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CfT: The Executive Office (TEO) Communities in Transition (CIT): Addressing Vulnerability to Monetary Exploitation programme in the Carrickfergus and Larne, East Belfast and North Down CIT Areas

Buyer Organisation:
CPD - Supplies and Services Division
The Executive Office (TEO) Communities in Transition (CIT): Addressing Vulnerability to Monetary Exploitation programme in the Carrickfergus and Larne, East Belfast and North Down CIT Areas
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Evaluation Mechanism:
Best Price-Quality Ratio
TEO is seeking to establish a Contract for the provision of an ‘Addressing Vulnerability to Monetary Exploitation programme’ in the Carrickfergus and Larne, East Belfast and North Down CIT Areas. The Contractor will empower communities through a community development approach, to address issues relating to monetary exploitation by those seeking to sustain paramilitary activity, criminality and organised crime, in the CIT areas. It is envisioned that the Contractor will also operate in an ‘area of influence’ around the CIT Areas. The core area provides a focal point for action and investment. The concept of a wider area of influence, that is not sharply defined, acknowledges that building positive, resilient communities can sometimes require wider connection to both physical and social assets in neighbouring areas. Investment decisions and actions will be informed by the likely impact on core areas. The Contractor will develop and design the programme in a way that ensures it can be delivered in line with work already undertaken to date in the three CIT Areas as part of the CIT Project; paragraph 6.2 of the Specification provides further details. The Contractor’s programme must be co-designed through a participatory approach with the community and relevant stakeholders therefore they will need to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the three CIT Areas and the relative programme Health and Wellbeing issues within them. It will also be essential for the Contractor to work collaboratively both in and with, all CIT Areas included in this Contract. The Contractor will, therefore, need to adopt a co-ordinated approach to the delivery of Services, instigating an extensive outreach programme of activity to target all eligible Individuals / Organisations / Groups located in the CIT Areas. It is envisaged that the Contractor will incorporate the following elements within their programme: Community Development approach to Monetary Exploitation; Verification and Intervention programme; Health and Wellbeing Intervention; and Community Money Management Advice and Support. As a minimum, the Contractor should aim to gain the engagement of 10 individuals within each CIT area (minimum of 10 individuals x 3 areas = 30 participants), to actively participate in the programme. Full details of the specific Contract requirements are provided for at paragraph 6.4 of the Specification of Requirements Schedule. Successful delivery of this Contract aims to: • Raise awareness of existing relevant debt support services available; • Raise awareness of the consequences of monetary exploitation; • Stimulate interest in community based action to reduce vulnerability to monetary exploitation; • Increase individual and community resilience against paramilitary control; and • Reduce the number of people vulnerable to paramilitary influence and control. It is anticipated that the Contract will commence in February 2021 and run for a period of 15 months, subject to the Conditions outlined in paragraphs 5.1 – 5.3 of the Specification of Requirements Schedule.
Procurement Type:
CPC Category:
Other services
2014/24/EU (Classic)
CfT Involves:
A Public Contract
CPV Codes:
98000000-Other community, social and personal services
75200000-Provision of services to the community
Contact Point:
Publish on behalf of:
The Executive Office
Participating bodies:
The Executive Office
Award per Item:
Inclusion of e-Auctions:
NUTS codes:
Estimated value (GBP):
Above or Below OJEU Threshold:
Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
02/02/2021 12:00
End of clarification period:
28/01/2021 17:00
Upload of documents within the clarifications:
Tenders Opening Date:
02/02/2021 12:30
Allow suppliers to make an online Expression Of Interest:
Contract awarded in Lots:
EU funding:
Multiple tenders will be accepted:
Contract duration in months or years, excluding extensions:
15 months
Validity of Tender in days or months:
90 days
Date of Publication/Invitation:
05/01/2021 10:17