Youth Detention Accommodation for Ministry of Justice
Includes details of market sounding exercises in August / September.
UK-London: welfare services for children and young people
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Ministry of Justice and relevant Primary Care Trust or appropriate health commissioning body
70 Petty France
For the attention of: Peter Savage
SW1H 9EX London
Telephone: +44 2033345657
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/yjb
Further information can be obtained from: Youth Justice Board
70 Petty France
Contact point(s): Peter Savage
SW1H 9EX London
Telephone: +44 2033345657
Internet address: http://www.justice.gov.uk
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
The delivery of the services will take place within England and Wales.
NUTS code UK
Secure Training Centres would usually hold young people between the ages of 12 and 17 who are remanded/sentenced by the courts to custody or serving civil orders. They hold both male and female young people.
The recommissioning will include the operation and management of the secure training centre, (including the provision of education services) and the provision of healthcare services. The recommissioning may also include the management and delivery of capital investment projects to support changes to the service requirements.
It is anticipated that healthcare provision will be commissioned by the Primary Care Trust local to the STC (Under the Health and Social Care Act (2012), commissioning responsibility for healthcare in STCs will transfer to the NHS National Commissioning Board (NCB). The NCB commissioning of Offender Health function will be undertaken through ten sub-national Offender Health ‘hubs’. Details of the sub-national ‘hub’ local to STCs will be outlined in due course.). It is anticipated that the procurement of the health service provision will be contemporaneous with the Youth Detention Accommodation operating under Secure Training Centre (STC) Rules, to ensure integration of the services.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 000,00 and 350 000 000,00 GBP
This contract is divided into lots: yes
85311300, 66162000, 75230000, 79710000, 80210000, 80310000, 85121000, 85311000, 85312500
The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales is an executive non-departmental public body. Its board members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice. The Youth Justice Board:
— oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales,
— works to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18,
— ensures that custody for them is safe, secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.
Ministry of Justice Procurement Directorate.
The Ministry of Justice Procurement Directorate will be providing procurement and commercial support to the Youth Justice Board to support the recommissioning of Youth Detention Accommodation operating under Secure Training Centre (STC) Rules.
The Ministry of Justice eSourcing portal Emptoris, will be used throughout the procurement exercise. However, there is no need to register on Emptoris at this stage.
Secure Training Centres.
Secure Training Centres are purpose-built facilities that offer secure provision to young people aged 12 – 17. They are currently run by private operators under PFI contracts which set out detailed operational requirements. STCs house vulnerable young people who are sentenced to custody or remanded to secure accommodation. The regimes in STCs are constructive and education focused providing tailored programmes to meet individual young people’s needs. All services related to the operation of an STC are provided on-site, including all education and training, primary healthcare, dentistry and services to address the young persons offending behaviour. STCs facilitate the young persons release back into the community by fostering links with community agencies.
The Primary Care Trust local to the STC will commission an integrated healthcare service to be provided within the establishment (ibid). Greater detail will be provided within the OJEU information pack. Young people accommodated within STCs are entitled to access healthcare services equitable to that received in the community, and services should be individualised according to their specific needs.
Whilst the healthcare provision will be commissioned by the PCT local to the establishment, robust integration between healthcare and custodial providers in the establishment will be critical to the effective operation of the establishment.
In order to support the recommissioning of Youth Detention Accommodation operating under Secure Training Centre (STC) Rules the Youth Justice Board supported by the Ministry of Justice Procurement Directorate is planning a number of market engagement events. This will include an initial 0.5 day event [The date and venue will be within the descriptive document] with the aim of bringing together all interested parties and engaging with participants to better understand the markets views on the Youth Justice Board’s intentions to commission the operation of Youth Detention Accommodation operating under Secure Training Centre (STC) Rules. This will be followed by a series of one to one events held within August/September 2012 to gather detailed views from the market in individual sessions to inform the development of the commissioning and procurement arrangements.
To support the issue of this Prior Information Notice a Descriptive Document has been prepared which provides further information about the commissioning of Youth Detention Accommodation operating under Secure Training Centre (STC) Rules and also contains registration forms for the initial market engagement event and the one to one events. To obtain a copy of the Descriptive Document please contact YJB_STC_Project@yjb.gsi.gov.uk.
Award of Contract.
The Youth Justice Board and/or Ministry of Justice reserves the right to reject all or any of the bids for the competition and not to award a contract to any potential provider, without any liability on its part. Nothing in the OJEU Prior Information Notice shall generate any contractual obligations prior to the signature of a contract following a competition.
HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts exceeding £10,000 over the life of the contract are published online (www.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 interest or on prescribed grounds. Therefore potential providers who wish information not to be published if successful should secure agreements with the Ministry of Justice prior to submission. This could include key commercial interest, would be trade secrets and commercial interests which would be prejudiced by publication, all following the test in section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
http://www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/doc/foi-exemption-s43.pdf. Only documentation related to the award will be published. The prescribed grounds for redaction are:
(a) national security;
(b) personal data;
(c) information protected by intellectual property rights;
(d) information which is not in the public interest to disclose (following tests under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000).
(e) third party confidential information;
(f) IT security; and
(g) Prevention of fraud.
Freedom of Information (FOI).
The Freedom of Information Act came fully into force in 2005. If any organisation considers that any information supplied by them is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivities specified. In such cases the relevant material will in response to FOI requests be examined in the light of exemptions provided for in the Act.
Information about lots
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: The management and operation of the Secure Training Centre
85311300, 79710000, 80310000, 80210000, 75230000, 85311000, 66162000, 85312500
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.7.2012