Supply of Security Guard Services – London

Supply of Security Guard Services – London

Supply of security guard services at the Thames Barrier site and Barking, Dartford Creek Barriers and KGV Dock and Gallions Flood Gates.

United Kingdom-Reading: Guard services

2018/S 107-244021

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Environment Agency
Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mark Stanley
Telephone: +44 2030258789
NUTS code: UKJ
Internet address(es):Main address:

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

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Supply of Security Guard Services — Thames Barrier and Associated Sites

Reference number: _23090

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Supply of security guard services at the Thames Barrier site and Barking, Dartford Creek Barriers and KGV Dock and Gallions Flood Gates. Duties include controlling site access egress, manning security control room, patrolling and monitoring intruder and fire alarms.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 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: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

The Thames Barrier and associated sites in Greater London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement falls under the Light Touch Regime.

The provision of manned uniformed security guarding services at the Thames Barrier and mobile patrolling of five associated remote flood defence sites in the Greater London area on a 24 hour 365 day a year basis. Duties include controlling site access egress, manning security control room and gate houses, mobile patrolling, responding and monitoring CCTV, intruder and fire alarm systems.

The contract term is an initial period of 2 years with options to extend by a further 3 years [2 + 1 + 1 + 1] subject to satisfactory performance and at the discretion of the Agency.

The Agency envisages that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) will apply to this contract.

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: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract is likely to be subject to renewal towards the end of its duration.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

All applicants must be a member of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). All individuals provided must hold a relevant SIA licence and must have UK Government Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) clearance.

All applicants must be accredited to ISO 9001:2008 (and working towards ISO 9001:2015), BS 7858:2012, BS 7499:2013 and NSI NACOSS Guarding Gold scheme (or equivalent).

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Yes. Private Security Industry Act 2001.

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

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

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

Date: 18/06/2018
Local time: 10:00
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
IV.2.7)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:

This is likely to be re-procured in 2023.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement process is being conducted under the “Light Touch Regime”, governing “Social and Other Specific Services” as detailed in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) which are not subject to the full requirements of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the Light Touch Regime contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77). Notwithstanding publication of the contract notice, the Environment Agency will not be bound to follow any particular award procedure, however the principles of fairness, equal treatment and transparency will be applied.

The Environment Agency expressly reserves the right:

i) not to award or enter into any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by the publication of this Notice;

ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;

iii) to award 1 or more public contract(s) in relation to part only of the requirements covered by this Notice; and/or

iv) to award a contract(s) in stages.

In no circumstances will the Environment Agency be liable for any costs incurred by the Applicants / Tenderers and their associated parties. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgment of potential Applicants and the Environment Agency will not be responsible for any such expenditure.

Right to Cancel: The Environment Agency reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a framework or contract, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award the framework or contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.

The Environment Agency shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract Notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Environment Agency
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: