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Invitations to tender

An expert research report on shortfalls in public policy and programme delivery in Northern Ireland relative to the Articles of the UNCRPD

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, on behalf of the Independent Mechanism for Northern Ireland, seeks a contractor to research and draft an expert research report to inform it on shortfalls in public policy and programme delivery in Northern Ireland in respect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD / the “Convention”). 

The expert research report should provide evidence on public policy and programme delivery against the articles contained within the Convention to allow the Commission, and others, to submit evidence prior to the development of a List of Issues by the United Nations Committee in 2022 for its examination of state party implementation by the United Kingdom.


If you need any further information, please email Paul Noonan (Senior Policy Officer) at If you need further information regarding the tendering and submission process please email Simon Hookham (Senior Research Officer) at

If you are interested, please submit expressions of interest by 4pm on Friday, 16th April 2021 to Cynthia Rice at

Please note: The closing date for receipt of completed tenders is 4pm on Friday 30 April 2021. The contract will be awarded shortly thereafter.

It is expected that the final expert research report will be delivered by Friday, 1st October 2021 following award of contract.