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04.03.2019 | By Paul Simpson

STA Inclusion Reviewers; invitation to tender

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BATOD has been approached by the Standards and Testing Agency at the DfE to encourage ToD colleagues to put themselves forward for the role of Inclusion Reviewer. It seems they would like around 15 ToDs on their panel and so far only have a handful. Please could you consider whether you would wish to be involved in this work and if so send an email expressing your interest to the email address at the bottom of this email. Here is the STA email:

The invitation to tender has now been issued:

Dear Colleagues

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) is looking to recruit a pool of Inclusion Experts with a range of specialisms to ensure that Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests and professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy are inclusive and accessible for all.  We are looking for experts with knowledge and expertise in Autism spectrum disorders, Behavioural development, Communication and language development (including dyslexia), English as an additional language, Hearing impairments, Visual impairments, and other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (including physical disabilities).  Additionally, we are also looking to procure Representation and Diversity experts – representatives from, or people with a proven track record in advocating for any ethnicity, religious groups and groups with protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act, 2010 (including LGBT, gender etc.).

An invitation to tender (ITT) for the provision of Inclusion Expert resource can be found on the gov.uk website at the link below.  All relevant details regarding this procurement are contained within the ITT document).

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/16ca6571-9e59-47d9-b7a2-d7a88bb76a24

The closing date for bids is 12 noon on 24 April and any clarification questions need to be received no later than 12 noon on 05 April.  Responses to clarification questions will be posted at the above link.

Clarification questions and completed bids need to be emailed to  TendersTD.STA@education.gov.uk and copied to rashida.akbar@education.gov.uk.

The timeline for this procurement is outlined in the table below for ease of reference:

Date Stage
01/03/2019 Invitation To Tender (ITT) issued
Midday 05/04/2019 Deadline for clarification questions
Midday 24/04/2019 Deadline for submission of applications
31/05/2019 Notification to successful suppliers

We look forward to receiving your application by midday on 24 April.