Services - 283783-2023

12/05/2023    S92

United Kingdom-London: Probation services

2023/S 092-283783

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Justice (UK)
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
NUTS code: UKL Wales
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Commercial Contract Management Directorate - Probation Dynamic Framework
Telephone: +44 2033343555
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

DF Circles of Support and Accountability for South Central

Reference number: prj_9021
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75231240 Probation services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

In June 2020 the Ministry of Justice established the Probation Services Dynamic Framework (PSDF) to allow the Authority and Participating Bodies to purchase services to deliver rehabilitative and resettlement Interventions. The Dynamic Framework and subsequent Call-Off Competitions are conducted pursuant to Section 7 of the PCR 2015 (Social and Other Specific Services) the 'Light Touch Regime'. The Supplier shall provide specialist support to people on probation convicted of sexual or sexually motivated offences, improving their emotional well-being by strengthening relationships and community ties. Circles of Support and Accountability is a model for reintegrating high risk people convicted of sexual offences back into the community. Social isolation is a risk factor for sexual offending and the CoSA model seeks to strengthen reintegration and help people develop social networks whilst holding them accountable for their behaviour in the future.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 501 750.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75231240 Probation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ1 Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
NUTS code: UKJ12 Milton Keynes
NUTS code: UKJ13 Buckinghamshire CC
NUTS code: UKJ14 Oxfordshire
NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
NUTS code: UKJ32 Southampton
NUTS code: UKJ37 North Hampshire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Managing people convicted of sexual offences is a key priority for the Probation Service. Sexual offending causes significant harm to victims and it is essential that we are able to use the most appropriate and effective measures available to manage risk, and support individuals to reduce their likelihood of further sexual offending in the future. Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) offer a way of engaging communities in a positive way to rehabilitate and hold to account those convicted of serious sexual offences. This involves engaging trained and well supported Volunteers to offer social contact, guidance and accountability.

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a service which supports people convicted of sexual offences, improving their emotional well-being by strengthening relationships and community ties.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: All / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: Approach to Service Delivery / Weighting: 30%
Quality criterion - Name: Supplier Personnel Skills and Continuity / Weighting: 25%
Quality criterion - Name: Risk Management and Information Sharing / Weighting: 25%
Quality criterion - Name: Implementation / Weighting: 20%
Price - Weighting: Price per Quality Point
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Individual thresholds were set for each technical questions posed. There was no overall Total Quality Threshold set.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 114-277986
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 22329
Lot No: 7

DF Circles of Support and Accountability for South Central

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Circles South East
Postal address: Baptist House, 129 Broadway
Town: Didcot
NUTS code: UKJ14 Oxfordshire
Postal code: OX11 8XD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 501 750.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 501 750.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: High Court
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: