Published date: 8 November 2023

Last edited date: 8 November 2023

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: 6 December 2023, 10am

Contract summary


  • Administrative educational services - 75121000

  • Primary education services - 80100000

  • Secondary education services - 80200000

    • Higher education services - 80300000

    • Operation of an educational centre - 80490000

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

£0 to £900,000

Procurement reference


Published date

8 November 2023

Closing date

6 December 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

1 September 2024

Contract end date

31 August 2025

Contract type

Not applicable

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

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Individual grants are available to become a Maths Hub Lead School for the SHaW Maths Hub and, separately, Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub.

The indicative value of each individual grant is up to £900k. The actual value is dependent on fixed and variable costs based on actual hub delivery expenditure.

Maths Hubs are led by one Lead School, College or Trust that is held accountable for the Maths Hub activity funded by the Department for Education through a Grant Funding Agreement. More information about the Maths Hubs Programme can be found on the NCETM website, including more information about individual hubs.

Following many successful years of leading a Maths Hub, two of our Maths Hub Lead Schools will no longer continue the role in the academic year 2024/25. The Department is undertaking a competitive grant process to appoint and fund two new Lead Schools and/or accountable entities (lead school, college or Trust) for the following Maths Hubs:

- ShaW Maths Hub (covering Herefordshire; Shropshire; Telford and Wrekin; Wolverhampton)

- Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub (covering City of Kingston upon Hull; Kirklees; North East Lincolnshire; North Lincolnshire; Wakefield)

The successful applicant must have an eligible named school or college located in one of the local authority districts listed above for the hub.

Leading a Maths Hub is a significant and demanding system leadership role, which has the opportunity to enhance the teaching of mathematics education in your local area. By fostering a culture of collaboration and support between teachers of maths, both within their own schools and schools in the local area, the Maths Hub programme has been paving the way as an outstanding demonstration of how high-quality professional development can improve pupil outcomes and teacher satisfaction. As a Lead School, College or Trust running a Maths Hub you will have the opportunity to be part of this effort as a national network of schools which are transforming mathematics education and changing the lives of children across England.

Each Maths Hub is open to working with any school or college, from Reception through to post-16, within the broad geographical area that it covers. The hubs draw on the expertise of local leaders of mathematics education across their area and the support of strategic partners including Teaching School Hubs, universities, maths experts and employers.

The new Lead School will be expected to continue and build upon the successful work of the previous lead. The brand of SHaW Maths Hub and Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub are well established in their local area, it is expected that the Maths Hub brand will remain the same to provide continuity for the schools being supported by the hub.

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If the Maths Hub Programme continues into Academic Year 2025/26 and beyond the new Lead School will continue to retain the role of Maths Hub Lead School until they either (a) become ineligible or (b) a change in the Department's policy for Maths Hubs.

When the new Lead Schools are appointed in January 2024, there will be a two-term hand over during spring and summer 2024 where the new Lead Schools will receive information on all the responsibilities and part take in meetings up until they solely become the new accountable Lead School from 1st September 2024.

You are invited to attend a Zoom facilitated Information Session led by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) on 24 November 2023 at:

- 09:30-11:00 for SHaW Maths Hub

- 11:30-13:00 for Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub

The events will provide the opportunity to hear about the service requirement, the bidding process and for you to submit questions.

To register your attendance and receive dial-in details, please email by 12pm Noon, 20 November. Please state which briefing, give details of who will be attending, and put "New Lead School briefing" in the subject line. Invites are limited to two individuals from each organisation. Attendance at the webinar is not mandatory and for Potential Bidders that are not able to attend, the slides and Q&A log will be circulated via the messaging facility on the Jaggaer eSourcing Portal following the briefing.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Asher Jones


20 Great Smith St