Ministry of Justice Children’s Rights and Advocacy Services

Ministry of Justice Children’s Rights and Advocacy Services

The Ministry of Justice intends to procure children’s rights and advocacy services to children and young people held in the Youth Secure Estates within England and Wales.

United Kingdom-London: Services related to the detention or rehabilitation of criminals

2018/S 127-289669

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2033343555
E-mail: Krishanthy.Narayanamoorthy@justice.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
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

II.1.1)Title:

Independent Children’s Rights and Advocacy Services for Young People

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75231200

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Ministry of Justice intends to procure children’s rights and advocacy services to children and young people held in the Youth Secure Estates within England and Wales. All young people between the age of 10 to 18 should be able to access independent children’s rights and advocacy services to support their period in custody and to understand and exercise their rights. The service will support young people who struggle to speak on their own behalf and to enhance their ability to do so by themselves in the future. Access to these services for young people is particularly important during periods of vulnerability and crisis.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 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)

75230000
85311300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This opportunity offers capable suppliers the opportunity to work with vulnerable young people between the age of 10 to 18, supporting them during their time in custody and aiding them to better understand and exercise their rights.

The service is underpinned by 5 intended outcomes, these are:

— Children and young people in STCs and YOIs are able to identify and freely access independent children’s rights and advocacy services,

— Children and young people in STCs and YOIs are provided with the skills to enable them to advocate for themselves and are supported at every opportunity to do so,

— Children and young people in STCs and YOIs, who have complex needs and are unable or not wishing represent themselves, are supported,

— The voice of children and young people in STCs and YOIs is heard in particular at key periods where the service provider has been made aware of those who are vulnerable and in crisis, through access to proactive children’s rights and advocacy services,

— Raising awareness of the issues facing Children and Young People in custody in order to promote resolution and prevention at a local and systemic level.

There is a clear expectation that any Provider of children’s rights and advocacy services will strive to continuously put the needs of the young people and to be flexible in responding to the demands of those young people.

This opportunity includes the provision of children’s rights and advocacy services to young people between the age of 10 to 18 held in custody, with the exception of those children and young people held in Secure Children’s Homes which is not in scope, including in the following secure establishments:

— Oakhill STC: accommodating a maximum of 80 young people, located in Milton Keynes,

— Rainsbrook STC: accommodating a maximum of 76 young people, located in Warwickshire,

— Medway STC: accommodating a maximum of 67 young people, located in Kent,

— Cookham Wood YOI: accommodating a maximum of 188 young people, all male, in Kent,

— Feltham YOI: accommodating a maximum of 180 young people, all male, in Middlesex,

— Werrington YOI: accommodating a maximum of 118 young people, all male, in Stoke-on-Trent,

— Wetherby YOI: accommodating a maximum of 336 young people, all male, in West Yorkshire,

— Parc YOI: accommodating a maximum of 60 young people, all male, in South Wales.

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

Start: 01/01/2019
End: 31/12/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Reprocurement

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional exit interview package

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

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:
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 013-025731

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

Date: 23/07/2018
Local time: 23:59
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/07/2018
Local time: 23:59

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

MoJ uses SOP as the financial software to raise purchase orders and pay invoices.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Justice
London
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:

02/07/2018