Published date: 23 June 2022

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: 26 July 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Trust and custody services - 66160000

  • Custody services - 66162000

  • Imprisonment services - 75231210

    • Prison services - 75231230

    • Public security, law and order services - 75240000

    • Supply services of personnel including temporary staff - 79620000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£4,000,000 to £6,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

23 June 2022

Closing date

26 July 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

27 July 2022

Contract end date

31 August 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Derbyshire Constabulary and Crime Commissioner are seeking to outsource the Provision of Civilian Detention Officers (CDOs) in Custody within their force authority area.
This is within the secure estate of a police custody suites. As such it is ancillary to the role the police have of investigating crime. In this respect the Police are strictly governed by legislation in particular the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and its Codes of Practice. This places a specific legal responsibility on the Custody Officer who is responsible for ensuring the legal process is discharged and has a strict duty of care to all detainees.
The overall management of the contract to provide custody support is viewed as a partnership between the contracting authority and the successful bidder. The services provided will be effective, efficient, and meet the needs of the stakeholders and users, with CDO cover in line with agreed staffing levels and the appropriate balance of male and female CDO's for each team.

Management practices will be supportive, innovative, and flexible and promote a 'can do' attitude with a strong focus on service delivery and performance improvement.

The Contracting Authority is seeking to expand the service currently provided by CDOs to include level 3 and 4 observations and detainee escorts to hospital to support a police officer.

About the buyer

Contact name

Rob Atkinson


Derbyshire Constabulary
Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3RS


+44 3001225371