Published date: 8 May 2015

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: 8 June 2015

Contract summary


  • Judicial services - 75231000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference

4661-2-Reducing Reoffending

Published date

8 May 2015

Closing date

8 June 2015

Contract start date

13 July 2015

Contract end date

31 March 2016

Contract type

Not applicable

Procedure type

Not applicable

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Description Overview:

NOMS are inviting expressions of interest for a Grant Award to support an organisation with work that is focused on the development of tangible products, tools and recommendations about promising approaches for long term development of easy read for offenders throughout NOMS.

The scope of the grant is broadly as follows:

1. NOMS commissioning intentions include provision to commission services which will "enhance public protection and ensure a safe, decent environment and rehabilitative culture". This is a new area of work and the grant recipient will be required to ensure that they take account of the evidence which shows how successful offender outcomes are achieved and demonstrate the impact of their proposal.

2. The funding seeks to enable the following outcomes:

a) The production of a prisoner led approach to delivering Easy Read materials for use within custody.
b) Developing prisoners through an accreditation led programme to produce Easy Read materials.
c) Ensure required NOMS Policy documents are available in Easy Read format.
d) Identify opportunities for the continuation of the project after the end of the grant.
e) An evaluation which meets NOMS' standards in identifying the extent to which the supported activity has impacted upon defined key outcome indicators; including, how their work will add to the evidence base in terms of what works to reduce reoffending or to achieve intermediate outcomes.
f) Resources which inform development of practice and build capability of Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to adopt these approaches more widely. This might include provider neutral toolkits, training courses, workshops or awareness raising events.

Please find further details in the attached Scoping Document.

More information


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How to apply
The Ministry of Justice will be performing this event 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 (RFI), Requests for Quotes (RFQ), or Requests for Proposals (RFP) via the internet rather than in paper form (where they have been invited to respond).

If you are not registered on the eSourcing Portal please send an email to the relevant buyer, or alternatively to stating: Company Name; Your Name; Contact email; Contact phone number: Sourcing Reference Number: 4661 -2-Reducing Reoffending-SE-RFI.

The buyer or an individual associated with the sourcing event will then contact you with the registration process. If you are already registered on the eSourcing Portal please contact either the relevant Buyer or the expressing your interest in the sourcing event.

The RFI event will be available on the Emptoris e-Sourcing portal from Friday 8th May 2015. This will give you access to all of the relevant documents, instructions and application form.

The application process is due to close at 12:00 noon on 8th June 2015.
Bidders should allow sufficient time to register their interest, prior to the RFI submission deadline on 8th June 2015.

If you have any technical problems while registering or using Emptoris you should contact Further information is also available at If you have any questions regarding the process or criteria, you should contact

About the buyer

Contact name

Shiffiel Dickson


Ministry of Justice, Clive House
70 Petty France