Published date: 25 September 2020

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: 23 October 2020, 9am

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

  • Research consultancy services - 73210000

    • Evaluation consultancy services - 79419000

    • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

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

Value of contract

£0 to £90,000

Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

23 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

27 November 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

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The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is seeking a tenderer to carry out an independent evaluation of its professional development programmes for mentors in the Further Education (FE) sector.
The overall aim of this project is to carry out an independent evaluation of the delivery of the two professional development programmes in 2020/21 academic year. The programme is being delivered by a single delivery partner who will establish small cohorts of participants across the country.
The development programme for mentors in FE consists of four different strands of activity:
1. The creation of a mentoring framework and accompanying guides for mentees, mentors and leaders in the FE sector.
2. A small-scale, desk-based review of effective mentoring training.
3. Financial support for mentoring professional development in the FE sector.
4. Professional development programmes for mentors.
We are seeking a tenderer to evaluate the fourth strand of activity.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Procurement Co-ordinator


Third Floor
157 - 197 Buckingham Palace Road


+44 2037408280


Closing: 23 October 2020, 9am