Published date: 5 February 2019

This notice was replaced on 11 August 2022

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Awarded contract (published 11 August 2022)

Closed early engagement

Contract summary


  • Trust and custody services - 66160000

  • Administrative healthcare services - 75122000

  • Supply services of nursing personnel - 79624000

    • Supply services of medical personnel - 79625000

    • Services provided by medical personnel - 85141000

Location of contract

South East

Procurement reference


Published date

5 February 2019

Closing date

18 March 2019

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Arrival in custody with physical/mental vulnerabilities such as alcohol/drug related abuse/misuse can provide a gateway to healthcare services but is not an appropriate place to assess/treat. The Service shall provide fully qualified Healthcare Professionals to the 8 Custody Suites in the TVP area to assess, treat & signpost Detainees to ensure fitness for detention/charging & needs to fully integrate with NHS, Social Care & Voluntary Sector providers of health & social support. These staff may be embedded or mobile. The Tender process will be a full EU Restricted process, a 2 stage process, Stage 1; Request for Information (RFI), Stage 2; Request for Quotation (RFQ) with the opportunity for clarification questions throughout. Evaluation will be via a panel of Medical and Criminal Justice staff with expertise in their various fields. This PIN without call for comp only at this stage is to alert & gauge the market & provide a conduit for potential service providers to express an interest. The current contract expires 31/05/2020. The formal tender process is planned to commence mid 2019, all expressions of interest should be notified via EU Supply. Any subsequent contract will be for a maximum of 4 years (2+1+1) commencing in June 2020. The purpose of this PIN is to obtain a better understanding of the current market and identify potential service providers and their initial capabilities and gauge interest in a four (4) year (2+1+1) contract. Interested operators must inform the contracting entity of their expression of interest in this service provision by the deadline of Monday 18th March 2019 at 12:00 Midday via the EU Supply (Bluelight) portal Any subsequent procurement action will be competed under current EU rules and directives in force at the time of publication by electronic means via the EU Supply (Bluelight) portal
All correspondence must be in UK English.

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Estimated value £11,200,000.00 GBP ex VAT

About the buyer


Thames Valley Police, Procurement Services - Operational
Meadow House, HQ North