Published date: 5 December 2023

This notice was replaced on 5 December 2023

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Early engagement (published 5 December 2023, last edited 20 February 2024)

Closed early engagement

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Procurement reference


Published date

5 December 2023

Closing date

29 February 2024

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The purpose of this zero-value notice is to notify the
market that the Department for Education intends to Undertake market
engagement activities including one or more event(s) in early 2024 to present
its vision for maths programmes in England and seek expert input from
potential suppliers.

The purpose of the activity is to share the department's current thinking on
the development of the future maths programmes, and to seek expert views
from the sector to inform its further development.
When registered and signed in to Jaggaer you will need to express an interest
in the opportunity to be able to access any relevant documentation. Details of
any activities and events will be sent to interested parties following
registration. If you would like to be included in any market engagement
activities, please express your interest via the Jaggaer portal no later than
10:00am on 8th January 2024
Guidance on how to register and access opportunities is available in the
Jaggaer eTendering Portal by using the 'Contact Us' section on the homepage.
You can also email the eTendering support team at and
watch a video to support with registration here - Supplier Registration Video
( Please note, this video is a 'Bravo' branded product.

Potential providers who are not already registered on the Jaggaer portal can register here:
The Department's vision is to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their
background. This will make sure that everyone has the chance to reach their potential and live a more
fulfilled life. It will also create a more productive economy, so that our country is fit for the future.
The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to engage with the market and seek input to onward
consideration for potential maths programmes.
Subject to approval, the Department may wish to reprocure for similar services to the current National Centre
for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) contract and the Advanced Mathematics Support
Programme (AMSP) contract. A link to the current contracts can be found in the Contract Award Notices;

More information

Additional text

In the event of a procurement, the Department would seek lead providers or consortia or similar entities to deliver the programmes, which may include:

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) which leads the pre-16 maths programme. The NCETM manage and coordinate the work of the Department's Maths Hubs to support improvements in pre-16 mathematics education with Teaching for Mastery (TfM) at its core, to raise the standard of mathematics education from reception through to A-level, and harnesses mathematics leadership and expertise to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all students.

Continuing the work of the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), which delivers support for AS/A level maths, further maths and core maths qualifications, by delivering a wide range of support, expertise and resources to improve and increase the provision and participation of level 3 mathematics
qualifications, and supporting students to choose mathematics study in Further Education.

The Department will be undertaking market engagement activities in early 2024. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our policy ambition and seek input and expertise from the sector to inform our delivery plans. We are keen to speak to as many organisations as possible and will, therefore, be limiting attendance at any event(s) to two representatives per organisation. Following any event(s), the Department may extend an opportunity for a one-to-one conversation with interested organisations.

For information: Participation in market engagement activities or events is not a pre-requisite for being able to submit a tender against any resulting opportunity(ies). If you are unable to attend any events we choose to arrange, the slides and Q&A outcomes from them will be made publicly available.

In the event of a procurement, this will fall under the Light Touch Regime as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Regulation 74 - 77). The Department would manage a procurement based upon the 'Open' tendering procedure as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Regulation 27).

This notice is a zero value PIN to notify the market that the Department intends to hold market engagement activities for the maths programmes.

This PIN is for information only and is not a call for competition.
The Department reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not proceed with contract award. Accordingly, the Department will not be liable for any bid cost, expenditure, work or effort incurred by any organisation in acting on the basis
of this Prior Information Notice.

All information included in this notice is indicative and subject to change.

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