Services - 32398-2016

30/01/2016    S21

United Kingdom-Croydon: Security services

2016/S 021-032398

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: 7th Floor, Long Corridor, 40 Wellesley Road
Town: Croydon
Postal code: CR9 2BY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Escorting and Travel Services Re-Procurement Project Team
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
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

Provision of In-Country and Overseas Escorting, operation and management of Short Term Holding Facilities and Holding Rooms and related services; and the provision of Travel Services for Removals.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79710000 Security services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Home Office is responsible, under the Immigration Act 1971 and the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, for detaining and/or enforcing the removal of certain persons (Detainees) from the United Kingdom.

In order to facilitate the removal of detainees from the UK, it is necessary to provide sufficient escort and transportation staff to enable their safe and secure passage. This often entails the provision of transportation for detainees and escorts who will travel with them to their final destination and hand them over to the appropriate authorities. This will include vulnerable detainees, (e.g. with a medical condition), as well as those who refuse to leave the UK voluntarily and those being removed on chartered flights.

The Home Office is seeking commercial partner(s) for the provision of a number of distinct, but fully integrated, in-country and overseas detainee escorting, holding room management services and a range of travel booking services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60000000 Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
79993000 Building and facilities management services
63515000 Travel services
79713000 Guard services
98341000 Accommodation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Home Office is seeking commercial partner(s) for the provision of a number of (but not limited to) services listed below:

— The escorting of detainees within the UK and overseas;

— Management of detainees detained at holding rooms and Short-term Holding Facilities;

— Providing a range of travel services (predominantly booking of scheduled and chartered flights) relating to immigration services.

The inclusion of similar services for other Government Departments is being considered. The estimated contract value of 500 000 000 GBP (Section II.1.5)) is an estimated total for the Escorting and Travel Services. This also includes purchase costs for Tickets of approximately 200 000 000 GBP.

Escorting and Travel Services are likely to be split into 2 separate procurements. As such, a Travel Services specific Industry Day is planned for 4.2.2016. One-on-one meetings will take place on 4.2.2016 or 5.2.2016.

Details for a separate Industry Day for Escorting Services will follow in due course.

II.2.14)Additional information

Please note that a Prior Information Notice (2015/S 127-232899) was published on 4.7.2015; please ensure you review this notice and subsequent amendments.

Under the EU Procurement Directive 2014, the standard notice forms have been changed. For the purpose of compliance, the Home Office is re-publishing its PIN using this new form.

To express interest please refer to Section VI.3).

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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Home Office uses an eSourcing toolkit to conduct its sourcing activities over the internet.

Step 1.

Any organisation intending to submit an expression of interest must be registered (unless already registered) as a supplier with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) eSourcing Portal. To register, visit the portal's login page at by clicking on the Register for CCS eSourcing link on the portal homepage. For technical assistance contact CCS Helpdesk:+44 3454102222 or email:

Potential suppliers will be required to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before they can be provided with further information.

Step 2.

Once registered on the CCS portal, potential suppliers are required to send an email to following which they will be given access to the NDA event. The email must include contact details (email address and phone number) of the person who can be contacted on this matter.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: