Contract for Investigation Services

Contract for Investigation Services

The GDC is looking to enter into a term contract with a specialist provider of investigation services to support our investigative processes. 

Reference number:DR/FK

Deadline date:29/08/2014

This deadline is for…Submission of completed tenders

Contract value: £50,000 – £150,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:LondonServices will be required to be carried out nationwide with reporting back to the GDC offices in London.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:General Dental Council

Description of the contract

The General Dental Council (“GDC”) is the regulator of the dental profession in the UK. Our statutory purpose is to regulate dental professionals in the United Kingdom. All dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists and orthodontic therapists must be registered with us to work in the UK. As part of our duty to protect the public, if a dentist or dental care professional falls seriously short of the standards expected of them we can either remove them from the Register, or restrict what they can do professionally. These powers, given to us by Parliament, cover all registered dentists and dental care professionals whether they’re working in the NHS or in private practice. When a patient or a member of the public has a concern about the standard of a dental professional’s practise, they can raise this with the GDC. The GDC will undertake to investigate serious matters which may pose a risk to public protection or public confidence in the profession. The GDC is looking to enter into a term contract with a specialist provider of investigation services to support our investigative processes. The chosen provider will have a proven track record of conducting investigations within a regulatory and prosecution environment. Full details of our requirements are set out in the tender documents. Should you wish to submit a tender for this contract the tender documents can be downloaded via the link below. The closing date for receipt of completed tenders is 12 noon on 29th August 2014. Please note that this is a contract for Investigation Services NOT Security Services


Classification of the contract

79700000Investigation and security services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

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:12 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameTina Ravji

Organisation nameGeneral Dental Council

Address, W1G 8DQ


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How to apply

All instructions for completion and return are set out in the tender documents. Please note that this contract is for investigation services NOT security services.