Published date: 23 June 2015

Closed early engagement



Closing date: 23 February 2018

Contract summary

Industry

  • Canteen and catering services - 55500000

  • Special-purpose road passenger-transport services - 60130000

  • Security services - 79710000

    • Building and facilities management services - 79993000

    • Education and training services - 80000000

    • Accommodation, building and window cleaning services - 90911000

    • Recreational, cultural and sporting services - 92000000

    • Religious services - 98131000

    • Accommodation services - 98341000

Location of contract

South East

Procurement reference

HO/15/05/PIN

Published date

23 June 2015

Closing date

23 February 2018

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No


Description

Contract for the provision of operational, management and maintenance services at Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre, Brook House Immigration Removal Centre and Cedars Pre-Departure Accommodation.


More information

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The Authority is responsible, under the Immigration Act 1971 and the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, for detaining and/or enforcing the removal of certain persons (Detainees), being persons detained under the 1971 Act and assigned by the Authority to the Immigration Removal Centre from the United Kingdom.
The Immigration Enforcement Directorate of the Authority is responsible for the provision of bed space, escorting services and electronic monitoring. At any one time, approximately 3,400 Detainees are held overnight in one of ten Immigration Removal Centres, two residential Short Term Holding Facilities, a pre-departure accommodation, prisons and police stations across the United Kingdom. In addition, persons can be detained for shorter periods of time in Short Term Holding Facilities (Rooms) at Reporting Centres, air and sea ports, including locations overseas at the juxtaposed controls in Calais and Coquelles.
The Authority is seeking commercial partners to provide a range of services related to the provision of centres in the West Sussex area.
Two Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) are situated on the perimeter of Gatwick Airport. Brook House IRC accommodates approximately 448 male detainees and Tinsley House IRC accommodates approximately 119 male detainees and 35 family members (over the age of 18). The Authority is looking to maximise the efficient use of its immigration estate and may increase/decrease capacity at these sites in future. Services at the IRCs include (but are not limited to):
- Overall management of the Immigration Removal Centres;
- Security & Guarding services;
- Local escorting and hospital bed watches;
- Recreational. Sporting and Educational facilities;
- Catering and Shop Services;
- Religious and welfare facilities;
- Provision of furniture and equipment; and
- Facilities Management and Cleaning Services;
- Hard & soft landscaping services.

In addition the Authority requires services to be provided at Cedars Pre Departure Accommodation (PDA), which is situated at Pease Pottage, Crawley. This site provides short term pre departure accommodation for families, with children under the age of 18. Services at the PDA include (but are not limited to):
- Overall management of the Immigration Removal Centres;
- Security & Guarding services;
- Local escorting and hospital bed watches;
- Catering and Shop Services;
- Religious facilities;
- Provision of furniture and equipment; and
- Facilities Management and Cleaning Services;
- Hard & soft landscaping services.
At Cedars PDA safeguarding and welfare, recreational, sporting and educational provision are currently delivered separately by another organisation, though the Authority may alter its approach in future. This position will be made clear at the formal procurement stage.


About the buyer

Contact name

Chris Veale

Address

7th Floor, Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road,
Croydon
CR9 2BY
England

Telephone

+44 207 035 4187

Email

Gatwickprocurement@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Website

https://www.gov.uk/immigration-removal-centre


Closing date: 23 February 2018