DBS Checking Service – Invitation to Tender

DBS Checking Service – Invitation to Tender

UCL is looking to appoint a DBS checking provider that will provide a streamlined service.

Contract summary


  • Administration services – 75100000
  • Miscellaneous services – 98300000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

06 November 2019

Closing date

22 November 2019

Contract start date

13 January 2020

Contract end date

12 November 2023

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for UCL students are not currently carried out in a streamlined way. We currently submit around 2,300 applicant/student checks per year to the DBS. This is a process that affects a great number of students and staff. Therefore, it is of great importance to the institution that we gain oversight of these checks and that they pass through a robust process.

UCL currently does not have an all-encompassing contract with a single umbrella body, but itself acts as a Registered Body for some student checks. The School of Pharmacy and the Institute of Education have their own accounts with the umbrella body Atlantic Data.

UCL is looking to appoint a DBS checking provider that will provide a streamlined service that will cover all UCL students.

Bids for this opportunity can only be accepted via UCL’s tendering portal In-Tend: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ucl/aspx/Home


About the buyer

Contact name

Steve Bryant


UCL Procurement Services
Gower Street




Other information


The only way to view documents and bid for this project is to access our tendering portal In-Tend:



How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.