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Title: Perceptions Survey Wave 14
Published by: Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
Publication Date: 07/10/2015
Deadline Date: 04/11/2015
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: The survey will focus on stakeholder perceptions of qualifications and the qualifications system. It is intended that the survey will question Heads of schools, teachers, students, parents, the general public, employers and Higher Education Institutions in England, on qualifications delivered in schools.

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

Neil Howes

+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

Perceptions Survey Wave 14

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The survey will focus on stakeholder perceptions of qualifications and the qualifications system. It is intended that the survey will question Heads of schools, teachers, students, parents, the general public, employers and Higher Education Institutions in England, on qualifications delivered in schools.

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2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

135 Market Research
600 West Midlands

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The following areas are in scope for this project:

- Providing a sampling framework to enable Ofqual to investigate perceptions of qualifications and the qualifications system from a representative sample of Heads of schools, teachers, students, parents, the general public, employers and Higher Education Institutions;

- Receiving Ofqual’s draft questionnaires and – through peer review and piloting the questions – make suggestions with the aim of improving and finalising the questionnaires;

- Collecting evidence following a statistically sound methodology with the target stakeholders (Heads of schools, teachers, students, parents, the general public, employers, Higher Education Institutions) to gather perceptions on academic (for example GCSEs, A levels, IGCSE, International Baccalaureate, Pre-U) and vocational (such as BTEC, Cambridge Nationals) qualifications delivered in schools;

- Ensuring continuity of the time series whenever possible;

- Undertaking activities to maximise the response rates and achieve representative samples;

• Cleansing and refinement of the data set(s);

- Analysing the results of the survey identifying statistically significant key findings, trends over time and making comparisons with previous surveys whenever possible. The data analysis and the final report must present robust and reliable comparisons between all respondents groups being sampled; and

- Reporting the findings of the study including any limitations and recommendations for future fieldwork.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

As per the Specification

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

OF385

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    04-11-2015  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

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5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(MT Ref:163816)

5.2

Additional Documentation

OF385ITTPerceptions survey14
Appendix E Contract (Draft)
OF385 Wave 14 Appendix D Statement of Requirements FINAL

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 07-10-2015

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information 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

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
600West Midlands

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
07/10/2015OF385ITTPerceptions survey14ITT68.02 KB
07/10/2015Appendix E Contract (Draft)Appendix E Draft Contract419.00 KB
07/10/2015OF385 Wave 14 Appendix D Statement of Requirements FINALAppendix D Specification66.89 KB

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