Data Analysis and Preparation of Report – Connecting for Life Suicide Prevention Action Plan

Connecting for Life is Ireland’s national strategy to reduce suicide 2015–2020. It sets out a vision where fewer lives are lost through suicide and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing. It contains seven goals, one of which Goal 2 focuses on supporting the capacity of local communities to prevent and respond to suicide.

In line with Goal 2, the HSE in Community Health Organisation (CHO) Area 2, in partnership with community, voluntary and statutory organisations, is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. An engagement and consultation process is currently underway to seek the views of as wide a range of individuals, priority groups and organisations as possible. This information will be collated, analysed and aligned with Connecting for Life and other relevant planning documents, for example, the Local Economic and Community Plans and Children and Young People’s Services Committee’s county plans. A multi-disciplinary, multi-agency Steering Committee has been established to oversee this work.

Project Brief:
The HSE is inviting applications to complete a time-limited piece of work for the Suicide Prevention Action Plan Steering Committee in CHO Area 2 to support the development of a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

The role will be to:
Undertake a thematic analysis of data that has already been gathered through a number of methods including:
online surveys
paper-based surveys
focus groups
other relevant studies
Provide a detailed summary report of the key issues, themes and priorities to emerge from this data, in line with the goals, objectives and actions in Connecting for Life.
Give presentation(s) on the findings.
All documents produced in connection with this work will be the property of the CHO2 Suicide Prevention Action Plan Steering Committee.

Tender Requirements:
Interested parties are requested to submit a proposal, which includes the following information:

Full organisation/agency/individual name, address, contact name, phone number and email
Background information on personnel involved, including specific qualitative and quantitative data analysis experience and previous published works
Experience of working with the social inclusion/community/statutory sectors, in particular in the mental health area, and interagency steering groups
Detailed description of proposed methodological approach
Capacity to deliver a quality piece of work within a short timeframe
Breakdown of timeframe for delivery and all costs associated with this work, including fees, travel, expenses and VAT
Contact information for two referees with whom the applicant has provided a similar service
Any other relevant information
The successful applicant will be required to produce a current valid Tax Clearance Certificate. Own insurance and transport necessary.

The work will be carried out over an eight week period from 24th April to 16th June, 2017. A breakdown of this schedule is as follows:

Proposed date of commencement: Week beginning 24th April, 2017.
Data analysis and initial findings submitted by: 15th May, 2017.
Submit final draft report, which is aligned with the goals, objectives and actions in Connecting for Life by: 26th May, 2017.
Presentation(s) on the findings on any or all of the following dates: 30th May, 2017; 1st June, 2017; 13th June, 2017.
Submit final written report: 16th June, 2017.
Budget and Payment Arrangements:

This is a fixed price contract, with a budget of €8,000 inclusive of VAT and expenses.

Payment will be made in three instalments of:
30% on signing the contact (€2,400)
30% on submission of initial report (€2,400)
40% on completion of final report and presentation(s) (€3,200)

Reporting Arrangements:
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Resource Office for Suicide Prevention, CHO 2.

Selection Criteria:
The HSE is not bound to accept the lowest or highest tender. The HSE reserves the right neither to proceed with the tender nor give reasons for its decision. The HSE will not be responsible for any costs incurred in the preparation of unsuccessful expressions of interest.

Each complete application will be scored on the basis of the information supplied in accordance with the following:

Understanding of the project brief and proposed methodological approach – 25%
Previous relevant experience – 25%
Quality of the proposal – 25%
Value for money – 25%

Application Process:
For informal enquiries, please contact: Siobhan McBrearty, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, Mayo, email: or Tel: 087 7848837.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5.00 p.m. on Monday, 3rd April, 2017. Applications can be posted to: Ms. Helen McEvilly, HSE CHO 2, 58 Upper Newcastle Road, Galway City. Alternatively, they can be emailed to:

Short-listing may apply and, in this event, interviews will be held on week beginning 10th April, 2017. Short-listed candidates may be required to make a presentation, produce evidence of completed work and provide references.

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