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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
2 Marsham Street
Contact person: 2020 MSVCC Procurement Project Team
NUTS code: UKZ
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about/procurement
2 Marsham Street
Contact person: 2020 MSVC Procurement Project Team
NUTS code: UKZInternet address(es):Main address: http://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
2020 Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
This contract can be extended by up to 3 years.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
All conditions are detailed within the procurement documents.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
All performance conditions are detailed within the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Marsham Street, MSU Team,
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: