All NDORS course providers operate under a licence granted by our operating company UKROEd Ltd. Once a licence has been granted, it opens opportunities for the licencee to tender for contracts issued by Police Forces.
A course provider is an organisation that has proven they have the resources and infrastructure to handle and process what is often many thousands of referrals to the scheme during the lifetime of a contract with a police force.
Licences to deliver the courses are either full or provisional. If you are not a full licence holder, you have to go through a rigorous licensing assessment to demonstrate that you are a fit and proper organisation to hold an NDORS licence to deliver the service concession to a police force. To apply for a provisional licence, there is a £750 non-refundable assessment fee. Once you hold an NDORS licence, either full or provisional this will allow you to bid to for a force contract as and when police forces advertise for organisations to deliver the NDORS service concession within their force area.
When these tenders come up for offer they are usually advertised on the emergency services procurement website https://bluelight.eu-supply.com/ and other EU tendering websites.
If you think you have or could have the resources to bid to be a course provider to a police force and wish to apply for a provisional licence to become an NDORS course provider, please email: [email protected]
Current course providers have formed an association known as The National Association of Driver Intervention Providers (NADIP).
The aim of NADIP is to achieve best practice and effectiveness in the setting up and running of driver intervention schemes for all categories of offences, as directed by National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS).
NADIP members work collaboratively with road safety agencies and road safety bodies in the interests of better road safety and the general public. They aim to develop and improve consistent standards of delivery and administration.
Full membership of NADIP is open to course providers delivering NDORS courses on behalf of a police force. Associate membership is open to organisations who are, or who are seeking to be involved in the provision of NDORS courses.
For further details of the association, please contact the Chairman. Mr Ian Powell. [email protected].
If you wish to tender for a contract to supply NDORS courses to a Police force, you will need to hold an NDORS licence as a prerequisite to making a bid.
If you do not you currently deliver the NDORS service to a force, you will have to enter the process as a provisional licence holder. To become a provisional licence holder you will need to make an application. This will entail an assessment process which we charge you a non-refundable fee of £750 plus VAT to cover the costs of the initial assessment.
For more information on the tenders available, see the Bluelight Emergency Services e-Tendering site for upcoming projects. https://www.blpd.gov.uk