Grant Support and Co-ordination for Those Bereaved by Homicide

Grant Support and Co-ordination for Those Bereaved by Homicide

The funding level of UP TO £7,125,000 stated above would be reviewed in these circumstances. The grant value will be up to £2.75 million per annum (with up to an additional £100,000 funding from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the support described below).

Grant for Coordination and Delivery of Support to Those Bereaved by Homicide

Reference number: 3688-2-Projects-National-RFI

Deadline date:04/04/2014

This deadline is for… The deadline for return of completed bids is 12.00 noon on 04 April 2014.

Contract value:£7,125,000 – £7,125,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England The services will be required 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

The revised Code of Practice for Victims of Crime which came into force in December 2013 states that victims of serious crime, including family members bereaved by homicide, are entitled to enhanced levels of support. The present Homicide Service is currently supporting around 2,400 individuals. In the years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 a total of over 4,200 individual victims received support and assistance through the existing grant provision which will conclude on 30 September 2014. The national Homicide Service is required to coordinate and deliver support to those bereaved by murder and manslaughter. Whilst this does not extend to support for those bereaved by road traffic crime, which is provided by other MoJ funded arrangements, the MoJ may look to work with the successful bidder and with other organisations currently funded by MoJ or, in future, by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), to identify future opportunities for support from this service, including coordinated support provision with other organisations where these emerge. The funding level of UP TO £7,125,000 stated above would be reviewed in these circumstances. The grant value will be up to £2.75 million per annum (with up to an additional £100,000 funding from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the support described below). It is envisaged that the new grant will be for an initial period from 1 October 2014 to 31 March 2017 with a potential option to extend for up to another two years. The grant funding will be awarded to a single entity or a prime contractor with sub-contractors or a consortium with a lead member to support bereaved families referred by police, or by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in cases of bereavement abroad but where the support is needed and appropriately delivered in England and Wales. They will be required to coordinate and deliver: • Needs assessment; • Practical and emotional support; • Specialist and peer support and counselling; • Legal advice on civil and administrative procedures following the bereavement. The funding available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office referred to above will be for additional support required because the homicide has occurred abroad. This will include support for: • assistance with repatriation of body and belongings; • assistance with travelling to the crime scene for family; • liaison with overseas embassies; • assistance with interpreters; • obtaining death certificates; • media handling; • arranging religious ceremonies; • organ donation or disposal. Please note that a ‘Meet the Market’ event was held on the 14th February. The details of this have also been provided on the Contracts Finder website.



Classification of the contract

79140000 Legal advisory and information services

85312300 Guidance and counselling services

85312000 Social work services without accommodation

85310000 Social work services

85300000 Social work and related 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: 01/10/2014 – 31/03/2017


Who to contact

Contact name Bridghe Forde

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

Address , SW1H 9HD


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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 via the internet rather than in paper form. Please contact the buyer Bridghe Forde at stating: Company Name; Your Name; Contact email; Sourcing Reference Number: 3688-2-Projects-National-RFI. The buyer will then contact you with the registration process. All further correspondence must be submitted vis the Emptoris system and not directly to the buyer. The RFI documents for this event will be available on the Emptoris e-Sourcing portal. The last day for expressing an interest to the buyer is 31 March 2014. The proposed timetable for this process will be provided in the Instructions for Bidding document. If you would like to familiarise yourself with the Emptoris eSourcing system please view guidance at: