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Title: QW Expert Advisor Services in Assessment and Curriculum
Published by: Qualifications Wales
Publication Date: 07/01/2019
Deadline Date: 31/01/2019
Deadline Time: 10:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: In 2015 Welsh Government commissioned Professor Graham Donaldson to conduct an independent review into curriculum and assessment arrangements in Wales . All the recommendations made within the review were accepted by Welsh Government. Consequently, Welsh Government have embarked upon a programme of educational reform which includes the development of a new national curriculum for learners aged 3-16 in Wales.
The new curriculum for Wales will have implications for the qualifications that are commissioned, developed and approved for learners in Wales at age 16. Therefore, new GCSE-level qualifications will need to be developed over the next few years that are aligned with and supportive of the content and ethos of the new curriculum.
We are seeking the services of a small group of assessment and curriculum experts to:
• help develop a strategic vision and approach to the qualifications taken by learners in Wales at 16
• consider the implications of the new qualifications on teaching, learning and curriculum design in secondary schools
• help develop proposals for the new set of GCSE-level qualifications in terms of their purposes, design and assessment principles prior to running a public consultation on these proposals in Autumn 2019.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Qualifications Wales

Q2 Building, Pencarn Lane, Imperial Park,

Newport

NP10 8AR

UK

Stephanie Molina

+44 1633373205


http://www.qualificationswales.org
www.sell2wales.gov.wales
www.sell2wales.gov.wales

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

QW Expert Advisor Services in Assessment and Curriculum

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

In 2015 Welsh Government commissioned Professor Graham Donaldson to conduct an independent review into curriculum and assessment arrangements in Wales . All the recommendations made within the review were accepted by Welsh Government. Consequently, Welsh Government have embarked upon a programme of educational reform which includes the development of a new national curriculum for learners aged 3-16 in Wales.

The new curriculum for Wales will have implications for the qualifications that are commissioned, developed and approved for learners in Wales at age 16. Therefore, new GCSE-level qualifications will need to be developed over the next few years that are aligned with and supportive of the content and ethos of the new curriculum.

We are seeking the services of a small group of assessment and curriculum experts to:

• help develop a strategic vision and approach to the qualifications taken by learners in Wales at 16

• consider the implications of the new qualifications on teaching, learning and curriculum design in secondary schools

• help develop proposals for the new set of GCSE-level qualifications in terms of their purposes, design and assessment principles prior to running a public consultation on these proposals in Autumn 2019.

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2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

80000000 Education and training services
1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1012 Gwynedd
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea
1020 East Wales
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1024 Powys

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

We anticipate that the time commitment for this work will be up to 10 days between March and September 2019, with the possibility (but no guarantee) of additional days. Further details are set out in the additional documents attached.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

We are seeking a small group of assessment and curriculum experts to provide expert advice on the overarching strategic vision and approach to developing new GCSE-level qualifications in Wales. Drawing on their experience in the field of educational assessment and/or curriculum design, we expect the experts to:

• Attend monthly assessment and curriculum meetings at the Qualifications Wales office

• conduct up to a days preparatory work before each meeting;

• contribute actively and constructively during the meetings;

• provide high quality, specialist and technical advice and input into proposals.

We require applicants to commit to monthly one-day meetings at Qualifications Wales’ office from March 2019 until July 2019. From this point we will then review the group’s functions, next steps and commitments.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

QW181939

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    31-01-2019  Time  10:00

Estimated award date
 22-02-2019

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please see additional documents for full specification and response template

(WA Ref:88608)

5.2

Additional Documentation

ITT for quals and assessment experts
Response form
Terms & Conditions of Contract Subject Expert Services

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 07-01-2019

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
80000000Education and training servicesEducation

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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Alert Region Restrictions
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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
07/01/2019ITT for quals and assessment expertsInvitation to tender96.39 KB28
07/01/2019Response formResponse Template55.09 KB25
07/01/2019Terms & Conditions of Contract Subject Expert ServicesTerms and Conditions54.74 KB18

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