Invitation to tender: TRASNA Initiative feasibility and market research study

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We're seeking tenders, with Southside Partnership DLR, for a feasibility and market research study for a potential new social enterprise that would provide employment for ex-offenders.                                    

The Targeted Resourced Action Supporting Nurtured Activation (TRASNA) Initiative is seeking tenders from suitably qualified parties to undertake a feasibility and market research study to establish the potential for the development of a social economy business that employs ex-offenders in its workforce for the provision of services/products to meet market openings and identified needs.

While the scope of the TRASNA Initiative is to work with ex-offenders across the age groups there will be a particular attention given to engaging those 50 plus years who have fewer avenues to engage in social and economic activity.

Under the auspices of Bray Area Partnership and Southside Partnership DLR, an Expert Group has been established to oversee and guide the feasibility and market research study implementation.

This study is being supported through the KickStart Fund, a Probation Service grants scheme linked to the Dormant Accounts Fund.

It is expected that the study will start in early February 2021 and be completed by the following July. A total provision of €12,300 to cover all related costs, inclusive of VAT, is available to fund the study.

For more information see the Trasna Initiative Call for Tenders Document. The closing date for receipt of tender bids is 5pm Monday 18th January 2021.  

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