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Department of Education / Curriculum Design through General Capabilities - DoE2298658118

Proposed ID DoE2298658118
Notice Publish Date 22-Jul-2020
Expected Issue Date 19-Aug-2020
Category (based on UNSPSC)
86141501 - Educational advisory services
Agency Department of Education - Corporate

Contact Person
Professional Services Tenders
Phone: 1300 32 32 32

Proposed Tender Details

The NSW Department of Education is intending to request tenders to identify a suitably qualified and capable organisation to provide academic expertise to develop and implement an overarching program strategy around the build, test and scale of professional learning for teachers in the area of general capabilities, in addition to supporting the Department to rigorously evaluate this work.


Refer to Additional Details / Instructions

Additional Details / Instructions

Through this planned Request for Tender the Department is seeking a service provider to:

  1. Assist with the development, testing, evaluation and codification of a process/es that will embed the effective implementation of the general capabilities (excluding literacy and numeracy) into pedagogy and assessment practices within subject disciplines. It is anticipated this will include both development and testing of specific models and resources  within schools and understand how they could be scaled at a system level such that both content, and resourcing/development/delivery process are addressed.
  2. Conduct a meta-evaluation of the initiative which would include the development of insights into enabling conditions and barriers, at a system level, that impact upon ongoing improvement.  The expected outcome of this meta-evaluation will be NSW-centric learnings on how best to positively impact student learning outcomes, close equity gaps, build teacher capacity, effectively resource schools and scale rigorous support in a sustainable manner using the general capabilities as impetus.

The ideal team is expected to be multidisciplinary, however it would include academic experts in the field of education, with a proven understanding of current research on the implementation of skills/capabilities within curriculum. The team would also include talent with demonstrated expertise in research and responsive evaluation at both the model/resources and systems level.

It is anticipated this work will commence in September / October this year and be fully completed towards the end of 2022. 

This proposed Request for Tender process will identify the single best value-for-money provider to undertake this work.

The full detail of the requirement including, conditions, response forms and draft agreement, will be available to download from Ariba, when the tender is released.


Ariba Registration

The Department intends to run this Request for Tender through its online sourcing platform, Ariba.

Suppliers can register via Ariba here:

The department has created the following videos to assist suppliers with their registration:

Suppliers who have previously participated in a sourcing event with the department via the Ariba platform are not required to register again.

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