ENQA opens call for tender for the external review of ENQA agency reviews

ENQA is pleased to launch a call for a coordinator to conduct an external review of the ENQA agency reviews.

One of the core services offered by ENQA is external reviews of quality assurance agencies. An external review against the ESG is a prerequisite for an applicant agency to apply for or renew its membership of ENQA. It is also a requirement for agencies wishing to apply for registration in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).

As part of its own quality assurance cycle, ENQA is preparing for an external review of the agency review process and is seeking an external body to coordinate this. This Call for Tender is open to quality assurance experts and organisations who can conduct this external review independently and accurately, according to the requirements set out in the call.

The purpose of the external review is to evaluate the various activities and procedures of the ENQA Agency Reviews with the intention to support the improvement of its usefulness and fitness-for-purpose. In order to do so, the review process and its final report should assess, on the one hand, how the principles outlined in the standards of ESG Parts 2 and 3 for quality assurance agencies are reflected in the reviews of agencies (while adapting them to the context and work of ENQA) and, on the other hand, how far the ENQA Agency Reviews contribute to the improvement of quality assurance agencies and allow for innovative approaches to quality assurance processes.

Full details of the scope and process of the review, eligibility criteria for the coordinator, and requirements to submit a bid are set out in the call document.

The tender must be submitted to the ENQA External Review Steering Committee by email to secretariat@enqa.eu.

The deadline for submission is 10 November at 17.00 CET.

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