Services - 494334-2022

09/09/2022    S174

United Kingdom-London: Probation services

2022/S 174-494334

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 Finance, Benefits and Debt for Hampshire - South Central

Reference number: prj_7649
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75231240 Probation services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority had Finance, Benefits and Debt services for People on Probation ensuring that People on Probation have sufficient lawfully obtained money to live on is key to their rehabilitation, but some individuals will face significant problems achieving that financial security. Previous statistics suggest over 23,000 People on Probation had financial problems linked to offending such as low incomes, debt, disrupted access to benefits advice and insufficient income on release from prison. Ensuring that these individuals have sufficient, lawfully obtained money to live on and are able to manage their debts is key to rehabilitation and some will benefit from support to overcome significant problems in achieving that financial security.

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: 980 289.48 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth
NUTS code: UKJ32 Southampton
NUTS code: UKJ37 North Hampshire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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'.

Ensuring that People on Probation are able to manage their own finance, benefits and debt needs is key to their rehabilitation. However, some People on Probation will face significant problems achieving financial security. Finance, Benefit and Debt issues are linked to offending for almost half of People on Probation. Therefore, some People on Probation will benefit from support to overcome problems in achieving financial security.

One of the key priorities for the Ministry of Justice Outcome Delivery Plan 2021/22 is to ‘End rough sleeping through more effective prevention and crisis intervention services and reduce homelessness by enabling local authorities to fully meet their statutory duties’. Research has shown that being in debt makes it more difficult to obtain and sustain accommodation and employment.: “Debt and crime thus reinforce each other in a negative way” (Van Beek 2021), negatively contributing to the overall government objective to reduce reoffending.

Finance, Benefit and Debt Services can be delivered as part of a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement (RAR) whereby a specified number of RAR Activity Days will be allocated by the Probation Service for those subject to a Community Sentence or Suspended Sentence Order. Any Sessions delivered as part of a RAR Activity Day or as a mandated Licence or Post Sentence Supervision appointment will be Enforceable.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Specification Compliance / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding the Local Landscape / Weighting: Weighting 20% - Threshold 60
Quality criterion - Name: Delivering Services to People on Probation / Weighting: Weighting 30% - Threshold 60
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of Staff / Weighting: Weighting 20% - Threshold 60
Quality criterion - Name: Risk Management and Information Sharing / Weighting: Weighting 5% - Threshold 40
Quality criterion - Name: a) Equalities b) Equalities / Weighting: a)Pass/Fail b)Weigh15% Thres60
Quality criterion - Name: Implementation / Weighting: Weighting 10% - Threshold 40
Price - Weighting: Highest Quality Conforming
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

- The Authority reserved the right to exclude tenders that did not achieve a total quality score of 60.

- The Authority reserved the right to exclude tenders that did not achieve an individual quality criteria threshold.

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

The specific evaluation and award criteria for each competition were detailed in full in the procurement documents for the call off competition. The procurement documents are published through the Authority's esourcing portal.

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


DF Finance, Benefits and Debt for Hampshire - 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
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Ingeus UK Limited
Town: Greater London
NUTS code: UKI31 Camden and City of London
Postal code: E1 8HG
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 980 289.48 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

In accordance with the Framework Agreement, the Supplier is entitled to sub-contract its obligations under this Call-Off Contract to Key Sub-contractors declared in the Invitation to Tender and Call Off Contract. The Parties agree that they will periodically update records of any Key Sub-contractors appointed by the Supplier with the consent of the Customer after the Call-Off Commencement Date.

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: