Published date: 25 February 2020



Closing date: 25 May 2020

Contract summary

Industry

  • Primary education services - 80100000

  • Pre-school education services - 80110000

Location of contract

Any region

Published date

25 February 2020

Closing date

25 May 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

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 appoint suitably experienced bodies to support the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage reforms. This will involve multiple opportunities, including providing training events, webinars and video exemplifications.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES :

The Department intends to reform the learning and development and assessment requirements stipulated by the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework, with national implementation anticipated in September 2021 and an early adopter year expected from September 2020.

Contractors will be responsible for developing initiatives that will support the early years workforce and local authorities in preparing for, implementing and embedding the reforms, including:

1. Video Exemplification Materials
2. Webinars for reception teachers and head teachers
3. Events for Local Department representatives


INDICATIVE DATES FOR PROCUREMENT:

The DFE intends to sequentially launch the procurement opportunities, starting from March 2020 onwards.

Further information on the procurement processes will be provided during the market engagement activity.

The DfE intends to publish a prior information notice (PIN) for each opportunity - a link to each PIN will be uploaded to this engagement notice when published.

SCHEDULED DATE FOR PUBLICATION OF CONTRACT NOTICE:

The DFE intends to sequentially award contracts from May 2020 onwards.

START AND END DATES OF THE CONTRACT:

Dependant on the initiative, it is anticipated that start and end dates will range from May 2020 - July 2022.


About the buyer

Address

Department for Education. Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, Westminster.
London
SW1P 3BT
England

Email

EYFS.CONSULTATION@education.gov.uk


Other information

Attachments

n/a

200220 - EYFS Market Engagement Webinar Slides Final .pptx

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EYFS Webinar Q&A - FINAL.pdf

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

A market engagement webinar was hosted by the DfE on 20 February 2020.

The market engagement information pack, including webinar slides, recording and Q&A pack will be made available shortly after the event and will be embedded in to this notice.

For information: Attendance at the market engagement webinar is not a pre-requisite for being able to submit a tender against any opportunity.


The DfE will be administering the procurement processes electronically via the DfE e-Tendering Portal; Jaggaer. No hard copy documents will be issued and all communications with DfE (including final submission of tenders) will be conducted via the Jaggaer Portal.

Bidders who are not already registered on the portal can register here: https://education.app.jaggaer.com

For any assistance required in registering bidders should contact the Jaggaer helpdesk: help_UK@jaggaer.com

This early engagement notice is for information only and is not a call for competition. The Department reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not award contract(s). Accordingly, the Authority will not be liable for any bid cost, expenditure, work or effort incurred by a supplier in acting on the basis of this notice.


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: 25 May 2020