Home Office Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract

Home Office Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract

The authority will provide subsistence and support to all those where there are reasonable grounds to believe they might be a victim of human trafficking or modern slavery.

United Kingdom-London: Accommodation management services

2019/S 185-450524

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Home Office
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom
Contact person: 2020 MSVCC Procurement Project Team
E-mail: 2020msvcprocurement@homeoffice.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKZ
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Home Office
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom
Contact person: 2020 MSVC Procurement Project Team
E-mail: 2020msvcprocurement@homeoffice.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKZInternet address(es):Main address: http://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage

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

Social protection

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

2020 Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract

Reference number: C13718

II.1.2)Main CPV code

98341100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority, is committed to raising awareness of the signs of modern slavery: to support victims to build a better life and to bring perpetrators to justice. As part of this commitment the authority is seeking to fulfil the UK’s obligations to provide assistance to adult victims of human trafficking, detailed in Articles 11 and 12 of the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (ECAT) and is procuring a new contract to provide care for adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales. Through this contract accommodation, support and assistance will be provided to potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking to assist in their recovery.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 305 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85321000
85312400
79530000
98341100
60140000
79540000
55250000
79111000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKF

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The authority, is committed to raising awareness of the signs of modern slavery: to support victims to build a better life and to bring perpetrators to justice. As part of this commitment the authority is seeking to fulfil the UK’s obligations to provide assistance to adult victims of human trafficking, detailed in Articles 11 and 12 of the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (ECAT) and is procuring a new contract to provide care for adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales. Through this contract, accommodation, support and assistance will be provided to potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking to assist in their recovery. The authority will provide subsistence and support to all those where there are reasonable grounds to believe they might be a victim of human trafficking or modern slavery. The authority seeks a commercial partner to provide the following support and assistance:

— support services: providing accommodation or outreach support depending on the needs of victims — 24 hour referral services,

— for first responders to refer potential victims requiring immediate support ahead of making a full referral into the National Referral Mechanism,

— transport: of victims and their dependants,

— translation and interpretation: to ensure that victims have the information they need in a language they understand,

— subsistence: a means of providing financial support to victims,

— reach in support services: for confirmed victims after leaving the main support service to aid the transition back in to society.

The contract will consist of a 6 month mobilisation period, to allow suppliers to secure accommodation, staffing and set up the service to ensure a smooth transition from the existing contract, having minimal impact on the Service users — followed by a 5 year contract, with the option to extend by up to 3 years. We anticipate that the services as detailed within the tender documents and supporting annexes will be no greater than 160 000 000 GBP over the initial 5 year term (including mobilisation). The contract values given in II.1.5) and II.2.6) include scope for:

(a) the option to extend the contract from 5 to 8 years;

(b) volumetric variations; and

(c) legislative or policy changes.

The scope of the contract is in line with current legislation, policy and projected volumes of service users. However, the resulting contract must be able to respond to changes, including value increases/decreases and/or as yet unknown legislative or policy changes and volumetric changes, and the supplier must commit to being able to undertake the additional services and be able to secure the resources to do so. The authority, at this stage does not commit to provide the full contract value and/or any additional services as the need for these will be reviewed throughout the lifetime of the 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

Value excluding VAT: 305 000 000.00 GBP

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 can be extended by up to 3 years.

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

The authority is not responsible for any bidding costs incurred by potential suppliers in respect of this procurement. The authority reserves the right to abandon the competitive process and not award any contract:

— make any changes it sees as reasonable to the competition

— remove and/or amend element(s) from the scope of the requirements, and

— accept or reject any tender.

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 conditions are detailed within the procurement documents.

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

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

All performance conditions are detailed within the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 197-445532

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

Date: 13/11/2019
Local time: 11:00
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 10/07/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/11/2019
Local time: 11:01

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:

Respondents are requested to express an interest by 21.10.2019; the process for expression of interest and requesting further information is set out below. For the avoidance of doubt, please note that respondents are required to express an interest separately for this competition regardless of their involvement in the previous market engagement activities for this project. Any such involvement does not constitute an expression of interest for the competition advertised in this notice. The Home Office uses an eSourcing toolkit to enable its sourcing activities to be conducted over the internet. In order to express an interest, please follow the steps set out below. The procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS e-Sourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering and who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am

Once registered, organisations wishing to participate in the tender must send an email to: 2020MSVCProcurement@homeoffice.gov.uk

The email should be entitled ‘2020MSVCC ITT Event — Expression of Interest’ and contain the following details: your organisation’s name, your contact name, email address and telephone number. Any expressions of interest not submitted in the required format (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. Participants are requested to express interest by 21.10.2019, to allow sufficient time for the tender administrative process and submission of bids. The authority requires new participants to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in order to be invited to participate in the competition for this project. On receipt of an email detailed above, the authority will either confirm receipt of an NDA as part of market engagement or provide access to the NDA document through the eSourcing portal. If required, the authority will expect participants to download and re attach a signed copy of the NDA to the event. When saving the ‘pdf’ document, please ensure that you include the participant organisation’s name in the filename. Once a correctly signed NDA is received by the authority, participants will be invited to the ITT and will be able to access all of the procurement documentation. The closing date for tender submissions will be 11.00 a.m. on 13.11.2019. ITT clarification requests must be submitted no later than 1.11.2019. For technical assistance on the use of the eSourcing Suite contact: Crown Commercial Service Help-desk: freephone: +44 3450103503 or email: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Secretary of State for the Home Department
2 Marsham Street, MSU Team,
London
SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom
E-mail: 2020MSVCProcurement@homeoffice.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Home Office will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days stand still period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further debriefing from the Home Office before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section I.I) if an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulation 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk such action must be brought promptly.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/09/2019