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Services - 331911-2018

31/07/2018    S145

United Kingdom-London: Probation services

2018/S 145-331911

Prior information notice

This notice is a call for competition

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Justice.
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
NUTS code: UKL WALES
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rob Price or Margherita Bassanese
E-mail: probationcommercialteam@Justice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2033343555
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Intervention services for resettlement and rehabilitation

Reference number: prj_2707
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75231240 Probation services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Ministry of Justice intends to retender the intervention and rehabilitation services in Wales which form part of probation services. The services to be procured are expected to comprise:

— Provision of unpaid work schemes (also known as community payback) and all accredited programmes (except sex offender treatment programmes),

— Co-ordination, delivery and facilitation of access to rehabilitation services, including as part of rehabilitation activity requirements,

— Working with National Probation Service and Prisons to provide and facilitate access to support to offenders in custody pre and post-release from prison, and,

— Working with partners to reduce crime and protect the public, including the National Probation Service, Prisons, the Police, Courts, other criminal justice agencies and wider partners such as local authorities and health providers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Intervention services for resettlement and rehabilitation

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75231240 Probation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
NUTS code: UKL WALES
Main site or place of performance:

Additional CPV code(s):

75231200-6

75230000-7

75100000-7

75240000-0

80500000

85000000-9

85100000

85300000-2

75231230-5

75200000 -8

80310000

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Probation services are at the heart of an effective criminal justice system. They deliver the orders of the court, protect the public from harm and rehabilitate offenders. Whether an offender receives a community sentence or is sent to prison, probation will be central to ensuring that justice is done and criminals become law-abiding members of society. For many offenders, community sentences are a more effective option than prison, but if these punishments are to fulfil their potential it is vital they are properly delivered and enforced, that offenders are effectively supervised and that the courts, victims and the public have confidence in the ability of probation to do this.

The Ministry of Justice intends to retender the intervention and rehabilitation services in Wales which form part of probation services. The services to be procured are expected to comprise:

— Provision of unpaid work schemes (also known as community payback) and all accredited programmes (except sex offender treatment programmes),

— Co-ordination, delivery and facilitation of access to rehabilitation services, including as part of rehabilitation activity requirements,

— Working with National Probation Service and Prisons to provide and facilitate access to support to offenders in custody pre and post-release from prison, and,

— Working with partners to reduce crime and protect the public, including the National Probation Service, Prisons, the Police, Courts, other criminal justice agencies and wider partners such as local authorities and health providers.

The delivery of these services will be to all offenders who are identified as suitable for the intervention(s) by the National Probation Service or prisons in Wales. Offenders will be drawn from across the offender cohort in Wales and allocated to specific interventions in accordance with Probation Service assessment and the sentence of the court.

Although criminal justice in Wales is not devolved, vital agencies such as healthcare, education and social services are, and probation relies heavily on close working relationships with these key organisations. Due to the unique arrangements in Wales, the decision has been made that in the future the NPS will assume responsibility for the management of all offenders in Wales. Intervention and rehabilitation services would then be separately procured.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Selection criteria to be as stated in future procurement documents

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria to be as stated in future procurement documents

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Selection criteria to be as stated in future procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria to be as stated in future procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 30/08/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:
30/06/2019

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The procurement activity is expected to commence in 2019 with the new contract(s) to be operational from the end of 2020. This also includes a transition period of approximate six months. Please note that this procurement is separate to the procurement of probation services in England.

The Ministry of Justice is undertaking service and contract design activity in the coming months and would encourage the inputs of interested suppliers. As such we are organising structured market engagement activity over September and October.

The launch event is planned to be held in Cardiff on the 3rd September.

Please register your interest to attend the launch event in Cardiff via email to:

probationcommercialteam@justice.go.uk

When emailing us, please quote the PIN number related to the opportunity you are interested in.

A briefing pack will be issued to all suppliers registering for the events by 30.8.2018.

The launch event will be followed by a series of thematic discussions, further information will be provided in the briefing pack with instructions on how to register and attend. The thematic events will broadly be split into service and commercial model.

For any information on this opportunity, please contact, the Probation Programme procurement team at probationcommercialteam@justice.gov.uk.

Additional market engagement activity with voluntary sector organisations operating in the justice sector will be undertaken in collaboration with Clinks.

Services will be procured by one or more contracts – this will be confirmed at contract notice stage.

It is our intention that the services being awarded are listed within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and pursuant to regulation 74 of those Regulations will be subject to the Light Touch Regime.

This PIN is being issued for Market Testing and Engagement purposes and details pertaining to the proposed procurement will be set out in the contract notice that we currently anticipate will be issued early 2019.

These proposed contracts will be to cover Wales only.

The duration of the contracts is estimated at present and will be confirmed in the contract notice.

The total value of the contracts, is indicative per annum at present, and based on an estimated range of between 45 000 000 GBP and 65 000 000 GBP over the full term of the contracts. This will similarly be confirmed in the contract notice...

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Justice
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/07/2018