Research Contract Prison Democratic Therapeutic Communities

Research Contract Prison Democratic Therapeutic Communities

Contract value:£30,000 – £40,000. Feasibility Study to Develop a Robust Outcome Evaluation of Prison Democratic Therapeutic Communities.

Reference number: 2942-2-Professional Services-N-RFP

Deadline date:16/01/2013

This deadline is for… The receipt of proposals within the Ministry of Justice eSourcing Portal (Emptoris)

Contract value:£30,000 – £40,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement – CMT N


Description of the contract

An external research agency is required to set out the requirement for a feasibility study to develop a robust outcome evaluation of prison Democratic Therapeutic Communities (DTCs). The aim of this research is to establish whether the difficulties of setting up an experimental or quasi-experimental study on the effectiveness of DTCs on reducing reoffending and improving psychological health can be practically overcome. This is a further competition against Science and Research Group (SRG) Methods and Topics Based Framework Agreement, whose procurement was completed by the Home Office and is not open to others. The mini competition will be against the Methods and Topics Lots.


Classification of the contract

73110000 Research services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

Framework agreement details: contract being called off a framework agreement

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 21/01/2013 – 31/03/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Andrew Smith

Organisation name Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement – CMT N

Address Units 8 & 9, Fryersway , Ossett , Wakefield , West Yorkshire , WF5 9TJ

Telephone 01924 205700

Extension number: 5709

Fax 5702

Web address


How to apply

In accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the text of this Invitation to Quote will be made publically available, subject to any redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. However this is a further competition against the Home Office, Science and Research Group (SRG), Methods and Topics Based Framework Agreement and those suppliers who feature on the Topics – Sub – Lot T (D4): Re – Offending are permitted to tender. Tenders submitted by any parties not having been informally invited to tender will not be accepted as part of this procurement.

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