Research and Analysis for the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody

Research and Analysis for the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody

The overall aim of the research and analysis plan is to assist the Panel in developing evidence based recommendations to Ministers and head of key agencies to improve the safety of custodial settings and reduce deaths.

Programme of Research and Analysis to support the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody

Reference number: 3061-2-Professional Services-N-RFP

Deadline date:19/03/2013

This deadline is for… The receipt of proposals within the Ministry of Justice eSourcing Portal (Emptoris)

Contract value:£100,000 – £140,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody 4.16 Clive House 70 Petty France London SW1H 9EX

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement (Team based in Wakefield)

 

Description of the contract

The overall aim of the research and analysis plan is to assist the Panel in developing evidence based recommendations to Ministers and head of key agencies to improve the safety of custodial settings and reduce deaths. They also ensure that key lessons are shared amongst organisations. The contractor will need to demonstrate that they understand how the overall plan would be delivered within the time and budget available as well as providing more detailed plans for delivery of two pieces of work: (i) the systematic review of the role of mental illness in deaths in custody and (ii) developing a methodology for evaluating the impact of the Panel’s information sharing statement. Potential contractors must detail how they would deliver the whole research plan. This should include the methods that they propose to deliver the requirement, with justification for the approach/approaches suggested, and identification of key stakeholders. An indication of the suggested methodology is outlined within the attached specification; this is not exhaustive and potential contractors are welcome to suggest alternative methodologies to deliver the requirement. It is suggested that the research and analysis is conducted primarily using qualitative techniques. The statistical analysis will make use of data sets provided by the Secretariat, although the contractor will advise on the requirements for these data sets to enable standardisation. Potential contractors must specify: ? How they will assess the quality of the evidence they collect and how they will apply appropriate caveats when drawing conclusions from less robust evidence. ? How they will analyse the data collected and identify emerging themes and draw conclusions.

 

Classification of the contract

73110000 Research 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: 15/04/2013 – 31/03/2015

 

Who to contact

Contact name Andrew Smith

Organisation name Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement

Address Units 8 & 9, Fryersway , Ossett , Wakefield , West Yorkshire , WF5 9TJ

Telephone 01924 205700

Extension number: 5709

Fax 5702

Web address www.justice.gov

 

How to apply

In accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the text of this Invitation to Quote will be made publically availble, subject to any redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. This opportunity is not being conducted against any particular Framework and interested organisation should contact the Wakefield Procurement Team (contact details below). The Ministry of Justice, will be sourcing the opportunity via its eSourcing Portal, Emptoris. You will be required to be an approved supplier on the portal, before you can be added to the event. Therefore in order to take part, please e-mail the procurement unit via the e-mail address provided below.