Published date: 3 February 2022

Last edited date: 4 February 2022

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 17 March 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Other community, social and personal services - 98000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

3 February 2022

Closing date

17 March 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

11 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Government is committed to ensuring that victims-survivors of rape and sexual violence have access to quality support, appropriate to their needs, to help them cope and, as far as possible, recover from these appalling crimes.

The cross-government Rape Review was commissioned in March 2019 by the National Criminal Justice Board to address the decline in prosecutions for rape, against a backdrop of an increasing number of reported rapes. In 2021 the government responded to the Rape Review and committed to providing 24/7 access to support for victims-survivors of sexual violence. The Rape Review made clear that victims-survivors should be able to access support whenever and wherever they need it: a victim-survivor's access to support should not depend on where in the country they are.

Supporting victims-survivors of sexual violence continues to be a key priority for the Ministry of Justice. The commitment to funding a 24/7 service for victims-survivors of sexual violence forms one part of this overall landscape of support and activity.

We have committed up to £3,000,000 over three years to be paid in a grant to a selected service provider, or a consortium of bidders with a lead applicant, to deliver 24/7 support to victims-survivors of sexual violence across England and Wales. The service will ensure that victims have access to quality support, appropriate to their needs, when they need it. Grant funding will be awarded for three years. The funding will be available from April 2022 up to and including March 31st 2025.

More information

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1) Type of procedure:
Successful bidders will be funded by award of a grant.

2) Objective criteria for choosing the number of candidates:
Bidders will need to answer positively to the "showstopper" questions in the Technical section of the Evaluation Criteria and Weightings in order to proceed to the next stage.
Bidders must also meet the Eligibility Criteria and avoid meeting any of the Mandatory Exclusion Grounds.

3) Economic and financial assessment
Economic and Financial assessment will form part of the Evaluation Process. Should the criteria not be met, the Authority will exclude Potential Providers from the process. The Government has an obligation to ensure that grant funded organisations are financially sustainable.

4) Registration:
The Authority will be performing events through its e-Sourcing Portal known as Jaggaer. The e-Sourcing Portal is an online application that allows all potential suppliers to create and submit their responses to tenders via the internet.

5) Bidders Instructions to express an interest in this tender:

a) Login to the Portal with the username / password;
b) Click the 'PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link.
c) Click on the relevant ITT to access the content using the following:

Project code - prj_8005

ITT Code - ITT_5934

d) Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your My ITTs page. This is a secure area reserved for your projects only;

e) You can now access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the ITT Details box.

f) The link for the ITT can be found here:

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