Reducing Reoffending Change Fund Evaluation
The Reducing Reoffending Change Fund has two key aims: 1. to provide offenders with substantial one-to-one support through evidence-based mentoring schemes.
UK-Edinburgh: Social research services
Section I: Contracting authority
Scottish Government Social Research
Floor 2WR, St. Andrews House, Regent Road
Contact point(s): Justice Analytical Services
For the attention of: Carole Edwards
EH1 3DG Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1312288250
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12803
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland
NUTS code UKM
Justice Analytical Services are seeking to commission an evaluation of the implementation and early outcomes of the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund projects.
The Reducing Reoffending Change Fund is one of three change funds created by the Scottish Government to help drive a decisive shift towards preventative spending. Investing in prevention is crucial to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of public services and to improve outcomes for both service users and their communities. In the case of reoffending, prevention means addressing the risk factors associated with recidivism, and we can do this to greatest effect by working collaboratively.
The Reducing Reoffending Change Fund has two key aims:
1. to provide offenders with substantial one-to-one support through evidence-based mentoring schemes; and
2. to promote strong, equal partnership working between third and public sector organisations.
Year 2-3 funding was allocated in March 2013, and at least 6.5million GBP will be distributed between April 2013 and March 2015.
The purpose of this evaluation is to examine how effective the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund Public Social Partnerships have been at delivering mentoring services to offenders and achieving early outcomes, and why.
The evaluators will conduct fieldwork and analysis across the six projects to evaluate the reducing reoffending change fund as a whole, with an emphasis on lessons for effective mentoring and throughcare, and on the effectiveness of the Public Social Partnership model. They will also be expected to support the PSP projects to collect appropriate and where possible consistent data and also support them to conduct robust project level self-evaluation.
Two reports will be published for this evaluation – one before the end of the Change Fund period, and a second examining the subsequent mainstreaming of Change Fund projects.
Those invited to tender for this work will be expected to propose appropriate methods to generate the data and analysis required.
The project will take place between July 2013 and September 2015.
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79315000, 73110000, 73300000, 73210000, 73200000
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 180 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See standard conditions of contract – http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Research/About/Social-Research/Guidance-for-Contractors/Standard-Conditions
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Expressions of Interest are now sought for this project. The form will be assessed and contractors short-listed on the basis of the following:
– Evidence of experience and skills in managing and conducting process and early outcome or realist evaluations
– Specific evidence of experience, knowledge and skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
– Evidence of conducting research with offenders and/or partnerships between the public and third sectors
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.4.2013