Provision of Security Services Sussex

Provision of Security Services Sussex

Contract value:£100,000 – £500,000. Our objective is to appoint a Provider of Security Services in order to deliver a high quality and cost effective solution in terms of best practice and adherence to SIA requirements.

Reference number: T001

Deadline date:02/01/2013

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£100,000 – £500,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: West Sussex West Sussex,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Sussex Community NHS Trust


Description of the contract

The Trust currently employs an external security company to provide a mobile security patrol service and a key holding service to provide an out of hours response to alarm activation. Our objective is to appoint a Provider of Security Services in order to deliver a high quality and cost effective solution in terms of best practice and adherence to SIA requirements. The Requirement The Trust’s intention is to appoint a service provider who will assume full end to end responsibility for the Trust’s requirements including wherever appropriate direct stakeholder management and liaison. The service will include Customer Service, Account Management, Communication protocols, and Management Support. • Our specific requirement incorporates the provision of a dedicated site officer at the Brighton General Hospital site. • The Provider will need to have the ability to respond to alarm calls from our monitoring contractor during the contracted hours and should be able to enter and re-secure premises as appropriate. • There is an additional intention that the Provider will respond to Fire Alarm activations for the same premises. • Providers should have electronic tracking/recording systems that monitor site visits • The site officer and vehicle will be expected to patrol other sites (as listed below) and provide a key holding/alarm response service. The service provider will provide and display appropriate signage at all sites and will be able to provide back-up in the event of security breaches or a major incident. • Sites to be included are; Brighton General Hospital Morley Street Dental Clinic and school Mouslecombe Health Centre Portslade Health Centre Chailey Heritage • In addition to the above detailed services there will be a requirement to provide guarding of staff for visits to difficult and potentially violent patients. • Bidders should also note that Sussex Community NHS Trust also provides services across West Sussex including Chichester, Bognor, Crawley and Horsham. These facilities currently have security provided by NHS Sussex. However, due to the changing landscape it is possible during the contract period that there will be a requirement to provide security at other Sussex Community sites.



Classification of the contract

75241000 Public security services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 23

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 01/04/2013 – 31/03/2015


Who to contact

Contact name Alaina Brown

Organisation name Sussex Community NHS Trust

Address Procurement, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3EW

Telephone 01273242073

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

Please note the pre-qualification questionnaire must be completed by the closing date (02/01/2013) at 12 Noon. Interested parties should register their interest via the Delta e-Tendering system at and enter the following access code 9W5TJ2TU34 in order to access the PQQ. If you have any technical queries please contact the Delta HelpDesk at The contract period is 2 years, with an option to extend for a further 2 years (2 x 12 months). The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.

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