Published date: 15 June 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: 30 July 2021, 10am

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

15 June 2021

Closing date

30 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

14 September 2021

Contract end date

14 September 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

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The British Council is looking for service providers in a range of cities and countries in the EU who will provide an end-to-end Test Day service to IELTS on Computer test-takers, including the provision of the Test Day venue, venue staff (Invigilators and IT Technician) and Test Day equipment. The British Council will facilitate pre-test and post-test activities, such as registration, apportionment, test marking and results. Tests will be marked by the British Council. The British Council will also provide and cover the cost of Speaking Test Examiners who will deliver Speaking tests remotely to the Test Takers taking the test at supplier's premises.

More information

Additional text

Bidders will be required to register on British Council`s e-Tendering portal In-Tend hosted at in order to take part in the tender process.

Once registered, bidders must log-in to the website where they can view the project and access the bidders pack and submit their return.

Bidders will also be required to demonstrate their capability and `means of proof` will be required. These conditions are outlined in the ITT.

About the buyer


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