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Youth Justice Educational Assessments 2019 - 2022

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RFx ID : 21364211
Tender Name : Youth Justice Educational Assessments 2019 - 2022
Reference # : MOE06270
Open Date : Wednesday, 7 August 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 5 September 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Department/Business Unit : Sector Enablement and Support
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
Regions:
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Waikato
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Alice Bray
alice.bray@education.govt.nz
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

The Ministry of Education (the Ministry) shapes an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes | He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga.

The Youth Justice Educational Assessments initiative is one of the recommendations of the Youth Offending Strategy published jointly in April 2002 by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). The YOS report found that Family Group Conferences (FGC) would benefit from better information to enable better decisions to be made. A Ministry psychologist completes an assessment of the child or young person before a youth justice Family Group Conference.

A Youth Justice Coordinator then holds the conference so the child or young person’s family can meet, make decisions, and to help the young person take responsibility for their actions. The educational assessment focuses on how to re-engage the offender with the education system or vocational training.

The target group for Youth Justice Educational Assessments is 10-16 year old children and youth offenders with high educational needs and a high risk of re-offending; with a particular emphasis on child offenders aged 10-13. Often these children have care and protection issues, and most are not engaged in school.

The intention for this procurement and resulting contract is to secure a long term agreement with a suitable Provider (or Providers) that has the regional coverage needed. The long term contract is to provide stability for the service, and in particular the clients (children and youth offenders) who would benefit significantly from a service that is stable and easily accessible.

The follow regions is where service delivery is required:
• Metropolitan Auckland
• Waikato
• Bay of Plenty / Waiariki
• Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti