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Quality approaches for assuring the quality of training and services provision


The aim of this invitation to tender is to commission two studies, presented in one Lot each.

The first study (Lot 1) aims at investigating the skill needs within the Social care sector, how they can be better addressed through training and what the role of quality assurance in preparing the working force could be to better serve its end users, the vulnerable groups. The study is based on the skill gaps approach; it should cover the whole sector and focus on the service providers.

The second study (Lot 2) aims at analysing the different approaches on accreditation of VET-providers in 6 to 8 Member States and 4 to 6 sectors in view of defining their common elements and differences so as to propose a set of guidelines and criteria for accreditation in view of establishing national/regional/sectoral frameworks and of helping VET-providers who wish to apply for accreditation.

This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Communities 2008/S 160-215938 of 20.08.2008.

Deadline of submitting tenders: 06.10.2008 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders).

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Contract award notice

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Clarifications 2

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Clarifications 1

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Annex F - Cedefop style manual

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Annex B - Draft contract

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Annex A - Contract notice

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Tender documents

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Call details


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