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Services - 26174-2020

20/01/2020    S13

United Kingdom-London: Auction services

2020/S 013-026174

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Secretary of State for the Home Department
Postal address: Home Office 2 Marsham Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1P 4DF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ian Gardner
E-mail: ian.gardner3@homeoffice.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.gov.uk
I.3)Communication
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
II.1.1)Title:

Sale of Vehicles and Goods (SOVG)

Reference number: C15134
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79342400 Auction services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

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, in the course of its operations, it may detain or seize goods and vehicles which will require disposal, destruction, recycling or selling. The Authority is seeking a managed service provider or a prime contractor who will provide a secure, efficient, auditable end-to-end service for the sale of seized goods and vehicles including ‘exceptional’ items when necessary.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90500000 Refuse and waste related services
34137000 Second-hand goods vehicles
90513300 Refuse incineration services
79957000 Auction organisation services
90514000 Refuse recycling services
79342400 Auction services
34115300 Second-hand transport vehicles
50117300 Reconditioning services of vehicles
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations within the United Kingdom.

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 vehicles and/or 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 managed service provider or a prime contractor who will provide a secure, efficient, auditable end-to-end service for the sale of seized vehicles and/or goods; act as a single point of contact for the Authority to deal with and handle ‘exceptional’ items; provide services whereby vehicles are ‘put right’ prior to sale; provide dismantling of vehicles if the most appropriate route and then onward selling of parts or destruction. The primary supplier will be required deliver services and have procedures to:

— prevent the loss of any goods/vehicles,

— maintain an accurate audit trail of all its activities,

— provide proof of sale/price achieved or destruction certificates,

— provide value for money; and comply with indicative holding timelines.

Items previously sold by the Authority have included: gold bullion, toilet rolls, garden sheds and concrete blocks. Indicative quantities will be provided as part of the further engagement activity.

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 ian.gardner3@homeoffice.gov.uk

You will then be given access to further information via the Authority’s eSourcing portal — https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage

The closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is 4.2.2020 at 14.00. Supplier engagement 121s will be held on 11.2.2020 and/or 12.2.2020 and will take place in Soapworks, Colgate Lane, Salford M5 3FS. Any suppliers interested in attending the events should register their interest by emailing Ian Gardner and requesting access to the information (event) on the eSourcing portal.

II.2.14)Additional information

Home Office Immigration and Enforcement, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) may be participating authorities.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/05/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:

Please note that this is a request for information only. The Home Office does not undertake to enter into any contractual agreement on the basis of this prior information notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/01/2020