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04/07/2015    S127

United Kingdom-Folkestone: Public security, law and order services

2015/S 127-232901

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Home Office
Postal address: Martello House, Shearway Business Park
Town: Folkestone
Postal code: CT19 4RH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Amanda Hallinan
Telephone: +44 1303299304

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Freight Searching, Searching of Persons, Escorting and Detention Services in Northern France.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 23: Investigation and security services, except armoured car services
Nord Pas de Calais Region.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Home Office Border Force has a requirement for an external contractor to provide security services to its operational activities in the Ports of Calais and Dunkerque in Northern France. Arrangements made under clauses 40 and 41 of the Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 allows for the examination of freight vehicles by an agent appointed by the Crown.
The Home Office Border Force is required to control immigration into the UK by identifying and denying admission to people entering or attempting to enter in breach of the Immigration Rules and to reduce the flow of people seeking to evade the immigration control. This is achieved by effective deployment of freight searching teams with either detection technology provided by Border Force or Dog Teams provided by another contractor appointed by Border Force. The Services also include detention and escorting of detainees.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 15 000 000 EUR


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75240000 Public security, law and order services, 75240000 Public security, law and order services, 75242000 Public law and order services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
Please note this is a request for information only. The contracting authority does not undertake to enter into any contractual agreement on the basis of this prior information notice.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
The proposed contract services are currently provided by a contractor with staff and operations in France. The Authority envisages that staff working under the current service (including any transfer of staff to a new contractor) may be subject to applicable French law. Tenderers are expected to take their own view and legal advice on this matter.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: