Research Studies on Police Ethics

Research Studies on Police Ethics

Review recent reports that have raised police integrity as an issue; ? explore the introduction of a new code of ethics for the police service; ? seek out opportunities to raise ethical standards through leadership and operational training.

Reference number: RM2213

Deadline date:28/06/2013

This deadline is for… Tender Submissions

Contract value:£0 – £1

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

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: Government Procurement Service


Description of the contract

1.1 Following a number of high profile cases which have brought into question the integrity of the police in England and Wales (e.g. Hillsborough Independent Panel and Leveson Inquiry), the newly established College of Policing is looking to take action to raise standards of ethical behaviour across the police service. As part of a broad programme of activity, the College will take early steps to: ? review recent reports that have raised police integrity as an issue; ? explore the introduction of a new code of ethics for the police service; ? seek out opportunities to raise ethical standards through leadership and operational training; ? work with others to ensure the vetting process is more effective at identifying and screening out risks; and ? improve transparency and external oversight. 1.2 As one of the College’s objectives is to identify evidence of ‘what works’ in policing and share best practice, it would like to adopt an evidence based approach to the development of these early steps and the broader programme of work. 1.3 In support of College’s work programme on ethics and integrity, the College would like to commission work on the following research studies: ? A rapid evidence assessment to identify and review research literature on what interventions, processes and levers might be effective in preventing wrongdoing in organisations. ? Primary qualitative research to explore the role of leadership in promoting ethical police behaviour. ? Primary qualitative research to identify factors that may have contributed to acts of wrongdoing at senior levels within the police service. 1.4 Potential Providers may bid for one or more studies in the commission based on their capacity and areas of expertise. Tenderers based outside the UK are also encouraged to submit bids. Please see attached documents for full description.


Classification of the contract

79310000 Market 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: 15/07/2013 – 16/07/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Daniel Thomas

Organisation name Government Procurement Service

Address Room 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8QQ

Telephone 01633 811600

Extension number:


How to apply

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