Research Contract Reducing Reoffending

Research Contract Reducing Reoffending

Mapping of Current delivery landscape across custody and community.

Reference number: 2527-2-Reducing Reoffending-SE-RFP

Deadline date:31/08/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of Proposals

Contract value:£80,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England 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

Title Mapping of Current delivery landscape across custody and community: • What is available, • an analysis of effectiveness (- and the criteria used to judge effectiveness), • areas (geographical or provision) where there are clear gaps, and • an analysis of possible solutions to meet the NOMS and BIS aims and objectives. Background Although further work needs to be done to develop a robust evidence base and outcomes framework, there is emerging evidence to suggest that families can play a significant role in supporting an offender to make and sustain those changes which reduce re-offending. We also know that offenders’ families have complex needs and that there is often a high level of intergenerational offending. Supporting offender’s relationships with their families, including improving their parenting skills, can help reduce re-offending and can contribute to tackling intergenerational offending by addressing the poor outcomes faced by children of offenders The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) are jointly funding and taking to the market an initiative to develop approaches to parenting and relationship programmes for offenders. Aim and Objectives The aim of this initiative is to understand which programmes are most effective in supporting offenders’ relationships with their families, and ensuring that offenders and their families are able to access those most effective programmes in order to meet their specific needs, thereby reducing future re-offending. Through this work NOMS and BIS aim to ensure that commissioners working within the secure criminal justice system and interacting with criminal justice clients who can access community children’s services will be able to access guidance on: • the range of programmes available to support offenders’ relationships with their families; • how to assess which of those programmes are most effective for offenders families according to need in order to ensure access for offenders and their families to appropriate programmes at the right time in the offender journey. We seek to appoint a contractor to study and map the current delivery landscape in both custody and community. The contractor will prepare a report setting out: what is available; an analysis of effectiveness (and the criteria used to judge effectiveness); any areas (geographical or provision) where there are clear gaps; and an analysis of possible solutions to meet the NOMS and BIS aims and objectives and stated in full in the specifcation within the tender documents




Classification of the contract

75231200 Services related to the detention or rehabilitation of criminals

79315000 Social 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: 5 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Michael Adu

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

Address Procurement Directorate, , 2nd Floor Clive House, , 70 Petty France,, Victoria, London , SW1H 9HD

Telephone 03000474123

Extension number:


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 to both and stating: Company Name, Your Name, Contact email & Sourcing Reference Number: 2201-2-Reducing 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. The buyer will contact all providers whom have expressed an interest in the tender by email on 31st Oct outlining the next stage of the procurement process. 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