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.


Project Title: An evidence review of Behavioural Economics

Tender status: Open | Closing Date – 5pm Irish Time on the 12th of March 2021

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: RFT-An Evidence Review of Behavioural Economics

 


Previous Requests for Tender (RFT)


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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