Support for Victims of Sexual Violence – Court Process Training Programme

Support for Victims of Sexual Violence – Court Process Training Programme

Please note that this is a grant, not a contract. 

Reference number:3917-2-Projects-N-RFI

Deadline date:12/08/2014

This deadline is for…Receipt of completed application forms by 12.00 noon on 12th August 2014.

Contract value:£60,000 – £60,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:EnglandThe Recipient will be required to make courses accessible to potential attendees across 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

Description of the contract: Please note that this is a grant, not a contract. The Government is committed to ensuring that every victim of sexual violence has access to appropriate support. Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) form part of a wider tapestry of support to victims of sexual violence. They are trained specialists who can provide pastoral care and advice to victims and witnesses. The Home Office provides funding for some 90 ISVAs based across England and Wales. They also fund some 13 Young Peoples’ Advocates (YPAs) who support young people particularly females at risk of suffering gang-related sexual violence and exploitation. They are based in London, Manchester and the West Midlands. There are also further ISVAs and YPAs who are being funded by Local Authorities, NHS England and Police and Crime Commissioners bringing the total to some 200 individuals nationally. In November 2013 the MoJ instigated an engagement process approaching Police and Crime Commissioners and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector for views on appropriate options for additional funding in 2014/15. As a result of that consultation it was agreed that developing the skills of ISVAs and YPAs to support victims at court would be desirable. The Ministry of Justice has therefore allocated funding to deliver training focused on improving ISVA and YPA knowledge of the court process and the support they are able to give victims when they are at court. Provision of training for these two groups (the ‘target groups’) is the subject of this grant. The Authority wishes to award a grant for the development of material and the design and delivery of a workshop focused on criminal court procedures and processes, and the provision of related administration. The workshop shall not exceed one day in duration and shall be delivered nationally to reach the target groups. It is expected that the grant will be awarded on 1st October 2014. The grant value will be in the range of UP TO £60,000. All training and invoicing should be completed by 31st March 2015. (There is a possibility that the Authority may require the Recipient to deliver limited training to some additional individuals but no details are currently available). While experience of court processes and procedures would be advantageous it is not essential. The grant will be awarded to the bidder offering optimum value for money i.e. we will set a minimum quality threshold above which the lowest price, compliant bid will win.



Classification of the contract

80522000Training seminars

80510000Specialist training services

80500000Training services

80000000Education and training 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:01/10/2014 – 31/03/2015

Who to contact

Contact nameBridghe Forde

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

AddressClive House, 70 Petty France, London, SW1H 9HD, SW1H 9HD


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How to apply

The Ministry of Justice will be running this process through its eSourcing Portal (Emptoris). The eSourcing Portal is an online application that allows all potential suppliers to create and submit their responses to any Requests for Information via the internet rather than in paper form. Please contact the buyer Bridghe Forde at stating: Company Name; Your Name; Contact email; Sourcing Reference Number: 3917-2-Projects-N-RFI. The buyer will then contact you with the registration process. All further correspondence must be submitted in writing via the Emptoris system and not directly to the buyer. The RFI documents for this event will be available on the Emptoris e-Sourcing portal. The last day for expressing an interest to the buyer is 12.00 noon on Monday 4 August 2014. The last date for submitting your bid is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 12 August 2014. The proposed timetable for this process will be provided in the RFI documents. If you would like to familiarise yourself with the Emptoris eSourcing system please view guidance at: