Published date: 3 March 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: 15 March 2021, 9am

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference

DFERPPU 20-21/050

Published date

3 March 2021

Closing date

15 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

12 April 2021

Contract end date

31 July 2022

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

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

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Expressions of interest (EOI) are sought to conduct an interim and final evaluation for a second phase of the EdTech Demonstrator programme. Throughout 2021-22, the existing support network will continue to provide advice, guidance and training on effective use of technology. This support will act as key pillar to catch-up and recovery plans and will also help schools and colleges secure a sustainable digital strategy that sits at the heart of wider improvement plans.

Evaluation of this programme will support future policy considerations, specifically on the ways technology can boost pupil attainment, reduce teacher workload, and find wider cost efficiencies. As such, applicants should have:

Experience and expertise in conducting robust programme evaluations.

A knowledge of the use of technology in schools and colleges, both to support delivery of the curriculum and day-to-day operations.

Experience working directly with schools and colleges.

More information


Additional text

This listing updates and replaces previously published 'future opportunity' - EdTech Demonstrator Schools and Colleges Programme - Phase 2: Evaluation Partner.
Previous reference: tender_262165/924677

A link to this previous notice as follows:

About the buyer

Contact name

Carole Morley


Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street