Published date: 31 January 2018

Last edited date: 31 January 2018

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: 12 February 2018

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£0 to £95,000

Procurement reference

DFERPPU 2018/005

Published date

31 January 2018

Closing date

12 February 2018

Contract start date

19 March 2018

Contract end date

1 March 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Expressions of interest are sought from contractors to research and develop basic digital skills standards across entry levels 1, 2, 3 and levels 1 and 2. This will form part of the wider delivery of the basic digital skills entitlement which will be introduced from 2020.

More information


Additional text

The deadline for EOIs is 5pm, Monday 12th February 2018

Expressions of interests submitted must be no more than 1,000 words - anything longer will be disregarded.

About the buyer

Contact name

Liz Perry


Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street