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Services - 62355-2019

08/02/2019    S28    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Kidlington: Custody services

2019/S 028-062355

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: Thames Valley Police
National registration number: VAT – GB 180 5571 07
Postal address: Police HQ North, Meadow House, The Boulevard, Lang
Town: Kidlington, Oxon
NUTS code: UKJ1
Postal code: OX5 1NZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Via EU Supply only

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of Custodial Healthcare Services (incl Ad-Hoc Operational Support)

Reference number: 33606
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 11 200 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ1
Main site or place of performance:

Oxfordshire — Abingdon, Banbury; Berkshire — Newbury, Maidenhead, Reading (Lower Earley); Buckinghamshire — Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.14)Additional information

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.

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: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional 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

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

All correspondence must be in UK English.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: