Public Sector Network Tender Alert


411137-2012: UK-Belfast: Guidance and counselling services

The Office of the First and Deputy First Minister has a requirement for a support service for victims and survivors of institutional abuse in Northern Ireland. This requirement has arisen from the Executive's decision to establish an Inquiry and Investigation into Historical Institutional Abuse in NI.
The principal parts of the proposed service provision include:
— a free 24 hour telephone crisis counselling / support helpline;
— an initial counselling assessment and signposting to mainstream providers if required;
— the development of proposals for establishing and managing a victim support group; and
— the development, of proposals for an information network aimed at promoting the Support Service .

Ref: Project 10454.,


Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland
Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
For the attention of: Brian Hayward
BT3 9ED Belfast
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: The initial contract period will be for 2 years with the option to extend for a further period of 6 months.

Published: 27 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 24 Jan 2013