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Legal Support Services (Fitness to Practise)

We are seeking to procure legal support services for our Fitness to Practise Department, on a two-year contract from 1 May 2019.

This a restricted process. The stage 1 (expression of interest) notice is published at: 

Expressions of interest must be submitted electronically via (details in the attached document and via the published notice at the link above).

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We are currently seeking to appoint a research provider to analyse and report on the feedback received from the General Optical Council’s (GOC) ESR draft Education Standards and Learning Outcomes Public Consultation.

We hope to select a successful contractor by mid-February 2019 and for the work to be undertaken and completed by March 2019. The findings will form an important element of the ESR and will inform the final draft of the Education Standards and Learning Outcomes to be approved by the GOC’s Council. The deadline for bids is 5pm, Monday 4th February 2019.

Activity Deadline
ITT Publication 5 pm, Friday 11 Jan 2019
Deadline for bids 5 pm, Monday 4 February 2019
Interview selection process Approx. w/c Monday 18 February 2019
Project kick off with selected provider Approx. w/c Monday 4 March 2019
Draft Project Report Approx. Friday 22 March 2019
Final Deadline for Project Report Approx. Friday 29 March 2019


The Education Transition Manager for the ESR is Clement Akran. Tenders should be emailed to by 5pm, on Monday 4th February 2019. If you have any questions, contact Clement via email at

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