Published date: 2 February 2018

Last edited date: 2 February 2018

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 28 February 2018

Contract summary


  • Personnel-training services - 79632000

  • Staff development services - 79633000

  • Education and training services - 80000000

    • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

Any region

Procurement reference


Published date

2 February 2018

Closing date

28 February 2018

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See 'Attachments' for full description. The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to notify the market of the Department for Education's (DfE) intention to undertake a procurement exercise for Round 2 of the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF) in Winter 2017/18. Prior to the procurement, the DfE will be undertaking a range of market engagement activity for interested providers to learn more about the fund, network with other providers, and input into the development of the approach to Round 2. Contracts are offered for programmes to improve the provision of teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) and Leadership Development, focussing on the areas of the country with the greatest identified need. The Secretary of State for Education announced TLIF in October 2016.

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*** New on 16th January 2018 - The Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund tendering process will be announced shortly.

Bidders can register on Bravo now online, in advance of the Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) going live. You will be able to 'tick' to receive updates on TLIF round 2 when the SSQ goes live. Once your nominated users are set up, they will receive email notifications every time there is an update.

Bidders who have registered their interest will be notified when the procurement documentation is accessible on Bravo.***

***New on 26th October 2017 - please note that the fund isn't open for bids yet - the opening date will be announced via the publication of a further contract notice on Contracts Finder. The application process will be managed through the Bravo e-procurement system.***

See 'Attachments' for details of the supplier events.

In TLIF Round 2, the DfE will be seeking bids that would be ready to deliver to participants from September 2018 or later.

The total value available for Round 2 may be up to £45m.

About the buyer


6 Cumberland Place,


Closing date: 28 February 2018