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Contract to deliver SVQ3 Museums and Galleries Practice

Skills for Success - Contract to deliver SVQ3 Museums and Galleries Practice

Museums Galleries Scotland is seeking a qualified and experienced person or organisation to deliver SVQ3 Museums and Galleries Practice to learners as part of the HLF Skills for the Future funded Skills for Success Programme.

Deadline for Submissions - 25 April 2018


Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for museums and galleries in Scotland. MGS also promotes the sector’s work to the Scottish Government, stakeholders and the public, and advocate the public value and contribution of museums and galleries to society.

We invite tenders from suitably experienced and qualified people and organisations to work with MGS and host museum staff to support the delivery of the SVQ3 Museums and Galleries Practice to learners across Scotland.

MGS have a history of delivering successful work based learning programmes.  We have recently received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our Skills for Success programme. Skills for Success will develop and address issues including a lack of diversity in the workforce; a lack of accessible entry and progression routes; the development of an accredited work based learning culture in museum sector organisations; and to tackle vital skills gaps.  There will be two strands, an entry level strand and a management strand.  Both strands will undertake 12 month placements while working towards SVQ3 Museums & Galleries Practice and learners will participate in other pre planned and tailored relevant training opportunities.

A contractor(s) is required to work with the Skills for Success Programme Manager, Skills Development Manager and the Business Services Manager to achieve the deliverables of this tender.  Working to the budget in this tender brief, the successful contractor will have specific responsibility for the following area of work:

  • Assessment and verification of 16 candidates undertaking the SVQ3 Museums and Galleries Practice from August 2018-September 2019.
  • Candidates will be based across Scotland which could include Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perthshire, Aberdeen, Cromarty, Orkney Islands, Selkirk, Dumfries, Blantyre, Paisley, South Ayrshire, Fife

Successful delivery of the SVQ3 Museums & Galleries Practice to 16 new entry learners within the designated time period.

Instructions for Tender

Full instructions for responding to this tender can be found in the Invitation to Tender document below.

Procurement Timetable

This is intended as a guide and whilst there is no intention to depart from it, MGS reserves the right to do so at any time.



Deadline for clarifications

18th April 18

Deadline for tenders

25th April 18

Notification of invitees for tender presentations

 w/c 30th April 18

Presentations at MGS offices for selected tenders

9th May 18

Notification of appointment decision

11th May 18

Inception meeting

Mid-late May 18


Invitation to Tender documentation

SVQ3 Delivery tender document (DOCX, 206KB)
Published 29 March 2018