4th December 2019
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) are looking for providers for a probation services framework valued at a total of £1.26 billion.
This framework is divided into 12 lots. Tenders can be submitted for multiple lots.
The MoJ is seeking providers for high volume standardised interventions and rehabilitative services. these services will cover unpaid work, accredited programmes and other structured interventions in the areas of emotional management, domestic abuse and attitude, thinking and behaviours. Successful candidates will work in collaboration with the National Probation Service to improve the quality and the innovation of the delivery of services.
This procurement will be carried out by the MoJ in accordance with the ‘Light Touch Regime’ As such it will include a qualification stage followed by an award stage made up of an invitation to tender, face to face meetings and a best and final offer.
In accordance with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, the MoJ must consider:
The stages of this tender is as follows:
Lots are awarded on the following rules:
Successful SQ applicants will join the Qualification List, which addresses lot failure during the procurement. If a lot does not receive any suitable tenders, the MoJ will lift the market share rule for the failed lot and will invite Bidders on the Qualification List who meet the financial standing rule, to submit proposals via a mini-competition for the failed lots on the same or substantially similar basis as the main procurement.
Following contract award, all Suppliers will join a Contingency Panel. In the event of contract failure in one or more lots (a Failed Lot), the MoJ may choose to invite the Suppliers on the Contingency Panel to participate in a mini-competition for the Failed Lot.
Displayed below is a breakdown of key dates within this procurement:
|Deadline for receipt of Bidders SQ submissions
|16th December 2019 (noon)
Bidders to participate in the ITT Stage
|27th January 2020
|Deadline for receipt of Bidders' Initial Tenders
|13th March 2020 (noon)
|Notification of successful Bidders to progress to Clarification Stage
|15th May 2020
|Deadline for receipt of Bidders' BAFO submissions
|7th August 2020
|Notification of successful and unsuccessful
Bidders at BAFO Stage
|Anticipated Contract award
|Anticipated Contract Operational Services
Listed below is a breakdown of the lots:
Lot Lot Title Value Duration 1 Probation Delivery Partner (North East) £66 million 8 years 2 Probation Delivery Partner (North West) £107 million 8 years 3 Probation Delivery Partner (Yorkshire & Humberside) £123 million 8 years 4 Probation Delivery Partner (Wales £91 million 8 years 5 Probation Delivery Partner (West Midlands) £131 million 8 years 6 Probation Delivery Partner (East Midlands) £84 million 8 years 7 Probation Delivery Partner (South West) £95 milllion 8 years 8 Probation Delivery Partner (South Central) £81 million 8 years 9 Probation Delivery Partner (East of England) £141 million 8 years 10 Probation Delivery Partner (London) £184 million 8 years 11 Probation Delivery Partner (Kent, Surrey & Sussex) £83 million 8 years 12 Probation Delivery Partner (Greater Manchester) £77 million 8 years
Listed below are the mandatory/core services:
delivery of Building Better Relationships (BBR) and Thinking Skills Programme (TSP);delivery of Unpaid Work requirements; delivery of the following Accredited Programmes in areas where they are currently delivered: Resolve, Drink Impaired Drivers Programme (DIDP), Building Skills for Recovery (BSR),Breaking Free Online; design and delivery of structured interventions in the areas of emotional management, domestic abuse and attitudes, thinking and behaviours (ATB).
There are also some optional services such as:
designing, testing and delivering of new interventions (including working with the Authorityto achieve accreditation of that new intervention); delivery of additional Accredited Programmes; delivery ofadditional structured interventions in the areas of emotional management, attitude, thinking and behaviours(ATB) and domestic abuse.
The deadline for submission of tenders is 16 December. However, with the upcoming General Election, this could be postponed.
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