Published date: 8 April 2019

Last edited date: 8 April 2019

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 24 April 2019

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

8 April 2019

Closing date

24 April 2019

Contract start date

1 June 2019

Contract end date

31 October 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) is looking to recruit a pool of Inclusion Experts with a range of specialisms to ensure that Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests and professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy are inclusive and accessible for all. We are looking for experts with knowledge and expertise in Autism spectrum disorders, Behavioural development, Communication and language development (including dyslexia), English as an additional language, Hearing impairments, Visual impairments, and other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (including physical disabilities). Additionally, we are also looking to procure Representation and Diversity experts - representatives from, or people with a proven track record in advocating for any ethnicity, religious groups and groups with protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act, 2010 (including LGBT, gender etc.).

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About the buyer


Standards and Testing Agency
5 Quinton Road