Security Guarding Services Contract for Supreme Court, London

Security Guarding Services Contract for Supreme Court, London

It is proposed to offer and award a contract for ‘Security Guarding Services’ for the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom which is located at, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BD.

United Kingdom-London: Security services

2017/S 131-268235

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square, Westminster
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ryan Stanbrook
Telephone: +44 2079601891
NUTS code: UKI3Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
The Supreme court of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ryan Stanbrook
NUTS code: UKI32Internet address(es):Main address:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: non-ministerial government body

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: court of appeal

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom security gaurding services.

Reference number: SGS001

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

It is proposed to offer and award a contract for ‘Security Guarding Services’ for the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom which is located at, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BD.

The contract will run for an initial period of three (3) years from 1.12.2017 with a discretionary extension available from The Authority for a further two (2) years in the format of, one year plus one year. This brings the possible maximum term for The Contractor is five (5) years.

On this basis the projected value of the contract excluding VAT is between: 3 000 000 GBP and 5 000 000 GBP depending on whether the extensions are exercised.

The Supreme Court currently spends approximately 1 000 000 GBP per annum on the provision of security guarding services. In the light of recent Government cuts and budgets the court is looking to increase the competitive nature of the contracts it currently holds and all future contracts.

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.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI3
Main site or place of performance:

Parliment Square — Westminster — London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) is located on the West side of Parliament Square, and was formerly the Middlesex Guildhall. It has three storeys, as well as a lower level and a dormered attic storey with a steep hipped roof which is nine bays wide. There is also an open roof space housing much of the maintenance machinery.

Facing onto Parliament Square, the UKSC building is enclosed on two sides by buildings, on the North by The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the West by The Queen Elizabeth 2 Conference Hall. To the South is Westminster Abbey with Broad Sanctuary (the continuation of Victoria Street) running between the two. There is public access to the outside of the building on all sides. The building rises direct from the pavement so there is no curtilage to accommodate security features, although on three sides there is a moat, giving access to the lower ground floor, which has metal railings around it. Windows front onto the street at all levels of the building. The outside of the building is monitored by CCTV.

There is no permanent police presence outside the building although, due to its location, there is always a major police presence in the area, including armed police and sits in the GSZ.

The Authority wishes to enter into a Contract with the successful tenderer for the provision of guarding services. The Authority is managing this procurement process in accordance with a competitive Part B services procurement which will be conducted in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (insofar as they apply to Part B procurements) and the Treaty for the Functioning of the European Union principles of non-discrimination, equal treatment and transparency.

The Supreme Court is axiomatically unique in the United Kingdom. The nature of its operations and its remit for transparency together with controlled public access makes the provision of guarding services a sensitive and important feature of the Court.

The Supreme Court is the highest appeal court in the land and an integral part of the UK justice system. At present, the court has 12 justices and around 50 staff. In addition, there are contracted staff on site. There are three courts within the building but generally only a maximum of two are in session at any one time.

The court has a statutory duty to be ‘accessible’ to the public, and this includes public tours, opening the courts to the public and TV cameras for the first time, and use of the web and online press summaries. The UKSC is open to the public, Monday to Friday 0930 to 1630. Presently the through put of visitors per day is around 400 and can be as high as 700. This includes anything from parties of school children up to 20 or 30 strong, to groups of visiting tourists UK and foreign, and to visiting barristers, lawyers and their teams.

In addition to this, the court holds roughly 7 events a year that creates roughly 7000 extra foot fall a year. These events will be an opportunity for additional work and will have to be covered by the tenderer.

The current provision of security utilises up to 18 staff in working hours and 3 staff by night and at weekends. All staff are first aid trained, fire wardens and vetted to an appropriate level. Some key staff have additional defibrillator training. An appropriate number of staff are trained on the use of the CCTV systems and the security scanners in the reception area.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 30 %
Quality criterion – Name: Ability to meet specified service requirements / Weighting: 25 %
Quality criterion – Name: Expertise and capacity of supplier / Weighting: 20 %
Quality criterion – Name: Innovative ideas / Weighting: 15 %
Quality criterion – Name: Quality management systems / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion – Name: KPI form and SLA example / Weighting: 5 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

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.1.1)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

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

Date: 07/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/09/2017
Local time: 12:00

The UK Supreme Court.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK Supreme Court
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:



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