Grant Competition for Homicide Service in England and Wales

Ministry of Justice: This Notice launches the competition for the provision of Homicide Service in England and Wales. 

Contract summary

Industry

  • Counselling services – 85312320

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Wales

Value of contract

£5.5m – £6.8m

Published date

21 September 2018

Closing date

06 November 2018

Contract start date

01 April 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

This Notice launches the competition for the provision of Homicide Service in England and Wales. The requirement is for an initial two year period with the option to extend for up to a further two year period. This single grant will be to provide for homicide support for those bereaved by murder and manslaughter in England and Wales. Current funding provision by the MoJ has involved separate funding and support arrangements for bereavement prior to and post 2010. The new single grant award will have one set of funding which will be inclusive of those bereaved both pre and post 2010. The services provided will include:

– Caseworker Support
– Peer Support
– Advocacy
– Specialist Therapy
– Online Digital Platform for Peer-to-Peer Support

The award criteria will be based in the best value for money. Potential providers will be bidding for a single service covering England and Wales and the grant will be awarded to a single or lead organisation or consortia. Variant bids will not be permitted.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Iris Gray

Address

102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
England

Telephone

07834 557480

Email

iris.gray@justice.gov.uk

 

Other information

Attachments

1. TYPE OF PROCEDURE:

The service required will be funded by award of a grant and is subject to Cabinet Office Best Practice Guidelines. The Authority is not obliged to comply with the full requirements of the Public Contract Regulations but the Authority will conduct a process similar to the competitive procedure and will comply with its obligations of equal treatment, transparency, non-discrimination and proportionality at all times during the competition.

2. OBJECTIVE CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES:

All bids will be evaluated, however, where bidders do not meet the minimum criteria identified within the bid documents, they will be excluded from the competition.

3. ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT
Economic and financial assessment will form part of the evaluation process. Should the criteria not be met, the Authority will exclude Potential Providers from the process. Further details of the Authority’s approach are set out in the bid documents.

4. REGISTRATION
The Authority will be performing events through its e-Sourcing portal known as Bravo. All bidders should follow the instructions below to express an interest in this tender:

a) Login to the portal (https://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html?_ncp=1447947138859.221314-1) with the username and password
b) Click the “PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers” link
c) Click on the relevant ITT to access the content using the following:

Project Code – prj_2752
ITT Code – ITT_2170

d) Click the “Express Interest” button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your “My PQQs / My ITTs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
e) You can now access any attachments by clicking “Buyer Attachments” in the “PQQ/ITT Details” box

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

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