Published date: 27 September 2017

Last edited date: 27 September 2017

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 23 February 2018

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Procurement reference


Published date

27 September 2017

Closing date

23 February 2018


***UPDATE: 18th August The next supplier engagement event will take place on Wednesday 23rd August at 11.00, please email now to secure your place***See 'Attachments' for full description. This notice is issued by the Department for Education (DfE) to engage the market in the provision of services for the quality assurance and improvement of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) throughout the whole of England.

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***New on 16th August - An audio recording of Supplier Engagement Presentation delivered on 16/08/17 and a feedback survey on these proposals see 'Links' for both. Also 2 new attachments NPQ Quality Assurance Agent Presentation and NPQ Quality Framework***

This PIN is to instigate an Early Market Engagement exercise to help DfE determine the interest, capacity and capability within the market.

The first supplier engagement event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 16 August. Please email for further details with 'QA AGENT' in the title. Please note this does not equate to a formal expression of interest in any future procurement activity. Further information will be published in due course as an addendum to the PIN.

Please note, this notice does not commit the DfE to undertake any procurement activity as a result of this market engagement exercise. The anticipated requirement may be subject to change as a result of Early Supplier Market Engagement, funding opportunities and changes in governmental priorities.

About the buyer


Department for Education (DfE), Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street,


Closing date: 23 February 2018