Secure Collection and Transportation of High Risk High Value Seized Goods

Secure Collection and Transportation of High Risk High Value Seized Goods

There will be a number of individual/single supplier engagement meetings which will be held on 19 June 2020, between 9.00 and 16.00.

United Kingdom-London: Road transport services

2020/S 109-265802

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Home Office
Postal address: 2 Marsham Street
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ian Gardner
E-mail: address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from 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

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Secure Collection and Transportation of High Risk High Value Seized Goods

Reference number: C18661

II.1.2)Main CPV code

60100000 Road transport services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Border Force, acting through the Home Office, are seeking a supplier to provide the secure collection and transportation of High Risk High Value (HRHV) items seized by them, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency and other enforcement agencies within the UK (including Northern Ireland and Juxtaposed Ports). Transportation takes place between the point of seizure (ports, airports and inland locations) to a storage location and from storage location to disposal (by a waste contractor); other movements may also take place. The service can be provided by a single supplier or a managed-service but the mode of transportation must meet the security required for the goods being moved. For some items Border Force currently use a service that meets ‘Cash in Transit’ security levels.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

60100000 Road transport services – CA68 – CB23 – FB02 – SA01
64120000 Courier services – FB02 – FB09 – RA01 – TA24

II.2.3)Place of performance

Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM and Juxtaposed controls.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office (the ‘Authority’). The Authority secures the UK border by carrying out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK and its priorities are to:

— deter and prevent individuals and goods that would harm the national interests from entering the United Kingdom (UK);

— facilitate the legitimate movement of individuals and trade to and from the UK;

— protect and collect customs revenues for trade crossing the border;

— provide excellent service to customers; and

— provide demonstrable effectiveness, efficiency and value for money.

The Authority detains or seizes goods at the border. These are sometimes adopted for onward investigation by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), National Crime Agency (NCA) or Immigration Enforcement (IE) under the appropriate legislation. HMRC, NCA and IE also detain/seize goods through their inland operations and may also require the services described.

The Authority is seeking a single supplier or managed service provider who will provide a secure, efficient, auditable end-to-end service for the movement of seized goods; act as a single point of contact for the Authority to deal with; provide services whereby the most appropriate and cost effective transportation vehicles and routes are used or suggested. The supplier will be required to deliver services and have procedures to:

— prevent the loss of any goods;

— provide temporary secure facilities;

— maintain an accurate audit trail of all its activities;

— provide value for money; and

— comply with indicative holding timelines.

The seized goods will include drugs, firearms and money and any other items that are deemed high risk high value by the Authority.

Companies which are able to offer a service solution and provide the required services are requested to send an expression of interest to Ian Gardner, Home Office Commercial at and copied to There will be a number of individual/single supplier engagement meetings which will be held on 19 June 2020, between 9.00 and 16.00 and conducted using Skype for Business (further details will be provided to those accessing meeting slots). There is no closing date for expressions of interest but please ensure you contact the Authority as early as possible and at least 48 hrs prior to 19 June 2020. Any suppliers interested in discussing this opportunity further with the Authority should register their interest by emailing Ian Gardner/Joann Sullivan and requesting access to the information (event) on the eSourcing portal. To access this further information and request a meeting you will need to register on the Authority’s eSourcing portal —

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: