Adult Victims of Human Trafficking Care and Co Ordination Services Contract

Adult Victims of Human Trafficking Care and Co Ordination Services Contract

This service is available to all eligible Potential Adult Victims of Human Trafficking that are identified through referral to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

United Kingdom-London: Accommodation management services

2014/S 156-281134

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Home Office
7th Floor, Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road, Croydon
For the attention of: Lesley Godwin
CR9 2BY London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2081960594
E-mail: msvictimcareprocurement@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety
Social protection

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Adult Victims of Human Trafficking Care and Co Ordination Services Contract.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: England and Wales.

NUTS code UKZ

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Home Office and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) jointly fund a national support service for Adult Victims of Human Trafficking in England and Wales. This effectively meets England and Wales’s obligations under Article 12 of the European Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (ECAT), and Article 11 of the European Directive on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting its Victims. This service is available to all eligible Potential Adult Victims of Human Trafficking that are identified through referral to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).
The NRM was set up in 2009, as part of the UK’s implementation of ECAT. Its primary purpose is to provide a framework to help statutory and non-statutory partners identify and support potential victims of trafficking. It is coordinated by the UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) in the National Crime Agency. Teams of designated experts, ‘Competent Authorities’ (CA), in UKHTC and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) make decisions on trafficking referrals.
The NRM process is currently undergoing a wide-ranging review aimed at focusing on the mechanics of the NRM, access to support services and entitlements for victims. As part of the review, recommendations that may enhance or vary the Services may be made. Should these recommendations be approved by the Authority they will require Home Office Policy Changes.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

9834110055250000601400007911100079530000795400008531240085321000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Through this service, the UK Government will provide support and assistance to potential victims of human trafficking, to assist in their recovery.
The UK’s obligations to provide assistance to adult victims of human trafficking is detailed in Articles 11 and 12 of the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (ECAT). The UK Government will provide assistance and support to all potential victims of human trafficking that meet a reasonable standard, which is determined through the National Referral Mechanism.
The following support and assistance will be provided through this service:
a) standards of living capable of ensuring their welfare, through such measures as: appropriate and secure accommodation, psychological and material assistance;
b) access to emergency medical treatment;
c) translation and interpretation services, when appropriate;
d) counselling and information, with regard to their legal rights and the services available to them, in a language that they can understand;
e) assistance to enable their rights and interests to be presented and considered at appropriate stages of criminal proceedings against offenders;
f) access to education for children: and
g) transport to secure accommodation
In addition due account shall be taken of the service user’s safety and protection needs and the service shall also include secure transportation services and a professional assessment of the needs of the Service User.
Future services may include:
— support to reintegrate those Service Users who wish to return home;
— support to integrate into UK society those Service Users who are entitled to stay in the UK.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 23 000 000 and 41 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details to be provided in the Request for Proposal (RFP) documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details to be provided in the RFP documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Details to be provided in the RFP documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details to be provided in the RFP documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details to be provided in the RFP documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details to be provided in the RFP documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details to be provided in the RFP documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details to be provided in the RFP documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Commercial. Weighting 6

2. Economic and Financial Standing. Weighting 2

3. Mobilisation. Weighting 2

4. Operational Requirements. Weighting 55

5. Price. Weighting 35

 

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 90-157317 of 10.5.2014

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.9.2014 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 280 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contract will have an initial term of 3 years with extensions for up to 2 further periods each of up to twelve months.
These services are Part B services under the UK Procurement Regulations. Under a Part B procurement, only some of the regulations apply. However, the Authority is intending to voluntarily follow the Open Procedure for the procurement.

The procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s eSourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the eSourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online athttps://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found athttp://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am– supplier/respond- tender

Once registered, organisations wishing to take part must send an email to MSVictimcareprocurement@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

any time up to, but no later than 11:00 on 9.9.2014.
The email should be entitled AVHT and contain the following details:
your organisation’s name, your contact name, e-mail address and telephone number. Organisations who have complied with the foregoing will be required to sign and return a Non- Disclosure Agreement prior to receiving details of how to access and complete the online Request for Proposal (RFP).
The online RFP must be fully completed by 11:00 on 17.9.2014 Any expressions of interest not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite contact; Crown Commercial Service

Helpdesk : Freephone: +44 3450103503 email: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Home Office will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day stand still period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further debriefing from the Home Office before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section I.I. if an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulation 2006 (SI 2006 No5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk such action must be brought promptly.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.8.2014

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