Published date: 25 February 2021

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: 9 April 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 February 2021

Closing date

9 April 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

7 May 2021

Contract end date

31 August 2022

Contract type

Service contract

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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The National Tutoring Programme aims to deliver high quality tutoring services to English Schools in the support of disadvantaged pupils. Building on Year 1, NTP Phase 2 will establish an education sector prime supplier to manage the totality of the NTP services driving both quality and value from the end-to-end service. The supplier will ensure the high quality of tuition and the realisation of ambitious targets for both pupil reach, and attainment catch up. To do this, the Supplier will establish a panel of tuition providers, and associated tutors, to deliver targeted tutoring services offered to all disadvantaged pupils, based on pupil premium, from 5-16-year-olds. The Supplier will also recruit and provide Academic Mentors to the most disadvantaged Schools, as set out in the eligibility criteria. NTP Phase 2 service delivery is expected from 1st Sept 2021.

More information

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About the buyer

Contact name

Department for Education


Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street