (liaising with tutors, preparing materials, printing and copying, distribution, website content) • catering (sourcing, booking, processing invoices, authorising payments) • tutor liaison (liaising with tutors, making travel arrangements, processing expense claims, sourcing and booking accommodation, processing invoices, authorising payments) • course evaluation (preparing, conducting and compiling evaluations) • general administration (dealing with queries on any of the above) The provider will be given a key ONS contact who will act as a conduit between the working group and the provider to monitor the delivery of the programme and ensure working group recommendations are fully communicated and fulfilled. If you would like to express an interest in working with ONS on this project, please register on the ONS e-tendering portal and use the "express an interest" function against the Provision Of Economic Statistics Training and Master Classes project.


Leilah McDowall
Office for National Statistics
Government Buildings, Cardiff Road
NP10 8XG

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Published: 24 May 2017, Receipt by: