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United Kingdom-London: Auction services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Sale of Vehicles and Goods (SOVG)
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.
Various locations within the United Kingdom.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Home Office Immigration and Enforcement, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) may be participating authorities.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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.