Support for Victims of Sexual Violence – Court Process Training Programme
Please note that this is a grant, not a contract.
This deadline is for…Receipt of completed application forms by 12.00 noon on 12th August 2014.
Contract value:£60,000 – £60,000
Location where the contract is to be carried out:EnglandThe Recipient will be required to make courses accessible to potential attendees across England and Wales.
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes
Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes
Name of the buying organisation:Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement – CMT L&SE
Description of the contract
Description of the contract: Please note that this is a grant, not a contract. The Government is committed to ensuring that every victim of sexual violence has access to appropriate support. Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) form part of a wider tapestry of support to victims of sexual violence. They are trained specialists who can provide pastoral care and advice to victims and witnesses. The Home Office provides funding for some 90 ISVAs based across England and Wales. They also fund some 13 Young Peoples’ Advocates (YPAs) who support young people particularly females at risk of suffering gang-related sexual violence and exploitation. They are based in London, Manchester and the West Midlands. There are also further ISVAs and YPAs who are being funded by Local Authorities, NHS England and Police and Crime Commissioners bringing the total to some 200 individuals nationally. In November 2013 the MoJ instigated an engagement process approaching Police and Crime Commissioners and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector for views on appropriate options for additional funding in 2014/15. As a result of that consultation it was agreed that developing the skills of ISVAs and YPAs to support victims at court would be desirable. The Ministry of Justice has therefore allocated funding to deliver training focused on improving ISVA and YPA knowledge of the court process and the support they are able to give victims when they are at court. Provision of training for these two groups (the ‘target groups’) is the subject of this grant. The Authority wishes to award a grant for the development of material and the design and delivery of a workshop focused on criminal court procedures and processes, and the provision of related administration. The workshop shall not exceed one day in duration and shall be delivered nationally to reach the target groups. It is expected that the grant will be awarded on 1st October 2014. The grant value will be in the range of UP TO £60,000. All training and invoicing should be completed by 31st March 2015. (There is a possibility that the Authority may require the Recipient to deliver limited training to some additional individuals but no details are currently available). While experience of court processes and procedures would be advantageous it is not essential. The grant will be awarded to the bidder offering optimum value for money i.e. we will set a minimum quality threshold above which the lowest price, compliant bid will win.
Classification of the contract
80510000Specialist training services
80000000Education and training services
Contract type:Services – Unspecified
Is it a framework agreement?No
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:01/10/2014 – 31/03/2015
Who to contact
Contact nameBridghe Forde
Organisation nameMinistry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement – CMT L&SE
AddressClive House, 70 Petty France, London, SW1H 9HD, SW1H 9HD