Forensic Psychology Risk Assessment Services – Ministry of Justice

Forensic Psychology Risk Assessment Services – Ministry of Justice

Ministry of justice is seeking to award national Framework Agreements to providers of forensic psychology risk assessment services.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Psychiatrist or psychologist services

2018/S 207-472737

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Justice
MoJ CCMD, 1st Floor, 5 Wellington Place
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2033343555
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Forensic Psychology Risk Assessment services

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Ministry of justice is seeking to award national Framework Agreements to providers of forensic psychology risk assessment services to deliver services at establishments in England and Wales under the Light Touch Regime. Agreements will be awarded to all Providers who meet the award criteria and quality threshold stated in the procurement documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

HMPPS Psychology Services deliver a range of psychological activities within HM Prisons and NPS Community. These include clinical assessment and intervention, research, consultancy and training. They require HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologists to complete risk assessments on men and women in custody.

This will include compilation of professional reports for submission to the Parole Board. These assessments may be required from prison establishments across England and Wales. Services will be required on both a regular and ad-hoc basis to support work usually undertaken by HMPPS Psychology Services.

The demand for risk assessments is variable and can sometimes outstrip the HMPPS Psychology Service ability to deliver within timescales required. The Provider will be required to deliver high quality forensic psychological risk assessment and reports services to ensure delivery of Parole Board Directed work by HMPPS Psychology Services. The Provider will take from HMPPS Psychology Services instruction on the requirements for the risk assessments and professional reports.

While an estimated value is provided based on historic spend, the total value of the agreement may increase or decrease over the term according to operational needs and capacity. The Authority does not provide any guarantee of volume or minimum income to any Supplier under this agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Framework Agreements may be extended for a further 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 192-434070

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/12/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 05/06/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/12/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Justice
MoJ CCMD; 1st Floor; 5 Wellington Place
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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