The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cumbria (Commissioner) is undertaking a tender exercise, in order to implement the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Out of Court Disposal (OoCD) strategy together with an early intervention offender management programme, providing a disposal framework in Cumbria named Pathways.
Pathways Support Workers will identify the root cause(s) of offending, refer to prescriptive interventions while addressing underlying vulnerabilities and/or issues with appropriate partner agencies.
• Ensure offenders face consequences.
• Reduce repeat offending.
• Improve detection rates.
• Reduce the number of victims.
Improve the quality of service for victims whilst increasing engagement and participation in the OoCD process.
Improve the sense of community wellbeing through reducing the fear of crime.
Reduce demand on front line officers.
The competition process is being carried out under the Light Touch Regime detailed in section 7 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (the "Regulations") and modelled and underpinned on the Open Procedure. The contract duration would initially be 3 years from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2024 with the possible option to extend by 12 months plus 12 months subject to suitability and funding provision.
The Commissioner has estimated the value range for the 3 year initial contract period to be £570,000.00 to £640,000.00.