Cash in Transit Services Tender for Ministry of Justice

Cash in Transit Services Tender for Ministry of Justice

Provision of cash in transit services to the Ministry of Justice, National Offender Management Services, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and the Legal Aid Agency.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Security services

2014/S 090-157558

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ministry of Justice
Harcourt House Chancellor Court 21 The Calls
For the attention of: John Phynn
LS2 7EH Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1132021055
E-mail: john.phynn@justice.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1133907420

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

General public services
Public order and safety

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:

Provision of cash in transit services to the Ministry of Justice, National Offender Management Services, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and the Legal Aid Agency.

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

Services
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Collection and delivery profile is based in England and Wales. Full details are listed in the specification document attached to the RFI.

NUTS code UK

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 Authority has a requirement for a contract for the provision of collection of cash, i.e. banknotes and coins, from the bank or central cash holding, and its delivery to Her Majesty’s Prison Service Establishments and the Ministry of Justice Shared Service Centre (MoJ SSC). Also for the collection of cash, cheques and other bankables from these Sites and its delivery to Her Majesty’s Prison Service / NOMS banking provider.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79710000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

General Requirements
There are two types of delivery and collection services required. A scheduled service for regular deliveries and/or collections each week, fortnight or month (calendar month or 4-weekly), and an ad-hoc service where 48 hours notice is given to the Contractor.
There are two types of cash in transit services. The first is a Cash-In-Transit Service (CIT) £10,000 and this refers to the service provided by the Contractor consisting of the collection of *Containers from the Authority/Site(s) for forward transmission to the Authority’s nominated bank, branch or cash centre (or vice versa) in which the Contractor may carry several Containers from the collection point to the Contractor’s transportation vehicle at any one time. A higher level of security is attached to this arrangement.
The second is a Business Link Service (BL) £7,500 Refers to the service provided by the Contractor consisting of the collection of *Containers from the Authority/Site(s) for forward transmission to the Authority’s nominated bank, branch or cash centre (or vice versa) in which the Contractor carries only one Container from the collection point to the Contractor’s transportation vehicle at any one time. A lesser level of security is attached to this arrangement.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 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: 36 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Where a consortium or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with Ministry of Justice on all matters relating to the framework / contract agreement. All consortium members or grouping will be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect to the obligations and liabilities relating to the Framework Agreement.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details to be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details to be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

3862-1-Projects-N-RFI

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

no

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

Payable documents: no

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

22.6.2014
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 30 Months.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

1. REGISTRATION
The Ministry of Justice will be performing events through its eSourcing Portal. The eSourcing Portal is an online application that allows all potential suppliers to create and submit their responses to any Requests for Information, Requests for Quotes, or Requests for Proposals via the internet rather than in paper form (where they have been invited to respond). The eSourcing Portal will also be used by the Ministry of Justice to run Reverse Auctions.

To express an interest in this event please send an email to: john.phynn@justice.gsi.gov.uk stating:

Company Name
Your Name
Contact email
Sourcing Reference Number: 3862-1-Projects-N-RFI
The buyer will then contact you with the registration process if you are not already registered on the Ministry of Justice eSourcing portal.
2. TRANSPARENCY

HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts with a value exceeding £10,000 over the life of the contract are published online (http://www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk) for the general public. The resulting contract shall also be published.

The Ministry of Justice may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interests or on prescribed grounds. Therefore, bidders who wish information not to be published if successful should secure agreement with the Ministry of Justice prior to submission. Only documentation relating to awarded contracts will be published.

Key commercial interests would be trade secrets and commercial interests which would be prejudiced by publication, following the tests in section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. http://www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/docs/foi-exemption-s43.pdf

The prescribed grounds for redaction are:
(a) national security;
(b) personal data;
(c) information protected by intellectual property law;
(d) information which it is not in the public interest to disclose (following the tests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000)
(e) third party confidential information;
(f) IT security; or
(g) prevention of fraud.
3. GOVERNMENT SECURITY CLASSIFICATION
From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.5.2014

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