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Title: Applied General User Research
Published by: Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
Publication Date: 16/01/2017
Deadline Date: Cancelled
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: The purpose of this document is to specify Ofqual’s requirements to suppliers interested in tendering for the contract to undertake research into Applied General qualifications in early 2017.
The surveying will identify the views and uses of stakeholders in relation to qualifications included by the Department for Education as ‘Applied General qualifications’ for the purpose of Key Stage Five Performance Tables.
There are three different strands of research that will be covered in this work;
1. Research with HEIs, teachers and learners using a combination of focus groups and individual interviews
2. Research with awarding organisations using face to face interviews
3. Research with employers using telephone interviews.
This project will also include producing a report that will include key themes and recommendations for further work.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

Procurement and Contracts, Spring Place, Coventry Business Park, Herald Avenue,

Coventry

CV5 6UB

UK

Mrs Satinder Bains

+44 247671829

procurement@ofqual.gov.uk

http://ofqual.gov.uk
www.mytenders.org.
www.mytenders.org.

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

Applied General User Research

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The purpose of this document is to specify Ofqual’s requirements to suppliers interested in tendering for the contract to undertake research into Applied General qualifications in early 2017.

The surveying will identify the views and uses of stakeholders in relation to qualifications included by the Department for Education as ‘Applied General qualifications’ for the purpose of Key Stage Five Performance Tables.

There are three different strands of research that will be covered in this work;

1. Research with HEIs, teachers and learners using a combination of focus groups and individual interviews

2. Research with awarding organisations using face to face interviews

3. Research with employers using telephone interviews.

This project will also include producing a report that will include key themes and recommendations for further work.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=191509.

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

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

135 Market Research
138 other Marketing
600 West Midlands

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The contract is to deliver research over various sample sizes,fieldwork, survey management and a report including developing questions.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

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

OF576

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    23-01-2017  Time  12:00

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 http://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(MT Ref:191509)

5.2

Additional Documentation

OF576 Applied General User Research ITT Part 1 Introduction V2
OF576 Applied General User research ITT Part 2 Information & Instructions
OF576 applied General User Research ITT Part 3 Project Requirements
OF576 Applied General User Research ITT Part 4 Tender Response Submission

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 16-01-2017

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
17/01/2017 15:31Notice date(s) changed

The Deadline date was changed from 23/01/2017 12:00 to 25/01/2017 16:00.

Due a technical issue.
20/01/2017 13:20Clarification

We do not require interviews with Awarding Organisations to take place as part of this research. You should ignore references to research with awarding organisations. You should not, therefore, include any costs for interviews or research with awarding organisations within your proposal. If you have any questions about this change to our requirements, please raise this by 12 noon Monday 23rd January. Please note the deadline for any other clarification questions has already expired, therefore we will only respond to questions specifically about this change to our requirements.

Kind regards

Satinder Bains
Interim Senior Procurement Officer
25/01/2017 16:36OF576 Applied General Information Request

Dear Supplier,

As you aware Ofqual, put out a tender for OF576 Applied General and your organisation expressed an interest but did not submit a bid. It would be very helpful to us if you could advise us of the reason for not submitting a bid. Would you please respond to our request by 17.00 tomorrow Thursday 26th January 2017.

Kind regards

Satinder Bains
Interim Senior Procurement Officer
27/02/2017 16:40Notice Cancelled

This notice has been cancelled. The original deadline date of 25/01/2017 is no longer applicable.

Notice Cancelled
Main Contact: procurement@ofqual.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
135Market ResearchMarketing
138other MarketingMarketing

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
600West Midlands

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Current Documents

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16/01/2017 OF576 Applied General User Research ITT Part 1 Introduction V2 ITT Part 1 Introduction49.06 KB0
16/01/2017 OF576 Applied General User research ITT Part 2 Information & Instructions ITT Part 2Information and Instructions76.03 KB0
16/01/2017 OF576 applied General User Research ITT Part 3 Project Requirements ITT Part 3 Project Requirements174.35 KB0
16/01/2017 OF576 Applied General User Research ITT Part 4 Tender Response Submission ITT Part 4 Tender Response Submission100.77 KB0

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