Published date: 4 August 2021

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: 27 August 2021, 12pm

Contract summary

Industry

  • Market and economic research; polling and statistics - 79300000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£20,000 to £30,000

Procurement reference

tender_277452/985870

Published date

4 August 2021

Closing date

27 August 2021

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

13 September 2021

Contract end date

14 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

Operational Policy and Practice Unit, Central Operations Division and Commercial will work together to procure
a contractor to deliver Advisory Board (AB) elections. The election process will be run by the
contractor and will include trust CEOs and Head Teachers.
The DfE is seeking thirty-two (four per region) new representatives elected by open academies in their region.
Each representative will serve for three-years as non-executive terms on Advisory Boards.
The DfE will seek to work with an election contractor to ensure a refreshed resource of outstanding system
leaders who will be able to offer the department:
- advice, scrutiny and challenge on RSC decisions;
- local knowledge and 'real time' feedback on conditions in the academy sector;
- skills and expertise; and
- an opportunity to raise the profile of RSC work and the academy system.
A strategic goal of the department, as set out in the schools that work for everyone consultation, is to expand
the number of good school places available. The work of RSCs, together with their ABs, plays an important
part in achieving this aim across four main areas:
1. decisions on underperforming open academies,
2. the matching of maintained schools with sponsors,
3. approving significant changes; and
4. advising on free school proposals.
Educational standards must continue to be maintained and raised. The monitoring and improvement of
decisions taken by RSCs, on behalf of the Secretary of State, requires effective input of local knowledge and
expertise from local system leaders.
Central to the DfEs' agenda is improving social mobility and we know there are areas in the country that risk
falling behind. The RSCs and ABs are best placed with their local knowledge to lead and drive action in the
Opportunity Areas where social mobility is the weakest.
This procurement opportunity will only be available through the Jaggaer portal. Please register using the
following link: - https://education.app.jaggaer.com
If there are any problems logging on to the e-tendering portal, or submitting your tender, please contact the
eTendering helpdesk: Phone: 0800 069 8630 or +44 203 608 4013, or E-mail: help_UK@jaggaer.com


More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Future Opportunity for Regional Advisory Board (RAB) 2021 Elections

  • Future opportunity
  • Published 7 July 2021


About the buyer

Address

Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road
Coventry
CV1 2WT
England

Email

EYSG.COMMERCIAL@education.gov.uk