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Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
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.
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.
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.
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).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Home Office uses an eSourcing toolkit to conduct its sourcing activities over the internet.
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 https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by clicking on the Register for CCS eSourcing link on the portal homepage. For technical assistance contact CCS Helpdesk:+44 3454102222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential suppliers will be required to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before they can be provided with further information.
Once registered on the CCS portal, potential suppliers are required to send an email to email@example.com 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.