IRIS Domestic Violence Contract

IRIS Domestic Violence Contract

QUOTATION FOR The provision of IRIS (identification and referral to improve safety) – a specialist domestic violence and abuse service within NHS General Practices in Southampton. Reference number: EC09/01/IRIS

Deadline date: 09/03/2012

This deadline is for… Request to participate

Contract value: £50,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Southampton

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: Procurement Services


Description of the contract

Southampton City Council (SCC) and NHS Southampton invite quotations for the provision of a specialist domestic violence abuse (DVA) service within the 38 NHS General Practices (GP’s) in Southampton. The service to be delivered is modelled on the nationally recognised IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve safety) project. The service will deliver DVA training and support and a referral programme to primary care staff in GP surgeries. It is a targeted intervention for female patients aged 16 and above experiencing current or former DVA from a partner, ex-partner or adult family member . The national IRIS project team have developed and designed a package of templates for all areas of the project which can be utilised by the provider of the service locally. The key aims of the service are to improve the safety of patients and their families exposed to DVA in Southampton through direct advocacy, support and signposting services, contributing to reducing repeat victimisation, to increase awareness and knowledge of DVA issues and of pathways to help for those affected within GP’s, to encourage disclosures and referrals made via GP’s. Whilst every effort has been made to consider the full scope of the requirement the Contracting Authority does not guarantee the volume of goods/service/works required resulting from this quotation or that it will accept any quotation on completion of the quotation exercise.




Classification of the contract

85323000 Community health 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: Lowest price

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Sarah Lawrence

Address , SO147FP


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How to apply

Organisations wishing to submit a quotation should apply in writing to Sarah Lawrence, Development Officer, Street Scene and Community Safety by no later than Friday 9th March 2012. Applicants will be required to send all necessary quotation documents, which must be returned no later than Friday 23rd March 2012 to the above email address. Documents will be dispatched to all applicants within 6 (six) working days of receipt of the request to participate. The contracting authority undertake to use reasonable endeavours to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the contracting authority’s obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The contracting authority will then consider the sensitivity statement before replying to any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For further information or any queries on the requirements, please contact Sarah Lawrence, Development Officer, Street Scene and Community Safety email, Telephone 023 8083 2468.