Published date: 17 October 2019

Last edited date: 17 October 2019

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 date: 15 November 2019

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Value of contract


Published date

17 October 2019

Closing date

15 November 2019

Contract start date

16 December 2019

Contract end date

31 July 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



DfE will appoint a delivery partner, via a contract agreement, to oversee implementation, co-ordination and evaluation of the EdTech Demonstrator schools and colleges programme ('Demonstrators').

Applicants should note that for the purposes of this document, all publicly-funded primary and secondary schools will be referred to hereafter as 'schools' and all providers of 16-19 education delivering publicly-funded 16-19 study programmes as 'colleges'.

The successful delivery partner will be proficient in the use of technology in education (EdTech), familiar with the day-to-day running of schools and colleges and will have responsibility for:
• The co-ordination, management and day-to-day support of the Demonstrators
• Grant management of Demonstrators and issuing allocated funding
• Governance; ensuring value for money is achieved and conditions of grant are met
• Conducting a formative and final evaluation

The delivery partner will also provide support to DfE and Demonstrators by:
• Supporting the DfE in the final selection of successful Demonstrators, following an initial EOI round led and managed by DfE
• Implementing the programme through school-to-school facilitation
• Communicating to the wider sector of key messages and emerging findings

The successful applicant will be expected to attend regular meetings with the DfE Project Lead and provide progress report to ensure conditions of contract are met and value for money is achieved.

The tender will be going live on 1st November 2019. The procurement will be run using the Education and Children's Social Care (ECSC) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). Please ensure that you are registered on the Redimo2 system - please note that if you do not register on the DPS and access the tender documentation via the DPS portal, you will be unable to bid for this project. For those suppliers already registered on the Redimo2 system, please ensure that you have selected Department for Education as a customer on the system AND have registered to join the ECSC DPS prior to the tender going live. Full guidance is attached to this notice for this process.

We will award a contract to a single supplier for the delivery of the services - this could also be a consortium led by a single lead supplier (NB: consortiums must be registered as an entity on the Redimo2 system prior to the tender going live).

Please note that dates above are subject to change.

About the buyer

Contact name

Gemma Payne


Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street


Other information


DFE registration and ECSC DPS application process

EOI Landing Page for Potential Demonstrators

Redimo2 portal

Realising the potential of technology in education

Redimo2 Registration Guidance

Redimo2 Supplier Guidance - DFE Registration (July 2018).pdf

Redimo2 Registration Guidance

Redimo2 Supplier Guidance - DFE Registration (July 2018).pdf

The DfE's EdTech programme and strategy 'Realising the potential of technology in education', published in April 2019, set out the government's aim to support the education system in England to embed technology. This includes ways to support workload reduction, foster efficiencies, remove barriers to education and ultimately drives improvements in educational outcomes.

The EdTech Demonstrator programme is a key element of the strategy and aims to help schools and colleges who using technology effectively to help support the practice of other education establishments. This may include, for example, offering support and guidance on effective use of technology to reduce workload, create efficiencies, improve accessibility, and ultimately support excellent teaching and learning.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 15 November 2019