Department for Education National Education Nature Park and Climate Leaders Award

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Contract (Services)
2 year
18 May 2022
01 Aug 2022 to 31 Jul 2024
22 Jun 2022 12:00




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The National Education Nature Park and Climate Leaders Award was announced by the Secretary of State at COP26. •The Park will act as a digital hub where early years practitioners, teachers, children, and young people can find learning resources and ideas for nature-based activities. •The Climate Leaders Award will act as an ‘umbrella’ for all the many excellent existing awards and activities that stakeholders currently provide. In doing so, it will help increase participation in nature-based activities and celebrate and recognise the enormous effort that so many education providers and children and young people put into improving their local environment. •The Award will encourage participation in nature-based activities and children and young people will learn about the use of innovative biodiversity mapping, which will provide a new insight into the current bio-diversity baseline of the education estate and enable progress to be tracked.

Total Quantity or Scope

The Department is looking for a successful lead provider, or consortia, to successfully deliver the following key areas of activity: A prestigious National Education Nature Park that will drive and increase in engagement with nature for all children and young people whilst also developing their scientific, analytical and biodiversity skills for future studies and careers alongside driving an improvement in the biodiversity of the education estate. It will have an engaging digital presence that will inspire children, young people and teachers to participate with the range of activities it has developed and curated from various stakeholders. It will have a credible, high profile and prestigious presence amongst education and children’s services providers and biodiversity stakeholders. Over time, it will become the main portal through which the education system looks for advice, guidance and learning resources on this important issue and on climate change more broadly. It will be important that the successful provider has a lead public facing figure for the programme. A well-respected Climate Leaders Award recognised by employers and further and higher education providers that will increase and recognise the efforts of young people in improving the biodiversity of the education estate and their communities, as well as helping to develop their analytical, scientific, biodiversity and sustainable technology skills through a structured, accredited programme of activity in conjunction with the development of the Nature Park. Alongside the two main programme initiatives listed above, the successful provider and/or consortia, will also be required to: Develop climate education resources for each of the key stages, from early years through to further education. Resources to either be produced from new and/or quality assuring existing materials. Resources to then be made available and accessible to educational institutions on a Nature Park online hub, at least in the short-term (note: a medium to longer term online presence may be considered and the Department will work collaboratively with the successful provider as and when more strategic decisions are made on material hosting). Be able to administer grants on behalf of the Department to support participation and engagement in the Nature Park – activity is subject to the Department securing additional funding. The costing matrix template asks bidding organisations to define the percentage management fee charge which the provider (or sub-contractor within their consortia) would charge should such funding grants be made available. All grant funding will need to be managed and assured in line with government requirements which would be clearly outlined by the Department.

Renewal Options

Option to extend by increments of 1 year with a maximum of 3 years

CPV Codes

  • 80000000 - Education and training services
  • 80100000 - Primary education services
  • 80110000 - Pre-school education services
  • 80200000 - Secondary education services
  • 80300000 - Higher education services
  • 80310000 - Youth education services


  • Bids should cover the whole contract.
  • Renewals are available.
  • Performance considerations apply.
  • Award on basis of price and quality.

Other Information

Procurement will be run via the the Department for Education Jaggaer e-procurement portal