Education Agents

ATU wishes to establish a panel of Education Agents to support the recruitment of non-EU students across all campuses.

All applicants who provide the information in the Qualification Questionnaire, who clearly demonstrate they operate within this service area will be considered for admittance to the panel.

The panel will be available to facilitate the recruitment of international students on behalf of ATU by International Recruitment Agents/Consultants initially for the 2020/2021 academic year and for the duration of the panel (maximum of five years but not guaranteed).



ATU now wishes to appoint qualified and competent service providers to the following eighteen (18) territories:

  1. India

  2. Pakistan

  3. Nigeria

  4. ASEAN Countries

  5. The Americas (North & South)

  6. Malaysia

  7. Gulf Cooperation Countries

  8. Kenya

  9. Vietnam

  10. South Africa

  11. Mexico

  12. Zimbabwe

  13. Indonesia

  14. Thailand

  15. Hong Kong

  16. Peoples Republic of China

  17. Ghana

  18. Rest of World (RoW)

Candidates can join one or more territories, provided they meet the qualification criteria and can demonstrate capacity to conduct effective promotional and recruitment campaigns in the named territories, which is required by successful panel members.

Please note that this is an indicative list of territories, and it is the intention of ATU to expand the network of territories in the future.

The purpose of the Open Agent Panel is to enable the pre-qualification of suitable parties on a continuous basis over the next five years for each of the territories identified. The Open Panel is a mechanism for parties interested in being considered for the relevant work to qualify for consideration.

The Panel will operate with an initial closing date; however, candidates are free to apply for consideration at any time thereafter. The purpose of the initial closing date is to provide The Contracting Authority with the maximum number of applications for consideration in an efficient timescale.

The Panel combines three stages from qualification to the award of contract, and will operate for a period of five (5) years with an option to terminate at any time prior to the expiry of the closing date.



Stage I – Qualification

Interested parties are invited to complete the Qualification Questionnaire. While this Panel will remain open for applications for the entire duration of five (5) years, candidates wishing to be considered for requirements arising in the near future must respond by the specified deadline (which is set as an initial deadline).

Responses to the Questionnaire will be assessed in accordance with the selection criteria and minimum rules summarised in Appendix 1 of this document, which is on the basis of the pass/fail criteria set out in the questionnaire. The criteria are aimed at establishing the technical and professional abilities of candidates. It is emphasised that admission to the Panel will be contingent upon attaining a ‘pass’ score under each criterion.

All those who qualify will be admitted to the Panel. This is not a guarantee of any contract being awarded.

Stage II – Tender Stage 

As and when requirements arise, The Contracting Authority will enter into a tender process and discussions with all appropriate providers in the relevant territories and may enter into agreements with one or more providers for each territory.

Stage III – Contract Award Stage

A formal agreement will be put in place which will cover the scope of services, obligations on the service provider and fees.



Generally, within 20 days of application receipt, unless the volume of applications is such as to make this commitment impossible to comply with – in such instances candidates will be notified that a response will be provided within 30 days.



The panel will remain open for applications being received for a period up to five years from the date of issue of the Qualification Questionnaire.



Please complete the Qualification Questionnaire (PDF, 660KB). 

All applications must be submitted electronically via this webpage.

All applications submitted must be compiled such that they can be read immediately using PDF readers.

In order to submit your application please note that you must click the “Submit” button at the end of the Questionnaire. Then select your default email account and send by email to

Please note the questionnaire will automatically attach to your email once you follow this process. Please do not send the questionnaire in a separate email to ATU, you must send it via the “Submit” button.

After submitting, you cannot modify your application.


Please read the instructions found here before completing and submitting the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.



Applications will be evaluated strictly on their merit in accordance with the published selection criteria and minimum rules specified in the Qualification Questionnaire.

Further Information

Requests for additional information and clarification on any matters relating to the Agent Qualification Questionnaire must be made to directly to Mr. John Joe O’Farrell at the GMIT International Office (

Queries should be in question format and headed ‘Query: Education re Education Agent’s Panel’.