Provision of Prison Enterprise Development and the Improvement of Employment Outcomes for Custody Leavers

Provision of Prison Enterprise Development and the Improvement of Employment Outcomes for Custody Leavers

. The successful Provider will be required to work with the following four public sector prisons: HMPs: Leeds, Wealstun, Askham Grange (female) and New Hall (female) in the performance of the Service. This requirement aims to support the Authority’s need to improve the financial efficiency of its prison enterprises and have 50% of custody leavers employed or in training on release.

Reference number: 3149-2-Reducing Reoffending-SE-RFP

Deadline date:02/07/2013

This deadline is for… Last date for receipt of Submissions for the Request for Proposals (RFP)

Contract value:£50,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Yorkshire and The Humber Yorkshire and Humberside region

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement – CMT L&SE

 

Description of the contract

The Authority manages circa 128 Public Sector prisons in England and Wales. The services to be performed under this contract will take place in Yorkshire and Humberside, a region within the Directorate of Public Sector Prisons. The Directorate delivers custodial services, protecting the public and offering rehabilitation opportunities to offenders. The successful Provider will be required to work with the following four public sector prisons: HMPs: Leeds, Wealstun, Askham Grange (female) and New Hall (female) in the performance of the Service. This requirement aims to support the Authority’s need to improve the financial efficiency of its prison enterprises and have 50% of custody leavers employed or in training on release. In addition, the Authority seeks to explore and develop new, sustainable business venture models, which take into account the constraints within the custodial setting. The Authority intends to hold site visits on Wednesday June 19th 2013 at HMPs: New Hall; Leeds; Wealstun and Askham Grange. Prospective Providers interested in attending the site visits should email joelene.dunfordwe@hmps.gsi.gov.uk in the first instance to register and obtain further information on attending site visits only. Prospective Providers wishing to participate in the tender event should comply with the instructions specified in the section ‘How to Apply’ below. Further information regarding this RFP can be viewed by downloading the attached documents: 1. Specification 2. Instructions and Information on RFP Procedures The closing date for receipt of Submissions is 10.00 hours on Tuesday 2nd July 2013. The Authority will be conducting the RFP event via its eSourcing portal. All Prospective Providers must submit their Proposal via the eSourcing portal. Organisations interested in participating in this tender event should, in the first instance, contact the named buyer via email to express their interest in this RFP. Please note that this tender event will be available on the eSourcing portal as from Tuesday, 11 June 2013. It is important that Prospective Providers new to registering on the MoJ eSourcing portal notify the buyer once they have received their login details in order to be invited to participate in the event. Further information regarding the registration process is provided below in the section ‘How to Apply’. Important note: £100k budget is split across the initial 1-year contract term plus a further 1-year extension period (subject to the Authority’s approval).

 

Classification of the contract

75231200 Services related to the detention or rehabilitation of criminals

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 24 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Ame Dada

Organisation name Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement – CMT L&SE

Address , SW1H 9HD

Telephone 03000475918

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How to apply

The Ministry of Justice will be performing events through its eSourcing Portal. The eSourcing Portal is an online application that allows all potential suppliers to create and submit their responses to any Requests for Information, Requests for Quotes, or Requests for Proposals via the internet rather than in paper form (where they have been invited to respond). If you are not registered on the eSourcing Portal please send an email to the relevant buyer as stated in the notice/advert: ame.dada@noms.gsi.gov.uk and copy david.price@noms.gsi.gov.uk stating: Company Name, Your Name, Contact email, and Sourcing Reference Number: 3149-2-Reducing Reoffending-SE-RFP. The buyer will then email you details of the registration process. Once you have registered and received your login details, please email confirmation to the buyer who will then invite you to participate in the tender event. If you are already registered on the eSourcing Portal you will still need to contact the relevant Buyer to express your interest in the sourcing event. Please note that all Prospective Providers must complete/update the mandatory questionnaires contained within their organisational profile page on the eSourcing portal as failure to do so may invalidate their submission. Transparency: HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts with a value exceeding £10,000 over the life of the contract are published online (www.businesslink.gov.uk) for the general public. The resulting contract shall also be published. The Ministry of Justice may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interests or on prescribed grounds. Therefore, bidders who wish information not to be published if successful should secure agreement with the Ministry of Justice prior to submission. Only documentation relating to awarded contracts will be published. Key commercial interests would be trade secrets and commercial interests which would be prejudiced by publication, following the tests in section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. http://www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/docs/foi-exemption-s43.pdf The prescribed grounds for redaction are: (a) national security; (b) personal data; (c) information protected by intellectual property law; (d) information which it is not in the public interest to disclose (following the tests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000) (e) third party confidential information; (f) IT security; or (g) prevention of fraud. The procurement process will be as follows: Expression of interest submission and RFP submission; RFP evaluation including clarification interview, if relevant; Award.