Published date: 4 December 2017

Last edited date: 4 December 2017

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 17 December 2017

Contract summary


  • Letting services of short-stay furnished accommodation - 55250000

  • Road transport services - 60100000

  • Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis - 70300000

    • Miscellaneous business and business-related services - 79900000

    • Health and social work services - 85000000

    • Accommodation services - 98341000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

Value of contract

£3,000,000,000 to £4,000,000,000

Procurement reference

AASC Procurement

Published date

4 December 2017

Closing date

17 December 2017

Contract start date

1 September 2019

Contract end date

31 August 2029

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive procedure with negotiation (above threshold)

Anyone may ask to participate, but only those who are pre-selected will be invited to submit initial tenders and to negotiate.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



This procurement is for the provision of Asylum Accommodation and Support Services for persons claiming asylum, those granted refugee status and others who have failed in their asylum application, who otherwisebe destitute. There will be 7 separate lots each with an identical requirement but varying in volumes. Separatecontracts will be awarded in each of the named UK Visas and Immigration regions. These services will include the provision of Accommodation, Transport and Service User Support.
Local capacity to support asylum applicants, familiarity with community cohesion and proximity to Local Authorities, and local voluntary and social groups are some of the key considerations.
The Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contracts are expected to be in place by December 2018 to allow adequate time period for Mobilisation and Transition for full service delivery to commence in September 2019 when the current contracts expire.

More information

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About the buyer

Contact name

AASC Procurement Team


2 Marsham Street