Published date: 28 September 2021

Last edited date: 4 November 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: 8 November 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

28 September 2021

Closing date

8 November 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

10 December 2021

Contract end date

31 July 2022

Contract type

Supply 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 Department for Education (DfE) is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced single contractor to procure a potential contractor to publish a commemorative book to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Aims of the book are to:
- be a unique commemorative piece that children will take home and treasure, and
- focus, not only on the Queen herself, but also on events of the last 70 years throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth

The contractor can be either one organisation, or a group of economic operators. In accordance to the public contract regulations Open Procedure DfE has published this Contract Notice, which is a call for competition, following the PIN published earlier for ESEE - The market engagement which was not call for competition, the documents are available along with the ITT documents within the DFE Jaggaer system. Interested parties will need to register via Jaggaer to access the documents.

More information

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Once the ITT has closed, applications will undergo an initial desktop assessment based on the criteria and weighting set out in the prospectus and application pack, following which there will be a moderation of those results before final award and mobilisation.
The DfE will administer the procurement processes electronically via the DfE e-Tendering Portal: Jaggaer. No hard copy documents will be issued and all communications with DfE (including final submission of tenders) will be conducted via the Jaggaer Portal. Bidders who are not already registered on the portal can register here:

When registered and signed in to Jaggaer you will need to express an interest in the opportunity to be able to access all relevant documentation including the application pack. For any assistance required in registering bidders should contact the Jaggaer helpdesk:

DfE confirm that the total budget available for the first one year is £12M.

About the buyer


Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street