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Title: OF576 Revised Applied General
Published by: Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
Publication Date: 27/01/2017
Deadline Date: 13/02/2017
Deadline Time: 16:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: Research of "Applied General’ category within the DfE’s Performance Tables for Key Stage 5 (KS5).
The objectives of the research are to:
1. Improve our understanding of key issues and concerns of those who use Applied General qualifications.
2. Identify in what ways Applied General qualifications are, and are not, ‘fit for purpose’ in preparing learners to progress to Higher Education
3. Identify key features of Applied General qualifications that are particularly valued by users.
4. Identify any specific areas where stakeholders believe that improvements could be made to the standards of current Applied General qualifications.
We will use this to inform regulation of current Applied General qualifications, as well as shaping the advice we provide to government with regards to these qualifications.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

Spring Place, Coventry Business Park, Herald Avenue,

Coventry

CV5 6UB

UK

Satinder Bains

+44 2476716830

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

OF576 Revised Applied General

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Research of "Applied General’ category within the DfE’s Performance Tables for Key Stage 5 (KS5).

The objectives of the research are to:

1. Improve our understanding of key issues and concerns of those who use Applied General qualifications.

2. Identify in what ways Applied General qualifications are, and are not, ‘fit for purpose’ in preparing learners to progress to Higher Education

3. Identify key features of Applied General qualifications that are particularly valued by users.

4. Identify any specific areas where stakeholders believe that improvements could be made to the standards of current Applied General qualifications.

We will use this to inform regulation of current Applied General qualifications, as well as shaping the advice we provide to government with regards to these qualifications.

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2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

135 Market Research
138 other Marketing
148 Research and Development
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
    13-02-2017  Time  16:00

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

The following additional documents relating to this notice are available from the site:

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

(MT Ref:192550)

5.2

Additional Documentation

OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 4 Tender Response Submission
OF576 Revised Applied General User research ITT Part 2 Information & Instructions
OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 3
OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 4 Tender Response Submission

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 27-01-2017

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
27/01/2017 14:53REPLACED FILE: OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 4 Tender Response Submission

OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 1
31/01/2017 15:46OF5576

Dear Tenderer,

Please be aware that clarifiction questions and their responses to date have been uploaded on the portal.


Kind regards
Satinder Bains
Interim Senior Procurement Officer
31/01/2017 15:57ADDED FILE: OF576 - Clarifications to Date

Clarifications Requests and Responses to 31st January 2017.
03/02/2017 14:16ADDED FILE: Clarifications Requests and Responses to 3rd February 2017

Clarifications Requests and Responses to 3rd February 2017
03/02/2017 14:22REPLACED FILE: OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 1

OF576 030217 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 1
03/02/2017 14:32Clarifictions Requests and Resposnes to Date and Update Part 1

An updated clarifications requests and responses document has been uploaded on the portal. In addition suppliers are advised that the previous version on Part 1 of the tender documents has been removed and replacement document has been uploaded.
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
148Research and DevelopmentManagement Consultancy
138other MarketingMarketing

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
600West Midlands

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The following additional documents have been attached to this notice. To obtain these documents please select the individual file names below.

Alternatively, you can download all current documents (Zip File)

Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
27/01/2017 OF576 Revised Applied General User research ITT Part 2 Information & Instructions OF576 Revised Applied General User research ITT Part 2 Information & Instructions78.48 KB0
27/01/2017 OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 3 OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 3178.30 KB0
27/01/2017 OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 4 Tender Response Submission OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 4 Tender Response Submission100.53 KB0
31/01/2017 170131 ClarificationQuestionsRunningRecord Clarifications Requests and Responses to 31st January 2017.29.03 KB0
03/02/2017 170203 ClarificationQuestionsRunningRecord Clarifications Requests and Responses to 3rd February 201728.35 KB0
03/02/2017 OF576 030217 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 1 OF576 030217 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 148.63 KB0

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
27/01/2017OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 4 Tender Response SubmissionOF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 1100.53 KB
27/01/2017OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 1OF576 Revised Applied General User Research ITT Part 150.90 KB

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