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United Kingdom-Kidlington: Custody services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
Provision of Custodial Healthcare Services (incl Ad-Hoc Operational Support)
Arrival in custody with physical/mental vulnerabilities such as alcohol/drug-related abuse/misuse can provide a gateway to healthcare services but is not an appropriate place to assess/treat. Service shall provide fully qualified Healthcare Professionals to the 8 custody suites in the TVP area to assess treat and signpost detainees to ensure fitness for detention/charging and needs to fully integrate with NHS, social care and voluntary sector providers of health and social support.
Oxfordshire — Abingdon, Banbury; Berkshire — Newbury, Maidenhead, Reading (Lower Earley); Buckinghamshire — Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes.
The service shall provide fully qualified and trained healthcare professionals to the 8 custody suites in the TVP area to assess treat and signpost Detainees to ensure fitness for detention/charging and needs to fully integrate with NHS, social care and voluntary sector providers of health and social support. These staff may be embedded or mobile. The tender process will be a full EU Restricted process, a 2 stage process:
Stage 1: Request for Information (RFI);
Stage 2: Request for Quotation (RFQ) with the opportunity for clarification questions throughout. Evaluation will be via a panel of medical and criminal justice staff with expertise in their various fields.
PIN without call for comp only at this stage to alert and gauge the market and provide a conduit for potential service providers to express an interest. The current contract expires 31.5.2020. The formal tender process is planned to commence mid-2019, all expressions of interest should be notified via EU Supply. Any subsequent contract will be for a maximum of 4 years (2 + 1 + 1) commencing in June 2020.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The purpose of this PIN is to obtain a better understanding of the current market and identify potential service providers and their initial capabilities and gauge interest in a four (4) year (2 + 1 + 1) contract.
Interested operators must inform the Contracting Entity of their expression of interest in this service provision by the deadline of Monday 18.3.2019 at 12:00 midday via the EU Supply (Bluelight) portal https://uk.eu-supply.com
Any subsequent procurement action will be competed under current EU rules and directives in force at the time of publication by electronic means via the EU Supply (Bluelight) portal https://uk.eu-supply.com
All correspondence must be in UK English.