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Title: Promoting the opportunities available from greater use of technology in assessment
Published by: Qualifications Wales
Publication Date: 01/03/2019
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Speculative Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: This is a speculative notice to inform interested parties that Qualifications Wales wishes to award a contract for the provision of services to promote and explain the opportunities available from the use of technology in assessment. This will inform our thinking on a vision for use of eAssessment in qualifications in Wales and how that might affect our regulatory approach.
We are looking for an organisation who will work with us across the next two years to shed light on what can be achieved, what is being achieved in other countries or sectors, and to thereby help ensure that discussions and decisions are informed and enlightened.
We are seeking expressions of interest and responses to questions to inform our requirements for a tender process to be commenced in April 2019 - please see attached specification of indicative requirements and response form template for further information.
We are looking for an organisation that will provide an independent and well-informed view of the opportunities available from using technology in assessment and be prepared to challenge the status quo. As the regulator we need to stay neutral and to give full and balanced consideration to the benefits, risks and issues. We are therefore looking for an organisation with an enthusiastic and independent voice.
We would like to work with an organisation that has a good network with organisations who are developing assessment technologies and with experts who can speak with authority. We would prefer that the organisation does not have any financial links with specific assessment technologies. If this is the case, you will need to demonstrate how any conflict of interest can be avoided in order to be considered. We will also need to know if you are providing advice or consultancy to providers of specific assessment technologies and again how any conflict of interest could be avoided.

Speculative Notice – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Qualifications Wales

Procurement, Q2 Building, Pencarn Lane, Imperial Park,

Newport

NP10 8AR

UK

Elizabeth Frizi

+44 1633373205


http://www.qualificationswales.org

1.2

Address from which further information may be obtained

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Promoting the opportunities available from greater use of technology in assessment

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

This is a speculative notice to inform interested parties that Qualifications Wales wishes to award a contract for the provision of services to promote and explain the opportunities available from the use of technology in assessment. This will inform our thinking on a vision for use of eAssessment in qualifications in Wales and how that might affect our regulatory approach.

We are looking for an organisation who will work with us across the next two years to shed light on what can be achieved, what is being achieved in other countries or sectors, and to thereby help ensure that discussions and decisions are informed and enlightened.

We are seeking expressions of interest and responses to questions to inform our requirements for a tender process to be commenced in April 2019 - please see attached specification of indicative requirements and response form template for further information.

We are looking for an organisation that will provide an independent and well-informed view of the opportunities available from using technology in assessment and be prepared to challenge the status quo. As the regulator we need to stay neutral and to give full and balanced consideration to the benefits, risks and issues. We are therefore looking for an organisation with an enthusiastic and independent voice.

We would like to work with an organisation that has a good network with organisations who are developing assessment technologies and with experts who can speak with authority. We would prefer that the organisation does not have any financial links with specific assessment technologies. If this is the case, you will need to demonstrate how any conflict of interest can be avoided in order to be considered. We will also need to know if you are providing advice or consultancy to providers of specific assessment technologies and again how any conflict of interest could be avoided.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=90253.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

72222000 Information systems or technology strategic review and planning services
72222100 Information systems or technology strategic review services
72223000 Information technology requirements review services
79342200 Promotional services
79952000 Event services
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

3 Administrative Information

3.1

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

QW181956

3.2

Estimated Start of the Award Procedure

 13-05-2019

4 Other Information

4.1

Additional Information

You are requested to express an interest by 'recording your interest' in this opportunity on Sell2Wales and uploading the completed response form to Sell2Wales by noon on 22 March 2019.

The services that we are looking for include:

- Running workshops with senior QW staff to share and promote ideas and to help us to develop our vision for e-assessment in Wales;

- Once we have some clarity on our vision and the opportunities – organising at least one large event for teachers, head-teachers, regional consortia, local authority and Welsh Government officials, awarding bodies and others in the qualifications system – speaking or providing speakers to showcase developments in other countries and industry sectors and to stimulate discussion. This is likely to be in late September and linked to the curriculum consultation;

- Running other sessions or attending other meetings (for example consortia led regional meetings or AoLE (Area of Learning and Experience) groups – to educate and stimulate discussion. These sessions would be at invitation from hosts so cannot be guaranteed. There are 4 education consortia and 6 AoLE groups. In addition, QW runs a Head Teacher reference group and WG runs a new curriculum programme (with various meeting groups) and there is a separate quarterly meeting for bodies who support the education system in Wales;

- Providing on-going advice to QW management team and qualifications development projects (ad hoc);

- Optionally - evaluation of improved awareness across the education sector;

- Optionally – attending GQ engagement/consultation events on QW proposed high level approach to the development of new qualifications.

You will be asked to propose opportunities to promote ideas as part of the tender. However, an initial event schedule would be agreed with us after contract award, within 4 weeks of the award (recognising additional ad hoc forums by also be agreed later on).

(WA Ref:90253)

4.2

Download Additional Documentation

QW181956 Indicative Specification
QW181956 Expression of Interest Response Form

4.3

Publication date of this notice

 01-03-2019

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
12/03/2019 13:33Submission of response to our questions

Please email your completed response form to liz.frizi@qualificationswales.org by noon on Friday 22 March. You are unable to upload it to Sell2Wales.
Main Contact: N/a
Admin Contact: N/a
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Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
80000000Education and training servicesEducation
79952000Event servicesExhibition, fair and congress organisation services
72222000Information systems or technology strategic review and planning servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
72222100Information systems or technology strategic review servicesInformation systems or technology strategic review and planning services
72223000Information technology requirements review servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
79342200Promotional servicesMarketing services

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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01/03/2019QW181956 Expression of Interest Response FormExpression of Interest Response Form34.25 KB16

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