Merseyside VRP Tendering Update
Do you think that your group or organisation has what it takes to deliver a grant-funded Merseyside VRP project? Then you need to take a look at the process on the ‘bluelight’ procurement portal where the contract description and application forms are located...
The information provides both buyers and suppliers with a secure, cost-effective and easy-to-use eTendering solution for the advertisement of new tender opportunities, online quotation and tenders. It also secures an auditable message function to ensure a consistent and non-discriminatory competitive process, which is really efficient and easy to manage.
Most UK police forces and many fire and rescue services publish and manage their quotations and tenders on this e-Tendering portal.
For further details please contact Inspector Ian Noble on: Ian.P.Noble@merseyside.police.uk
Mentors in Violence Prevention Digital Media Contract
We are seeking an organisation to provide a thirty day contract consisting of one day multi-media experiences on-site for thirty Merseyside secondary schools in the forthcoming Autumn and Spring term.
Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is an innovative, universal, prevention-based programme in secondary schools. It aims to support a reduction in violence and bullying by building healthy relationships. The programme encourages learners to consider and discuss a range of issues including gender-based violence, bullying, sexual harassment, knife crime, sexting and issues around sexual consent. Its uniqueness is its peer approach which facilitates an older group of around 12 pupils (mentors) empowering younger pupils (mentees) through PSHE-style lessons to consider issues and act appropriately when they witness bullying, abuse or violence. The materials and programme are currently curated by Merseyside Youth Association.
Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (MVRP) is wishing to further support and reward the identified mentors in each school by providing an additional experience – through the successful bidder - in supporting developing a campaign of their choosing or adding bespoke materials to one of their peer to peer classroom sessions.
With the contract requiring 30 days work with 30 schools, MVRP is keen to understand how bidding organisations would structure the activities of a typical day allowing flexibility for mentors to be able to choose from a selection of platform deliveries to develop their messaging for a school campaign or resources for a particular session. Please ensure this is fully explained in the ‘Proposed Activity’ section of the bid form.
Flexibility is required as two or three schools may combine their allocated day in order to work on a bigger product and if any school is unable to use the offer, unallocated days will be accumulated and support the development of general MVP resources towards the end of the contract period.
For further insight on the programme, please use the following link and scroll to the MVP video https://merseysidevrp.com/what-we-do/education/
Contracts considered around £20,000.
Any clarifications and bid form returns to David.Marshall@merseyside.police.uk . For ease of completion, a generic response has been supplied for certain questions in the bid form and no further commentary should be added where an answer is pre-populated.
- Bid published 2 August 2021
- Bid due in by noon on 26 August 2021
- Evaluation of bids w/c 30 August 2021
- Announcement 3 September 2021
- Activity period Oct 2021 – March 2022
Download bid form here
Title: PCC/PD/204 -Delivery of Trauma-Informed Strategic Support for Schools
We require an organisation to deliver trauma-informed strategic support for up to ten educational establishments across Merseyside during 2020/21. Each school would access three days of on-site consultancy and support progressing staff training, co-ordinating newly-available recovery curriculum resources and developing school policies/procedures (linking pastoral support and teaching and learning) using an ACE lens and trauma-informed approach.
- Clarifications by 7 August
- Bids due in by 14 August
- Evaluation of bids w/c 17 August
- Announcements w/c 24 August
Design and Delivery of sports and physical activity projects for Young People under 25 years.
The Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) has appointed Merseyside Sports Partnership (MSP) to commission the sports sector to provide effective projects which target young people under 25 years, who may be at risk of experiencing or becoming involved with violent crime, gang culture or criminal exploitation, within identified key areas in Merseyside.
We’re looking for organisations who can create and deliver effective sport and physical activity projects that can really change young people’s lives. These projects will not only improve the physical and mental wellbeing these young people, but will also enhance their own self-esteem and aspirations, whilst providing further opportunities and pathways beyond the funded programmes.
The VRP, through MSP, are looking for providers who can clearly demonstrate how they involve and actively engage young people. It is important to the VRP that the voice of young people is heard and is influential to the identification, design, coordination and / or delivery of the project for which funding is being sought.
28th August – Commissioning process ‘live’ (see the above link)
25th September- Closing Date for Applicants
29th to 1st October – Panel
2nd October- Decisions confirmed
October to 31st March 2021 – Delivery of funded programmes
For further information on how to apply for funding within this VRP funding stream, please see the above link.
Design and Delivery of Culture and Arts projects for Young People under 25 years.
The Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) has appointed the Community Foundation for Merseyside to commission the Culture and Arts sector to provide effective projects which target young people under 25 years, who may be at risk of experiencing or becoming involved with violent crime, gang culture or criminal exploitation, within identified key areas in Merseyside.
The VRP is extremely keen to involve the Community and Young People in this process and to ensure that young people are central to the provision and youth-directed provision is favoured where possible. Applications should therefore include some evidence of young people being involved in the co-production; co-design or co-evaluation of programmes / projects.
Friday 21st Aug – Commissioning process ‘live’
Friday 18th Sept – Closing date for applications
Panel- 16th Oct
Decisions confirmed - by 23rd Oct
October to 31st March 2021 – Delivery of funded projects
For further information on how to apply for funding within this funding stream, please see the above link.