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Awarded Award notice

The STA was set-up as an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE) in October 2011. The purpose of the STA is to develop and administer National Curriculum Assessments (NCAs) and assessments in England as part of the government’s agenda to raise educational standards through structural change, school improvement strategies, and a rigorous accountability framework where tests in the core subjects, currently at the end of Year 6 form an important measure of children’s long-term education and life chances. The...

The STA was set-up as an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE) in October 2011. The purpose of the STA is to develop and administer National Curriculum Assessments (NCAs) and assessments in England as part of the government’s agenda to raise educational standards through structural change, school improvement strategies, and a rigorous accountability framework where tests in the core subjects, currently at the end of Year 6 form an important measure of children’s long-term education and life chances. The outcomes of the NCAs are published annually at an individual school level in the School Performance Tables by government and are an important factor in parental choice of schools.

The current NCAs are Key Stage 1 (“KS1”) and Key Stage 2 (“KS2”) tests in the core subjects of English and Mathematics, and the KS1 Phonics Screening Check (“PSC”). The tests are sat by the full cohort of pupils, currently 580,593 in 15,500 state schools in England.

The successful economic operator will be required to undertake activities required for the successful delivery of all NCAs. This will include: printing; the logistics associated with securely delivering test papers and other materials to participating schools; collecting and distributing tests scripts to markers; the successful completion of onscreen marking of the NCAs within a defined time frame; and to deliver all support required by participating schools for their successful administration of the NCAs.

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Contract status:

Award notice - awarded

Contract value:

£95M - 225M

Contract can renew:

No

Contract type:

Services

Contract sectors:

  • Educational software package
  • Information systems
  • Road transport services
  • Mail transport by road
  • Post and courier services
  • Educational software package
  • Information systems
  • Road transport services
  • Mail transport by road
  • Post and courier services
  • Courier services
  • Programming services of packaged software products
  • System and support services
  • Packaging and related services
  • Miscellaneous business-related services
  • Administrative services of agencies
  • Printing services
  • Services related to printing
  • Education and training services
  • Primary education services
  • Document creation software package
  • See 11 more...

Contract location:

  • East Midlands
  • East Midlands

Framework contract:

Yes

Contract suitable for SME:

Yes

Contract suitable for VCO:

Yes


Contract notice published:

10 January 2019

Contract tender deadline:

23 August 2016

Contract start:

-

Contract end:

-

Contract duration:

-


Contract value awarded:

£225M

Contract awarded

11 July 2018

Supplier name City Region Country SME Award value
Capita Business Services Ltd London London United Kingdom No £225M *

*Estimated potential value to supplier based on mean contract value