Published date: 2 August 2016

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 31 August 2016

Contract summary


  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

West Midlands, London

Value of contract

£0.01 to £272,000

Procurement reference


Published date

2 August 2016

Closing date

31 August 2016

Contract start date

23 September 2016

Contract end date

22 September 2017

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



-The Education Programme is an integral element of HS2 Ltd's broader approach to creating skills and employment opportunities. It aims to educate and inform children, young adults, and their families about HS2 and the employment and training opportunities it will create and support, prioritising schools closest to the line of route, stations and depots, with a focus on schools that are in more deprived areas and score below average for educational attainment. It has so far delivered more than 35,000 hours of educational engagement to 30,000 students during the course of over 170 events.
- A more detailed overview of our current programme is available as a government information paper. Information tailored for teachers is presented at
-Given the levels of interest in the project nationwide, HS2 Ltd is particularly interested in developing a more scalable programme which can be accessed by students wherever they are located in the country. This is a key driver to create an online resource which is central to the planned primary school engagement programme.
- Proposal to engage primary school students
- As recognised in the recently published Transport and Infrastructure Skills Strategy there is an anticipated significant shortfall in skills of value to the Transport and Infrastructure sectors.
- To address this and plan for the long term, it is imperative that HS2 Ltd begins to reach out to primary school students. This fits with Hs2 Ltd's Education Programme aims of raising awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), encouraging under-represented groups to join the industry and promoting relevant career pathways. As part of our efforts to deliver the above, HS2 Ltd wish procure a supplier to create an online learning platform which will give access to the programme to a wide range of schools. The online platform will be supported by a series of short events delivered to schools along the line of route.
- The main objective of the programme will be for students in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-10) to develop an early understanding of the skills requirements and career opportunities connected with the HS2 project.
- The successful supplier can be expected to bring a broad range of experience to the delivery of the Programme.
•An understanding of school and teacher engagement and the specialist requirements of connecting with the existing curriculum;
•Expertise in active engagement of students and delivery of multiple events throughout the academic year at the national level;
- • An understanding of school and teacher engagement and the specialist requirements of connecting with the existing curriculum;
• Expertise in active engagement of students and delivery of multiple events throughout the academic year at the national level;
• Ability to develop, deliver, maintain and continuously improve an online resource, based on an existing open technology platform which can engage students

More information



Additional text

All potential suppliers must obtain details of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and submit their tender through the HS2 eSourcing portal. All potential suppliers are required to express an interest by registering on the HS2 eSourcing portal ( Registering is only required once. Registering: Potential supplier should browse to the HS2 eSourcing portal and complete the following: a) Click the 'click here to register' link. b) Accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue'. c) Enter your business and user details. d) Note the username you use and click 'save' when complete. e) You will then receive an e-mail with your unique password. Access to the ITT: a) Login to the HS2 eSourcing portal with your unique username and password. b) Click on the 'ITTs open to all suppliers' link. c) Click on the relevant titled ITT item. d) Click the 'express interest' button in the 'actions' box on the left hand side of the page (this will move the ITT pack into the applicants 'my ITT' box). This is a secure area for projects only. e) Click on the ITT code. The applicant can now access any attachments by clicking the 'settings and buyer attachments' in the actions box. f) Download the documents relating to the ITT. Click 'attachments' on the left hand side. The number in brackets refers to number of documents that need to be downloaded. Click on the bold and underlined filename. Select 'save' and store on your PC. Responding to the ITT: a) Instructions on completing the ITT through the eSourcing Portal are contained in the ITT documents. For further assistance contact the BravoSolution helpdesk which is available Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 18:00 pm) GMT on: a) email - or b) telephone +44 8003684850.

Award information

Awarded date

10 October 2016

Contract start date

10 October 2016

Contract end date

9 October 2019

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Hopscotch Consulting


328 - 9 Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, London, SE1 0HS



Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

Beau Morgan


One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
E14 5AB