Invitation to Tender for Validation of Training and Capacity Building activities


CDI is funded under the Government’s Area Based Childhood Programme (ABC), which builds on the learning to date from the Prevention and Early Intervention Programmes (PEIP). The initiative aims to break the cycle of child poverty in areas where it is most deeply entrenched and to improve the outcomes for children and young people where these are currently significantly poorer than they are for children and young people living elsewhere in the Irish State.

Based in Tallaght West, CDI was initially established through a partnership between the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and The Atlantic Philanthropies (AP), under the PEIP, which was set up with “the objective of testing innovative ways of delivering services and early interventions for children and young people, including the wider family and community settings,” (DCYA, 2011).Through innovative partnerships, CDI brings together the science of evidenced-based practice and rigorous evaluation, with the spirit of an approach focused on the identified needs of children and families. 

We design, deliver and evaluated a suite of programmes across a spectrum of local needs including language, literacy, health, early years, conflict management and community safety.  All CDI programmes are evidence-informed and manualised, and are delivered through existing structures and services.


CDI has designed and delivered a range of training opportunities for practitioners, professionals and managers working in and with child and family services. We recognise that continuing professional development is increasingly important for this workforce, and that quality assurance processes are also highly valued. We are keen to maximise the alignment of our training and capacity building processes to existing professional development systems and registration processes, and to achieve external validation of the quality of our resources where possible.

The Task:
  • To identify the process of gaining CPD recognition for our training and capacity building activities (including seminars, communities of practice etc.) across the range of professions engaged in the child, families and communities workforce;
  • To set out the process for achieving validation of our training and capacity building for each of these professions;
  • To develop templates and guidelines for such validation;
  • To identify relevant ‘Q’ marks and provide direction on the application process for each.

It is anticipated that this work will commence in October 2019 and be completed within two months.


The successful bidder will demonstrate:

  • An excellent understanding of the professional development and regulatory context;
  • An ability to work independently;
  • Excellent report writing skills and ability to synopsise.

Please note, successful bidders must have a current tax clearance certificate.

In addition, the following intellectual property clause will stand:

Any Intellectual Property (IP) developed, acquired, made or discovered by you during the Term of the Agreement, which arises in the provision of the Services in connection with or in any way affecting or relating to the business of CDI shall belong to and be the absolute property of CDI (the ‘CDI IP’). You hereby assign to CDI the CDI IP for their full term throughout the world. CDI hereby grant a royalty free, non-transferable, non exclusive licence to you to utilise the CDI IP subject to the necessary protections which may arise under relevant legislation, including Data Protection Legislation.  In addition, the parties hereby agree to grant upon request a royalty free, non-transferable, non exclusive licence to The Department of Children and Youth Affairs and its agents to utilise the CDI IP subject to the necessary protections which may arise under relevant legislation, including Data Protection Legislation.’

Application Process:

Applicants should provide the following information to the address below:

  • Comprehensive CV, which includes reference to the criteria named above;
  • Costs (including daily rates);
  • Anticipated number of days to complete the work;
  • Two recent professional referees; and
  • Proposed timelines.
Contact Details:

 Completed applications (by 4pm Wednesday 02/10/2019) to:

Philip Zambra,


Ph: 01 4940030

St Mark’s Family and Youth Centre

Cookstown Lane



Dublin 24