Published date: 24 January 2019

Last edited date: 24 January 2019

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Contract summary


  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference

Kings leadership Academy Bolton

Published date

24 January 2019

Approach to market date

22 February 2019

Contract start date

28 February 2019

Contract end date

30 September 2022

Procedure type

Single tender action (non-OJEU)

A direct contract with a single supplier, without competition.

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

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The Great Schools Trust is firmly focused on helping the students of each of their academies become successful young people who have gained the necessary academic skills, intellectual habits, qualities of character and leadership traits necessary to succeed at all levels and become successful citizens in tomorrow's world. Their actions are based on the trust's fundamental belief that a high quality education is a civil right for all young people and not dependent on their family's wealth or postcode.

The project

Kings Bolton will be a new secondary Free School opening in Bolton in September 2019. Initially we will be opening in temporary accommodation for 2 years, whilst the school will grow by one group per year. As such, we will need phasing over this period as we scale in size. Once full the Academy will have 900 pupils.
We are looking for a partner to provide us with the required professional services for our new Bolton Academy which will also integrate the new systems into our existing systems at our other Academies. We will be implementing an enterprise infrastructure throughout. We do not need any hardware provided as we have a Framework agreement in place for purchasing hardware.
Our device strategy will be one-to-one with the students each having a tablet device, this needs to be integrated to the classroom AV so the pupils can project their work onto the projector/TV. Information Technology will also be a core subject at the Academy. The teachers will be provided with a Laptop and Tablet device and we'll have 11 members of SLT plus 55 teachers once the Academy is full.

Please can you provide us with the following:
1. A day rate for the following: Contract Manager, Project Manager, Senior Systems Manager, Senior Network Engineer, Junior Systems Engineer, Junior Network Engineer and MDM Engineer.
2. A case study (maximum 1-page A4) on a project of a similar scale and type that you have successfully delivered before.
3. A description of your methodology for engaging with the Trust to understand design requirements for the range of likely users (admin staff, teachers, learners).
4. Provide CV's for key engineering staff

We will be scoring on 80% Quality and 20% Value and applying a scoring of 0 to 4 for each weighting as follows:

0: No response
1: Poor compliancy with significant errors or omissions
2: Mostly compliant with minor errors or omissions
3: Compliant and good overall with no errors or omissions
4: Compliant and exceptional or adding value

Key dates:

Please can all clarification questions be summited by 01/02/2019.
We aim to respond to any queries by 08/02/2019 and all bids summited by 13/02/2019.
Please email for clarification and to summit your bids.

More information

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2019/2022 £60,000


About the buyer

Contact name

John Willetts


Kings Warrington


01925 817939