Overview of the British Council
1.1 The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
1.2 We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body
1.3 The British Council employs over 10,500 staff worldwide. It has its headquarters in the UK, with offices in London, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh. Further information can be viewed at www.britishcouncil.org.
Introduction and Background to the Project / Programme
2.1 British Council is currently an examination centre provider worldwide. We deliver 100% computer delivered testing for the in the UK and Ireland since 2016. This Request for Proposal [RFP] is to invite suppliers to bid for the provision of exam venues for the sessions in December 2019, March, June 2020.