Oak updates

2 November 2022

Bid to partner with Oak

Jonathan Dando

School Support Director


Our procurement has closed. You can find out more about the partners we will be working with in this blog.

Following our Prior Information Notice in September, we're pleased to confirm that our first round of open procurement launches today.

We're excited to be partnering with others to share the very best thinking that the sector has to offer, starting with £8 million of investment available to schools and education organisations who have brilliant curriculum materials ready to develop.

Since our launch in September we've been listening to helpful feedback on our plans, and we’ve made a number of changes to best support teachers.

We want to see teachers continue to draw on high-quality, optional resources from diverse organisations. A summary of our approach, and the changes we’re making, can be found in this short briefing:

Summary of our plans

Submit your bid for your organisation

If you are interested in partnering with us through the procurement, and you haven’t done so already, please register interest for your organisation on In-tend. This is our supplier e-tendering portal and registration is required to submit your bid. Instructions on how to do this below.

Now the procurement is open, to be fair to all, any questions or clarifications will need to be submitted through the In-tend platform.

Registering with In-tend

Once registered, you can download the full procurement documentation containing all the information you need to prepare your bid.

Please follow these steps to ensure you receive important information relating to the procurement process:

  • Register on In-tend here
  • Login and click Tenders > Current in the main menu
  • Click View Details
  • Click the Express Interest button on the bottom right
  • The page will reload. Click the Invitation to Tender tab. Further down this page you'll be able to view and download all the procurement documents.

Any tender-based questions or queries will need to be submitted through the In-tend platform. Click Messages and Correspondence.

If you have technical issues with the site, please contact the In-tend Support team at [email protected] or call 0845 557 8079.