Training on Forced Marriage

Training on Forced Marriage

Forced Marriage etc (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011 – Practitioner Training.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Government Equality Unit

Gender & LGBT Equality & Violence Against Women Team, 3 H South Victoria Quay,

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Bruce Sutherland

+44 1312447097

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Scottish Government Equality Unit

Gender & LGBT Equality & Violence Against Women Team, 3H South Victoria Quay,

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Bruce Sutherland

+44 1312447097

bruce.sutherland@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Scottish Government Equality Unit

Gender & LGBT Equality & Violence Against Women Team, 3 H South Victoria Quay,

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Bruce Sutherland

+44 1312447097

Bruce.sutherland@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Forced Marriage etc (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011 – Practitioner Training

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Scottish Government Gender Equality, LGBT & Violence Against Women Team wishes to procure a package of training to be delivered to relevant persons and bodies in Scotland who:

– Exercise public functions to protect adults at risk from abuse

– Exercise public functions for protecting and promoting the welfare of children and for protecting them from abuse.

– Statutory bodies including Health Services Police, Local Authorities, legal professionals in private practice, law centres, local authorities, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration (Children’s Hearings Training Officers, who have responsibility for training panel members) and others to work with victims of forced marriage sensitively and effectively and in partnership with other agencies involved with the victim.

 

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=229485.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=229485.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

261400 Training and Conferences
281400 Specialist Support

100 All Scotland
120 … Highlands and Islands
130 … Aberdeen & North-East
140 … Tayside, Central & Fife
150 … Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 … Edinburgh & Lothians
170 … Scotland South
180 … Outside Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The requirement is for the development and implementation with due consideration to relevant legislation (Forced Marriage etc (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011) a package of training to be delivered to professionals (such as teachers, police officers, social and health care professionals, housing officers and the legal profession) Training delivered should enable them to work with victims of forced marriage sensitively and effectively and in partnership with other agencies involved with the victim.

1.2 The objectives of the service are:

1.2.1 to ensure the provision and delivery of accurate and relevant training on the key issues surrounding Forced marriage to stakeholders.

1.2.2 to ensure training materials are accessible to all users. Training material must be in “plain English” and the layout and font size must be suitable and appropriate for users with visual impairments

 

1.2.3 to develop a suitable method for delivery of training, giving due consideration to any training requirements of the agencies/organisations involved.

1.2.4 to identify Who from each agency/organisation should be invited to attend (we will require evidence within bids to show that due consideration has been given to identifying appropriate people to be trained and how those people will be able to disseminate learning within their organisations as appropriate).

1.2.5 to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are captured by the training.

1.2.6 to ensure the needs of those who are at risk of Forced Marriage are communicated clearly and sensitively.

Bids to deliver training should include

– Course content

– Method of delivery

– Detail of organisations/agencies who will be included in the training (this will need to detail who from each organisation/agency will need to be included, giving reasons for decision)

– Definition of where training events will be held supported by a clear rationale of how that decision has been reached

– Learning outcomes which will be realised from the training

– A timetable for delivery

– How materials will be delivered

– How training/learning outcomes will be evaluated

– Confirmation that ongoing access to training materials post initial training will be maintained.

– Recognition that the holder of intellectual property rights for all materials will be Scottish Government

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits


27-07-2012  Time  12:00

b) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  27-07-2012

c) Estimated award date  13-08-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=229485

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:229485)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Forced Marriage Tender Specification Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

22-06-2012