Services - 320589-2018

24/07/2018    S140    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Other community, social and personal services

2018/S 140-320589

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: Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
Postal address: City Hall, The Queens Walk
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: SE1 2AA
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Providing Integrated Victim and Witness Services for London

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

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to inform providers, suppliers and other interested parties of the authority’s intention to commission the provision of integrated support for victims and witnesses in London, such as:

— Assessment and referral,

— Support for victims of crime,

— Specialist support for victims and survivors of domestic violence,

— Restorative Justice,

— Pre-trial information and support for witnesses.

Potential providers, specialists and other interested parties are invited to engage with the authority to inform the integrated service design and specification.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 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: UKI
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A Safer City for All Londoners: Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021* puts victims at the heart of everything MOPAC does and is a golden thread through the plan, making significant commitments regarding the provision of better services and improving the experience of the criminal justice service for victims of crime.


MOPAC, the Ministry of Justice and London Councils have signed a Memorandum of Understanding** relating to justice devolution. This included commitments around the devolution of pre-trial and outreach support for witnesses in London, and to cooperate on developing an integrated service delivery model for victims and witnesses in London.


The London Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2018-2021*** set out commitments to reduce the prevalence and impact of violence against women and girls, through prevention and challenging cultural norms, tackling perpetrators by bringing them to justice and putting interventions in place to address their behaviours, and protecting and supporting victims, including through Independent Domestic Violence Advisor provision, across London.


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MOPAC has initiated a programme to increase support for victims experiencing significant harm, including serious violence, and for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses. MOPAC’s objective is to improve current provision, and deliver an integrated, accessible, responsive, quality support offer for:

— victims of crime, to aid their ability to cope and recover from the experience and reduce their risk of re-victimisation, and

— witnesses, so they are able to attend court and give their best evidence.

MOPAC therefore intends to commission the provision of seamless, end-to-end support for victims and witnesses in London, including enhanced, specialist support for victims of the most serious crime, persistently targeted victims, and vulnerable or intimidated victims and witnesses. The range of support is likely to include:

— Assessment and referral,

— Support for victims of crime,

— Specialist support for victims and survivors of domestic violence,

— Restorative Justice,

— Pre-trial information and support for all witnesses attending court, including defence witnesses.

MOPAC would like to invite interested parties to register for a Market Engagement Event with a further two smaller events also planned. Further information will be made available (to those who register) prior to the events.

Procurement Process

The services are to be commissioned through an open, competitive procurement process and the indicative procurement timetable for the provision of Integrated Victim and Witness Services for London is:

Prior Information Notice (PIN) submitted to OJEU, published on Contracts Finder 20.7.2018

1st Market Engagement Event @ etc.venue, Monument 7.8.2018

2nd Market Engagement Event @ City Hall 14.8.2018

3rd Market Engagement Event @ City Hall 20.8.2018

Invitation to tender issued Early October 2018

Bidder Event (tbc) Late October 2018

Deadline for submissions November 2018

Presentation by tenderer(s) Early December 2018

Notification of results of tender evaluation to tenderers and decision to award contract January 2019

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:

Market Engagement Events

The main Market Engagement event will be held on 7 August for the whole day. 2 further Market Engagement events on 14 and 20 August will be afternoon events. No more than two delegates from each organisation will be permitted. To attend, please sign up via:

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Further information

All queries and questions can be raised via email to the address given in section I.1)

All queries and questions (without identifying the source) and their responses will be made available to all those that register an interest.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: