Published date: 7 November 2018

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: 28 November 2018

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

  • Research services - 73110000

  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

    • Research consultancy services - 73210000

    • Evaluation consultancy services - 79419000

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 £33,000

Procurement reference


Published date

7 November 2018

Closing date

28 November 2018

Contract start date

5 December 2018

Contract end date

30 September 2019

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 ETF are seeking a supplier who will carry out an independent evaluation of our national middle managers programme, 'Leading from the Middle', commissioned in August 2018 ongoing until March 2019. This evaluation will investigate outcomes from the programme for the current year (2018/19).
'Leading from the Middle' aims to improve the professional effectiveness of those in middle leadership roles with responsibility and accountability for a functional area or curriculum department and the performance of a team within the FE and Training sectors. The programme is anticipated to motivate and inspire middle leaders to succeed in their careers through an innovative, personalised and flexible delivery model. Its learning approach is centred around the specific needs of the individual middle leader.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Procurement Co-ordinator


First Floor
157 - 197 Buckingham Palace Road


+44 2037408280


Closing: 28 November 2018