Reducing Reoffending Project for South East

Reducing Reoffending Project for South East

It is the intention of Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement Directorate to recommend and seek approval to undertake a tender exercise for the provision of Offender Visitor requirements to establishments within the Kent and Sussex, Surrey, South Central and South West regions.

Services for Visitors – Southern England: Kent and Sussex, Surrey, South Central and South West

Reference number: 2129-1-Reducing Reoffending-SE-Project

Deadline date:15/08/2012

This deadline is for… organisations to respond and indicate whether they would be likely to express an interest in attending some scoping workshops and / or participating in the tender exercise.

Contract value:£500,000 – £3,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England HM Prison Service establishments in the Kent and Sussex, Surrey, South Central and South West regions

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

It is the intention of Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Procurement Directorate to recommend and seek approval to undertake a tender exercise for the provision of Offender Visitor requirements to establishments within the Kent and Sussex, Surrey, South Central and South West regions. We would like to commence our scoping exercise initially by alerting the market of our intentions and establishing the level of interest that exists there. The current service provisions are generally delivered on a prison by prison basis by way of either a Contract or Service Level Agreement (SLA) with an external organisation or delivered in-house through prison staff. The arrangements underpinned by SLAs have generally been renewed on an annual basis by the prison. The Authority proposes moving away from this site-by-site method, which has largely evolved over time, with a view to gaining economies of scale through a more structured regional approach. MoJ Procurement Directorate is keen to demonstrate that the general obligations such as transparency, equal treatment and non discrimination that derive directly from the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) are upheld. What these principles imply in practice is that the contract has to be “adequately” advertised and a clear form of fair competition runs thereafter. We ask if you could please respond on behalf of your organisation and indicate whether you would be likely to express an interest in attending some scoping workshops and / or participating in the tender exercise. The Procurement Directorate will use the responses received to agree the best process to engage with the market and run the competitive tender for Visitors Centre services in a number of yet to be identified HM Prison Service establishments in the Kent and Sussex, Surrey, South Central and South West regions. Visits centres offer visitors a wide range of support and information. Each establishment has a set of specific requirements which is determined by varying factors e.g. location, accessibility, category of the establishment etc. As a consequence, there are a number of complex requirements that may need to be factored into the structure of any tender for services. Initial thoughts are that a multi-year Framework Agreement(s) and simultaneous contract(s) could be proposed to be awarded to successful bidder(s), commencing in the 2nd Quarter of 2013. This method has been endorsed and implemented successfully in other areas of the country and give the establishments the flexibility to opt in as required. The engagement with establishments, stakeholders and providers will inform the future procurement and contracting strategy.

 

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Classification of the contract

75231200 Services related to the detention or rehabilitation of criminals

 

Additional information

Who to contact

Contact name Lisa Chapman

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

Address , SW1H 9HD

Telephone 0300 047 5912

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How to apply

Please send an email to the relevant buyer, lisa.chapman@noms.gsi.gov.uk, stating: Company Name: Your Name / Role: Contact email: Notice Reference Number: 2129-1-Reducing Reoffending-SE-Project Expressing an interest in attending scoping workshops: Y/N Interest in participating in a tender exercise: Y/N The buyer will then contact you with further details as they are made available.