Barnardos: Invitation to Tender


Invitation to tender for evaluation supports for the Barnardos National Support Service for Parents of Children in Care

Invitation to tender: Overview

Barnardos wishes to contract a researcher, or team of researchers, to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework and methodology, advise and support data collection processes, and conduct an evaluation of the Pilot of the new National Service to Support Parents of Children in Care. It is seeking tenders from suitably qualified consultants or researchers to carry out this process. This is an open invitation to tender, and all researchers, academics, consultants are invited to submit proposals.


Barnardos is the largest charity in Ireland working with and supporting marginalised and disadvantaged children and their families. Barnardos’ mission is to help transform children’s lives through our services; support parents; and challenge society where it fails our children.

To advance this mission, Barnardos provides a range of services for families and children in over 45 centres around the country. By focusing on needs led, evidence informed and outcome focused work, Barnardos seeks to achieve the best outcomes for children in Ireland by working with them and their families through our services. The core service model is to deliver community based services tailored to meet the needs of children and their parents. Barnardos staff will work in partnership with parents and others to ensure a child’s needs are met.

Background and Context

Barnardos have been commissioned by Tusla - Child and Family Agency to establish a pilot National Support Service for Parents of Children in Care. While commissioned by TUSLA – Child and Family Agency, a unique oversight structure has been established to ensure independence from Tusla - Child and Family Agency. Contract performance monitoring has been delegated to the Children’s Rights Alliance. A Project Oversight Group has been established to guide, monitor progress and report to Tusla - Child and Family Agency.

The new service will be piloted over a 5 year period.

Please see tender document attached below.

Submission of tenders

Tenders should be submitted by email attachment as a single PDF or Microsoft Word document (with researcher CVs as appendices) to:

Receipt of tenders will be acknowledged.

The closing time and date for receipt of completed tenders is 5pm on the 30th September. Incomplete tenders, tenders that do not follow the format prescribed above, or tenders received after the closing date will not be considered.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
15th Sep, 2022
Expiry Date
30th Sep, 2022