Published date: 16 January 2018

Last edited date: 16 January 2018

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 19 July 2017

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Procurement reference


Published date

16 January 2018

Closing date

19 July 2017


*** New 26th May 2017 - Thank you for showing an interest in the framework. Unfortunately the release of the tender has been delayed and NCTL will release a revised timetable to all interested parties soon. We apologise for the delay and if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to get in touch via *** See 'Attachments' for full description.
This PIN is issued by The National College of Teaching and Leadership ('NCTL') on behalf of the DfE to engage the market in the provision of services for the recruitment of teachers or the pipeline thereof from outside of England, along with a bespoke package of acclimatisation and development.
Improvements in the economy, a shrinking graduate pool and greater competition in the labour market will make it more difficult for the education system to meet the demand for additional teachers domestically. It is on this basis that overseas recruitment will be pursued as a supplementary avenue of teacher supply. The framework will support schools to recruit and retain overseas teachers for subjects that are currently a challenge to recruit to.
The purpose of the PIN is to gather feedback from suppliers and stakeholders, which will help inform and shape the design of a framework. This engagement will also help the department to gauge the level of interest from the market and help inform our procurement strategy. Suppliers will need a combination of: teacher recruitment experience; expertise in supporting the transition and development of overseas trained or trainee teachers; understanding of the English education system and experience of the visa system and workforce; and experience of operating within overseas countries.

More information



Additional text

***New on 28th April - Following on from our WebEx event held on 18th April the National College of Teaching and Leadership would like to invite suppliers and stakeholders to complete this survey to further shape and design the framework. The survey can be accessed via the link or QR code in 'Attachments'. We are also looking to hold a supplier open day event on 11th May from 10:30am till 12:30pm at:
Department for Education,
Jubilee Conference Centre,
Triumph Road

If you would like further details or are interested in attending please register your interest via email to

*** New on 10th April - Please see 'Attachments' for news on a Webex event.***
The Contracting Authority intends to host a market engagement event to discuss with potential suppliers the policy, commercial and financial aspects of the requirement prior to finalising the specification and associated bidding documentation. More information about the event will be published on our electronic tendering system -

Should this project proceed to procurement all information will be issued to potential suppliers via the Department's e-procurement system REDIMO.

Providers wishing to apply for this provision will need to register on the link above.

About the buyer

Contact name

Mohammad Irfan


Piccadilly Gate, Store Street,
M1 2WD