Invitation to Quote

Invitation to Quote for exclusive rights to publish College Endorsed Manuals for the National Police Promotions Framework Step Two Legal Examinations (Sergeant and Inspector) and the National Investigators’ Examination

This opportunity was published via Contracts Finder on 3rd May 2016.

The College is inviting quotations from publishers on the terms set out in this Invitation to Quote (the “ITQ”). 
The College requires the Successful Bidder to publish, promote, sell and distribute manuals covering content from the College’s Syllabi for (a) the National Police Promotions Framework Step Two Legal Examinations (Sergeant and Inspector) and (b) the National Investigators’ Examination (the “Manuals”). Subject to meeting specific requirements as set out in the ITQ, the College will grant the Successful Bidder exclusive rights to use the College’s recommendation and relevant logos for the purpose of publishing the Manuals (the “Endorsement”). 

Bidders are asked to submit a quote for Royalties payable to the College in respect of the Endorsement.

The National Police Promotions Framework (“NPPF”) Step Two examinations are held on an annual basis.  Approximately 3,500 candidates enter the Sergeants’ examination, and approximately 2,000 candidates enter the Inspectors’ examination each year.

The National Investigators’ Examination (“NIE”) is held on a quarterly basis.  Approximately 3,000 qualifying candidates enter the examination each year.

The Manuals effectively define the Body of Knowledge in Policing (“BoKP”) candidates sitting the relevant examinations are assessed against. 

The NPPF Syllabus covers four distinct areas, and may require a multi-volume set of Manuals (whether or not accompanied by companion workbooks):-

  1. Crime
  2. Evidence & Procedure
  3. Road Policing
  4. General Police Duties

The NIE Syllabus covers six distinct areas, and may require a multi-volume set of Manuals (whether or not accompanied by companion workbooks):-

  1. Evidence;
  2. Property Offences;   
  3. Assaults, Drugs, Firearms and Gun Crime;   
  4. Sexual Offences;   
  5. Offences in Immigration Enforcement and Asylum;   
  6. Offences in Customs and Excise Management and Serious Organised Crime

It is anticipated that the contract will commence 1st September 2016 or as soon as possible after that date for a period of three (3) years with the possibility to extend for a period of two (2) years.
It is important that test developers and candidates use the same reference materials.  The ability to reference each question in the examination is vital for auditing purposes and is a key principle underlying robust psychometric test design as this ensures that the question is technically accurate and answerable within the examination syllabus.

Your quotation must be completed and must be submitted by First Class Post to the College of Policing, F.A.O. Helen Slimmon, Selection & Assessment Unit, Central House, Beckwith Knowle, Otley Road, Harrogate, HG3 1UF, no later than Tuesday 31 May 2016 at 12:00.
You must include a cover letter, and mark each page of your submission with the ITQ reference nr ITQ/S0174/[your company name].
Quotations received after this date and time may not be considered.

All enquiries, questions or requests for clarification by Bidders should be submitted the following email address: sales@college.pnn.police.uk
The subject line should include the ITQ reference ITQ/S0174/[your company name]. 

All other enquires and questions should be addressed to Ms Sue Clay, Business Co-ordinator CAA, who can also be contacted via sales@college.pnn.police.uk.
The subject line of all communications should include the ITQ reference ITQ/S0174/[your company name].

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