Current Requests for Tender (RFT)

Please see below for details of any current research opportunities within the Department of Justice. Any future requests for tender will be published on this page. If you would like to be included on our mailing list for future opportunities please send an email to research@justice.ie.  Previous reports published by the unit can be downloaded here: Research Reports.


Open Requests for Tender (RFT)

There are currently no open Requests for Tender.

 


Previous Requests for Tender (RFT)

 

Project Title: An exploration of the use of short custodial sentences and community service orders as part of the review of the Criminal Justice (Community Service) (Amendment) Act 2011

Tender status: Closed | Closing Date – 5pm Irish Time on Wednesday 6th July

The Department invites tenders for research to identify the impact of the Criminal Justice (Community Service) (Amendment) Act 2011 in terms of custodial sentences and community service, and to examine causes for the continued use of short custodial sentences of 12 months or less, and the possible underutilisation of community service orders.

This research is intended to explore both (1) existing literature on this topic and (2) the views of the judiciary on the use of the 2011 Act.

The results of this research will be used by the Department to contribute to its review of the Criminal Justice (Community Service) (Amendment) Act 2011.

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission, and send it by email to research@justice.ie

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT:  Request for Tender for Research Services - An exploration of the use of short custodial sentences and community service orders as part of the review of the Criminal Justice (Community Service) (Amendment) Act 2011

 


Project Title: Evaluation of Domestic Violence Intervention Programmes in Ireland

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for research to provide a review of domestic violence intervention programmes (DVIPs) in Ireland with the aim of identifying potential opportunities for the further development of similar programmes in Ireland. Establishing a knowledge and evidence base in this area to support domestic policy development is a research priority for the Department.

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission, and send it by email to research@justice.ie

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT:  Request for Tender for Research Services - Evaluation of Domestic Violence Intervention Programmes in Ireland

 


Project Title: Evaluation of ACER (Initial Pilot Sites).

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders to conduct an evaluation of the ACER programme (Initial Pilot Sites). ACER initiatives for the initial sites operate in Dublin 8 and Dublin 24. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an understanding of the implementation of the ACER programme, and the impacts the projects have had in their local communities, in order to highlight any process or implementation issues, which may hamper the ability to expand the programme. The results of the evaluation will be used by the Department and our main stakeholders to measure the efficacy of the programme in relation to outcomes and impacts and ultimately to inform the decision to rollout the programme to other locations nationwide

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission, and send it by email to research@justice.ie

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT:  Request for Tender ACER Initial Pilot Sites 

 


 

Project Title: Domestic Violence Intervention Programmes: An International Rapid Evidence Review

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for research to review the international evidence base for the roll out of domestic violence intervention programmes (DVIPs) with aim of identifying potential opportunities for the further development of similar programmes in Ireland.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission Form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Request for Tender for Research Services - DVIP Rapid Evidence Review

 


Project Title: Evaluation of ACER Projects (Regional Sites)

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders to conduct an evaluation of the ACER programme (Regional Sites). ACER initiatives for the regional sites operate in Dundalk, Waterford and Limerick. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an understanding of the implementation of the ACER programme, and the impacts the projects have had in their local communities, in order to highlight any process or implementation issues, which may hamper the ability to expand the programme. The results of the evaluation will be used by the Department and our main stakeholders to measure the efficacy of the programme in relation to outcomes and impacts and ultimately to inform the decision to rollout the programme to other locations nationwide

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission Form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Request for Tender for Research Services - Evaluation of ACER Projects (Regional Sites) 

 


Project Title: Scoping Paper on Longitudinal Analysis of People who Offend

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for a scoping paper which will provide guidance on the methodology for conducting a longitudinal study of people who offend in Ireland. This research should evaluate different methodologies in terms of their strength and weaknesses and recommend the best suited methodologies to the Irish context. Recommendations on sample sizes and comparison to the general population should also be given.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission Form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Request for tender for research services: Scoping Paper on Longitudinal Analysis of People who Offend

 


Project Title: Understanding reoffending: Push factors and preventative responses. A Rapid Evidence Review

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for an evidence review to bringing together all available high quality research related to mapping the push factors linked to reoffending in addition to exploring interagency based programmes to promote moving away from re-offending.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Understanding reoffending: Push factors and preventative responses. A Rapid Evidence Review Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Understanding reoffending: Push factors and preventative responses. A Rapid Evidence Review

 


Project Title: A Review of the Processing of Sexual Offences: Stakeholder Experiences

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for research into stakeholder experiences of the processing of sexual offences cases with the aim of identifying potential opportunities for time-savings and other streamlining in this area.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission Form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: A Review of the Processing of Sexual Offences: Stakeholder Experiences

 


Project Title: Review of the operation of the provisions of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 as they relate to guardianship of children whose parents are neither married or in a civil partnership

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for research:

  1. To review the operation of the provisions of the Guardianship of Infants Act, 1964 as they relate to guardianship in cases where parents are not married or in a civil partnership.
  2. To review the amendments made by the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 to the relevant provisions of the 1964 Act concerning guardianship rights of parents who are not married or in a civil partnership.
  3. To research the practical experiences of parents in Ireland in relation to issues arising from the current legislative position of guardianship rights in Ireland.
  4. To explore the approach taken by other jurisdictions in extending ‘guardianship’ rights to parents who are not married or in a civil partnership.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission Form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Request for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: RFT- DoJ Review of the operation of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964

 


Project Title: A Review of the Processing of Sexual Offences: A Rapid Evidence Review

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for research to review the processing of sexual offences cases with the aim of identifying potential opportunities for time-savings and other streamlining in this area.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission Form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: A Review of the Processing of Sexual Offences - A Rapid Evidence Review

 


Project Title: Approaches to the Concept of Parental Alienation in Other Jurisdictions

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for research to assess the framing – legislative and otherwise - of the concept of parental alienation internationally and the various approaches being taken to deal with this issue in other jurisdictions.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission Form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Approaches to the Concept of Parental Alienation in Other Jurisdictions

 


Project Title: An economic analysis of models or approaches to controlling and reducing litigation costs in Ireland

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for the design and conducting of a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) in the area of litigation costs to the State, with the focus on evaluating the economic impact of measures to control litigation costs to the State, in particular binding and non-binding controls on contentious costs. Also as part of the work, the researcher is asked to carry out a rapid review of any alternative models that meet the goal of reducing the litigation costs to the State and undertake a CBA of them. The CBA’s will include sensitivity analysis and the potential for some scenario “what if” scenarios. The research should be completed by the end of November 2021.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission Form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Request for Tender for Research Services: An economic analysis of models or approaches to controlling and reducing litigation costs in Ireland

 


Project Title: An International Comparison of the Prosecution of Crime - The Role of Police Services  

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders to research the prosecutorial system in relevant jurisdictions, particularly with a focus on how our current prosecutorial regime aligns with others, how it differs, and the options for reform in Ireland that might emerge. The research should address a number of key questions as set out in the tender.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Research for Tender for Research Services: An International Comparison of the Prosecution of Crime - The Role of Police Services

 


Project Title: An evidence review of Behavioural Economics

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders for research in the area of Behavioural Economics, how it could be applied in the Irish justice sector, how other jurisdictions have legislated for it and what lessons have been learnt. Behavioural Economics is a field that the Department would like to develop further to help introduce best practices into its day to day operations and policy decisions where possible. The research should be completed by the end of November 2021.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Request for Tender for Research Services: An Evidence Review of Behavioural Economics

 


Project Title: Youth – Joint Agency Response to Crime (Y-JARC) Evaluation

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders to conduct an evaluation of the two pilot Y-JARC projects. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an understanding of the implementation of the Y-JARC programme, and the impacts the projects have had in their local communities, in order to highlight any process or implementation issues, which may hamper the ability to expand the programme. The results of the Y-JARC evaluation will be used by the Department and our main stakeholders to measure the efficacy of the programme in relation to outcomes and impacts and ultimately to inform the decision to rollout the programme to other locations nationwide.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Request for Tender for Research Services: Youth – Joint Agency Response to Crime (Y-JARC) Evaluation

 


Project Title: Understanding and Addressing Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) – Direction Setting

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders to develop a synthesis of evidence bringing together all available high quality research related to anti-social behaviour (ABS) and its prevention. The research should address a number of key questions as set out in the tender.  The primary objective of the project is to summarise the knowledge base of the issue in question in a timely and accessible manner so as to inform practice and policy related decisions. The research should be completed by the end of March 2021.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Request for Tender for Research Services - Understanding and Addressing Anti-Social Behaviour

 


Project Title: Local Community Safety Partnership Pilot Evaluations

Tender status: Closed

The Department invites tenders to conduct an evaluation of the Local Community Safety Partnership pilots, to assess the impact on the community and, on the basis of the evaluation, suggest any changes that need to be made before the programme is rolled out nationally.
To generate sufficient evidence to inform the national rollout of the new Community Safety policy and to adapt it as needed, both a process evaluation and an outcome evaluation will be required.
We envisage the evaluation process would begin shortly before or around the same time as the pilot launches, with the establishment of a baseline. The pilots will run for 24 months, and we envisage an interim process evaluation after 12 months, allowing for adjustments to be made to the pilot, followed by a final process and outcome evaluation at 24 months

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the Research Tender Submission form, and send it by email to research@justice.ie.

Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.
RFT: Local Community Safety Partnership Pilot Evaluations

 


Project Title: Estimating the scale of illicit markets in Ireland.

Tender StatusClosed

 

The Department of Justice invites tenders to conduct research on methodologies for estimating the scale of illicit markets and the best application of such methods in the Irish context.  Tenders will be required to produce the following outputs.

Application Process

Applicants are required to fill out the  Research Tender Submission Form and send it by email to research@justice.ie. Further details are set out in the Requests for Tender (RFT). Please check individual RFT for information regarding the deadlines for submission.

RFT:  Research Services Illicit Markets

 


Project Title: An evidence review of recidivism and policy responses.

Tender Status: Closed

This research will, amongst other things, help inform the ongoing work of the Department in developing strategic approaches to tackling recidivism. The review will answer the three questions:

  1. What are the factors that underpin recidivist and prolific offending behaviour?
  2. What public policy interventions have been developed to tackle recidivism and prolific offending?
  3. How effective were they and how transferable are they to an Irish context?

RFT:  An evidence review of recidivism and policy responses

 


Project Title: An evidence review of confidence in Criminal Justice Systems.

Tender Status: Closed

The aim of this research is to help inform the Department’s work in improving confidence in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). The research asks three questions on:

  1. Measures – how is confidence in the CJS currently measured across nation-states?
  2. What are the key drivers that impact on confidence in the CJS across nation-states?
  3. What initiatives have been deployed in order to improve confidence in the CJS across nation-states?

RFT:  An evidence review of confidence in Criminal Justice Systems

 


Project Title: An evidence review of cybercrime threats and responses.

Tender Status: Closed

This research will help inform the ongoing work of the Department in further developing its response to combatting the continuously evolving threat of cybercrime. The review will answer the following questions:

  1. What are the current and emerging threats posed by cybercrime to Ireland and other developed counties?

  2. What are the models of best practice for responding to the threat of cybercrime nationally and internationally?

  3. What relevant legislation is in place to combat cybercrime and how effective has this been?

What learning can be provided to inform future policy and legislative developments for combatting cybercrime?

RFT:  Cybercrime current threats and responses

 


Project Title: An evidence review of Hate Crime.

Tender Status: Closed

The aim of this research is to help inform the work of the Department in further developing its response in the area of Hate Crime. The research will look at three areas:

  1. How have other jurisdictions legislated for hate crime?
  2. An assessment of the effectiveness of the legislation (with reference to quantitative data, where available).
  3. Learnings to inform the potential development of such legislation, or other relevant policy measures, in Ireland

RFT:  Hate Crime

 


These are separate pieces of research – anyone interested in tendering for one call does not necessarily have to respond to the other requests. Applicants are required to fill out the  Research Tender Submission Form and send it by email to research@justice.ie. Further details are set out in the Requests For Tender. Please check individual Requests For Tender for information regarding the deadlines for submission.

 

 

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