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Services - 252411-2019

31/05/2019    S104

United Kingdom-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2019/S 104-252411

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
National registration number: HO_PF_38191096
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 4DF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Anup Mann
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Domestic Homicide Review Readers

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Prior information notice:

DHR Readers service to provide written assessments of domestic homicide reviews.

The purpose of this prior information notice (PIN) is to inform you that the UK Home Office will be tendering for a ‘DHR Readers’ service to provide regular written assessments of Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The DHR Readers service will produce written reports assessing the quality of DHRs. These reports will be provided to the Home Office to support the work of the DHR Quality Assurance Panel.

The DHR Readers service will be required to assess approximately 100 DHRs per year (dependent on the number of DHRs submitted to the Home Office). The DHR Readers service will receive usually 8 or 9 DHRs per month to assess and will be required to provide written assessment reports within 15-21 days of receipt of the DHRs. DHR reports consist of an overview report and an executive summary. Overview reports can be anything from 15 — 150 pages long and executive summaries are usually between 10 to 50 pages.

The written assessment report should include:

— a summary of the DHR,

— comments on key aspects of the review including, for example:

—— timescales of the review,

—— scope of the review,

—— DHR panel membership,

—— involvement of family and friends in the review process, and

—— language and tone of the review,

— a list of the findings of the review,

— examples of good practice/areas for concern exemplified by the review (for example, if the review deals with a particular issue very well or, conversely, demonstrates concerning practice in how the review was conducted or drafted), and

— any recommendations for the Quality Assurance panel and/or national lessons to be highlighted.

Bidders will be required to demonstrate their knowledge, experience and expertise in domestic abuse, including DHRs. Bidders should also have experience of reviewing complex material to produce high quality, clear and concise assessments within a prescribed timeframe.

II.2.14)Additional information
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 Home Office will be holding a market engagement event to share information and identify opportunities and challenges for providers.

Time and date: Wednesday 12.6.2019, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Venue: Home Office, Peel Building, Conference Room 7, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF.

If you are interested in attending the Market Engagement event please register your interest by emailing the following address: by 11.6.2019.

Please title your email as DHR Readers Supplier Day.

Please note spaces are limited to 2 named contacts per company and a first come first served basis will be applied.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: