Domestic Homicide Review Readers for the Home Office

Domestic Homicide Review Readers for the Home Office

The DHR Readers service will produce written reports assessing the quality of DHRs.

United Kingdom-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2019/S 125-306048

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Home Office
United Kingdom
Contact person: Anup Mann
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Domestic Homicide Review Readers

Reference number: CPFG/DHRR/PF/01

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

DHR Readers service to provide written assessments of domestic homicide reviews.

The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to inform you that the UK Home Office will be tendering for a ‘DHR Readers’ service to provide regular written assessments of Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The DHR Readers service will produce written reports assessing the quality of DHRs. These reports will be provided to the home office to support the work of the DHR Quality Assurance Panel.

The DHR Readers service will be required to assess approximately 100 DHRs per year (dependent on the number of DHRs submitted to the Home Office). The DHR Readers service will receive usually 8 or 9 DHRs per month to assess and will be required to provide written assessment reports within 15-21 days of receipt of the DHRs. DHR reports consist of an overview report and an executive summary. Overview reports can be anything from 15-150 pages long and executive summaries are usually between 10 to 50 pages.

The written assessment report should include:

— a summary of the DHR,

— comments on key aspects of the review including, for example:

—— timescales of the review,

—— scope of the review,

—— DHR panel membership,

—— involvement of family and friends in the review process, and

—— language and tone of the review.

— a list of the findings of the review,

— examples of good practice/areas for concern exemplified by the review (for example, if the review deals with a particular issue very well or, conversely, demonstrates concerning practice in how the review was conducted or drafted), and

— any recommendations for the quality assurance panel and/or national lessons to be highlighted.

Bidders will be required to demonstrate their knowledge, experience and expertise in domestic abuse, including DHRs. Bidders should also have experience of reviewing complex material to produce high quality, clear and concise assessments within a prescribed timeframe.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 104-252411

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

Date: 15/07/2019
Local time: 12:00
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: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Please email your expression of interest to the following address: by 15.7.2019 and title your e-mail as DHR Readers

An e-sourcing tool will be used as part of the tender process. It is advisable to register you details in advance to gain access to tender documents on week commencing 22.7.2019.

Please note a DUNS number is required to register on the portal. Further details are within the link, if needed.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Home Office
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: