United Kingdom-London: Accommodation services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office
Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract (AASC).
This procurement is for the provision of Asylum Accommodation and Support Services for persons claiming asylum, those granted refugee status and others who have failed in their asylum application, who otherwise be destitute. There will be 7 separate lots each with an identical requirement but varying in volumes. Separate contracts will be awarded in each of the named UK Visas and Immigration regions. These services will include the provision of Accommodation, Transport and Service User Support.
Local capacity to support asylum applicants, familiarity with community cohesion and proximity to Local Authorities, and local voluntary and social groups are some of the key considerations.
The Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contracts are expected to be in place by December 2018 to allow adequate time period for Mobilisation and Transition for full service delivery to commence in September 2019 when the current contracts expire.
Midlands and East of England
Midlands and East of England.
This procurement is for the provision of Asylum Accommodation and Support Services for persons claiming asylum, granted refugee status and others who have failed in their asylum application, who would otherwise be destitute.
The basis of having 7 regions was to create contract regions of sufficient scope and scale to enable consistent and efficient service delivery whilst at the same time reflecting the unique particular characteristics and operating environments of the devolved administrations and regions of England.
The Authority is not responsible for any bidding costs incurred by potential suppliers in respect of participating in this procurement. The Authority reserves the right to abandon the competitive process and not award any contract, make any changes it sees as reasonable to the competition, remove and/or amend element(s) from the scope of their requirements and accept or reject any tender.
North East, Yorkshire and the Humber
North East, Yorkshire and the Humber.
All regions in Northern Ireland.
All regions in Scotland.
South of England.
All regions in Wales.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Respondents are requested to express interest by 17.12.2017 13:00 GMT. The process for expression of interest and requesting further information is set out below.
For the avoidance of doubt, please note that Respondents are required to express an interest separately for this competition regardless of their involvement in the previous Market Engagement activities for this project. Any such involvement does not constitute an expression of interest for the competition advertised in this notice.
The Home Office uses an eSourcing toolkit to enable its sourcing activities to be conducted over the internet. In order to express an interest process, please follow the steps set out below.
The procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS e-Sourcing’.
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering and who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers.
Once registered, organisations wishing to participate in the tender must send an email to: email@example.com. The email should be entitled ‘AASC — Expression of Interest’ and contain the following details: your organisation's name, your contact name, e-mail address and telephone number. Any expressions of interest not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected.
The Authority requires Respondents to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in order to be invited to participate in the competition for this procurement.
On receipt of an email detailed above, the Authority will provide access to the NDA document through the eSourcing portal. The Authority requires Respondents to download and re-attach a signed copy of the NDA to the event. When saving the ‘PDF’ document, please ensure that you include the Respondents organisation's name in the file name.
Once a correctly signed NDA is received by the Authority, Respondents will be invited to the Request for Information (RFI) Event and will be able to access all of the project documentation.
Any clarification requests must be submitted no later than 8.12.2017, 13:00 GMT.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite contact; Crown Commercial Service Help-desk: freephone: +44 345 410 2222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note Northern Ireland is presented to the nearest 50 000 000 GBP as it is the smallest lot. All other values presented to the nearest 100 000 000 GBP. Therefore the total does not equal the sum of the lots due to rounding.