The British Council is looking to Identify local partner(s) to deliver Cambridge English exams in specified areas, engaging with local schools and educational institutions, for the delivery. Examination delivery will be in the periods March-July, and November-December as a minimum. Five (5) separate locations are included in the tender. Bids will be accepted for any single, multiple, or all of the locations.

  • Utrecht 
  • Gelderland 
  • Amsterdam 
  • Rotterdam 
  • The Hague 

It is expected that the local partner manages the end-to-end relationship with candidates, feeder institutions, examiners, venues, test day personnel, manage the registration systems and processes, deliver the tests in compliance with Cambridge and British Council standards.

The partner will be paid a commission equalling 30% of the candidate test fee, per candidate. Note details in Points 2 to 4 in regard to both parties' responsibilities. The Sub-centres duties and responsibilities, as listed below, will be fully funded by the partner (except where otherwise indicated).


  • Administrative educational services - 75121000
  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract United Kingdom

Published date 23 October 2020

Closing date 30 November 2020

Closing time 10am

Contract type Service contract

Procedure type Open procedure (OJEU) 

Contract is suitable for SMEs? Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs? No

Bidders will be required to register on British Council`s e-Tendering portal In-Tend hosted at in order to take part in the tender process. Bidders must log-in to the website where they can view the project and access the bidders pack and submit their return. Bidders will also be required to demonstrate their capability and `means of proof` will be required. These conditions are outlined in the ITT.