Grant for Prison Radio Writing Competition

Grant for Prison Radio Writing Competition

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) has funding to award a grant to deliver an arts and education project for offenders.

Grant for the Provision of a Prison Radio Writing Competition

Reference number: 2900-2-Reducing Reoffending-SE-RFP

Deadline date:21/01/2013

This deadline is for… Requests for Proposal (RFP)

Contract value:£130,000 – £130,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom England and Wales only

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

1. Overall Aim 1.1 The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) has funding to award a grant to deliver an arts and education project for offenders. The aim is to encourage hard-to-reach offenders to engage with education and arts opportunities in prison, to introduce new and innovative organisations to prisons and to investigate how to create a support network to help them improve the services they offer. 1.2 The preferred mechanism for exploring these issues is to run a national writing competition for prisoners, with the best entries, master classes and work in progress broadcast on National Prison Radio and accessible via the Virtual Campus 2. Services to Be Provided 2.1 The project scope encompasses: • Exploring how to support arts projects already running in prisons • Introducing new arts organisations into prisons • Providing a support network for arts organisations to improve their service to offenders • Exploring how to encourage hard-to-reach offenders to engage with arts and education • Developing a model of best practice • Establishing a writing competition as a means to explore and validate the above • Overseeing the sifting, judging and awarding of the competition • Delivering at least 1 writing workshop in 25 prisons (preferably those that aren’t already well-served by arts organisations) in a variety of genres including poetry, drama and short stories. • Creating content for NPR and Virtual Campus from the work in progress of prisoners entering the competition and taking part in master-classes as well as the finished pieces of writing. 2.2 The project timescale runs from January 1st 2013 – March 31st 2014. Project start-up (identifying an appropriate organisation to run the project and appoint a manager) will run from January 1st 2013 – March 31st 2013. The main project will run from April 1st 2013 – March 31st 2014, including the completion of the competition and reporting to NOMS on lessons learned. 2.3 The project funding will be a grant of £130,000.00 of which £11,000.00 will be available for Q4 (January – March 2013) with the remainder spread over the financial year 2013/14. The payment schedule will be quarterly in advance. 2.4 The project manager will be expected to meet with NOMS representatives on a regular end of quarter basis to report on progress and expenditure. 3. Qualifications and Experience Additional information What the notice is for: Prison Services Is this contract a framework agreement or part of one? No Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes The contract will be awarded based on the ”Most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the contract documents” Length of contract: Fifteen (15) months



Classification of the contract

75231200 Services related to the detention or rehabilitation of criminals

64228200 Radio broadcast transmission services


Additional information

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: 15 Months


Who to contact

Contact name David Price & Michael Adu

Organisation name Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement – CMT L&SE

Address , SW1H 9HD

Telephone 03000475123

Extension number:


How to apply

How to apply The Ministry of Justice will be running this process through its eSourcing Portal. The eSourcing Portal is an online application that allows all potential suppliers to create and submit their responses to any Requests for Information, Requests for Quotes, or Requests for Proposals via the internet rather than in paper form (where they have been invited to respond). The eSourcing Portal will also be used by the Ministry of Justice to run Reverse Auctions. If you are not registered on the eSourcing Portal please send an email to the relevant buyer as stated in the notice/advert or to & stating: Company Name, Your Name, Contact email & Sourcing Reference Number: 2900-2Reducing Reoffending-SE-RFP The buyer will then contact you with the registration process. If you are already registered on the eSourcing Portal, please contact the relevant Buyer expressing your interest in the sourcing event. Prospective Providers (new and currently registered on the MoJ esourcing portal) MUST ensure they update their organisation profile on the portal, specifically providing the requested information within the Fields titled: Main, Additional Information and Pre-Qualification Questions. Only those interested organisations with updated profile information will be invited to participate in this tender event. Transparency: HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts with a value exceeding £10,000 over the life of the contract are published online ( for the general public. The resulting contract shall also be published. The Ministry of Justice may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interests or on prescribed grounds. Therefore, bidders who wish information not to be published if successful should secure agreement with the Ministry of Justice prior to submission. Only documentation relating to awarded contracts will be published. Key commercial interests would be trade secrets and commercial interests which would be prejudiced by publication, following the tests in section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The prescribed grounds for redaction are: (a) national security; (b) personal data; (c) information protected by intellectual property law; (d) information which it is not in the public interest to disclose (following the tests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000) (e) third party confidential information; (f) IT security; or (g) prevention of fraud.