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Building the Capacity of School Leadership Teams
Issued By Department of Education and Training
Request for Tender
Education and Training Services



1.1 The Program for which tenders are being sought is funded as part of the Victorian Department of Education’s (DE&T) 2006-2009 Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme (AGQTP). The AGQTP
focuses on enhancing the quality of teaching and school leadership in Australia to improve student outcomes.

1.2 Tenders are sought for a statewide professional learning program for school leadership teams in Victorian government schools for each of the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 calendar years in accordance
with Part B: The Project Specification.  The Program will build the strategic capabilities of school leadership teams to:
• Build the skills needed to develop and implement strategies to improve student outcomes – student learning, student pathways and transitions, and student engagement and well being;  and
• Develop an increased capacity to develop and support a school performance culture oriented to continuous improvement and school effectiveness.

1.3 The Program must be accessible to school leadership teams across the government school sector including all of the nine DE&T Regions. However, schools from the Catholic and Independent sectors
should also be able to participate on a cost-recovery basis.

1.4 Detailed background information about the AGQTP DE&T’s strategic approach to professional learning and school effectiveness are provided in the Background Section of the Project Specification
which is Part B of this tender package.  All tenderers are advised to familiarise themselves with this Section and with the support documents referred to in Section 7 of the Project Specification.

1.5 The Service Provider is to design and deliver a professional learning program in response to this Project Specification that is consistent with DE&T’s Seven Principles of Highly Effective
Professional Learning.

1.6 The Program will cater for approximately ninety participants from between nine and fifteen Victorian government schools in 2006 (with options to extend for 2007, 2008 and 2009 – exercisable at
the sole discretion of DE&T).  The size of each leadership team will vary across the participating schools.

1.7 The Service Provider will be required to manage all administrative and organisational tasks associated with the development and delivery of the program.

1.8 The Service Provider will be required to conduct an evaluation of how the Program met its objectives.

1.9 The Service Provider will be required to sign a DE&T General Purpose Contract.  A draft of this contract is provided in Part C of this tender package. Tenderers are advised to examine the draft
Contract and the Introduction to Part C – Conditions of Contract.

Location: Tender Box Department of Education Basement West Wing 2 Treasury Place East Melbourne