Published date: 24 May 2021

This notice was replaced on 24 May 2021

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Early engagement (published 24 May 2021, last edited 2 June 2021)

Closed early engagement

Contract summary


  • Printed books - 22110000

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Published date

24 May 2021

Closing date

28 May 2021

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The purpose of this early engagement notice is to notify the market of the Department for Education's (DfE) intention to undertake a procurement exercise to produce a Queen's Platinum Jubilee commemorative book for primary school children, for completion and delivery to schools by May 2022. As part of this, or as a separate contract, we also want to commission development of teaching resources for primary and secondary school teachers to assist them in delivering a lesson and/or assembly on the Queen and her reign in the run-up to Jubilee celebrations.

This contracts Finder Future Opportunity Notice is linked to an Early Supplier Engagement Event and a PIN without call for competition.

The contractor can be either one organisation, or a group of economic operators. We are keen to receive feedback from suppliers on our proposal and therefore we will be hosting a market engagement webinar.

A market engagement webinar will be hosted by the DfE on Friday 28th of May, 2021 from 10-11am. Details of this webinar will be sent to interested parties following registration.

Bidders who are not already registered on the portal can register here:

When registered and signed in to Jaggaer you will need to express an interest in the opportunity to be able to access all relevant documentation, including the webinar pack.

For information: Attendance at the market engagement events is not a pre-requisite for being able to submit a tender against this opportunity. If you are unable to attend the market engagement events, the information pack, along with slides and Q&A will be made available.

If you would like to attend the market engagement webinar on 28th May 2021, please express your interest by no later than 0900 on 28th May 2021.

For any assistance required in registering please contact the Jaggaer helpdesk:

This contracts Finder Future Opportunity notice is a zero value notice for early market engagement. It is for information only and is not a call for competition. The Department for Education reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not proceed with contract award.

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Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street