Published date: 12 October 2016

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 23 February 2018

Contract summary


  • 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 v2

Published date

12 October 2016

Closing date

23 February 2018

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

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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.
At any one time, approximately 3,400 Detainees are held overnight in one of nine 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 seeks a commercial partner to provide services at two Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) near Gatwick Airport including a separate Pre Departure Accommodation (PDA) suite.
Brook House IRC accommodates approximately 508 male detainees and Tinsley House IRC accommodates approximately 162 male detainees plus 1 family apartment, plus up to 2 families with children under 18 years in the Gatwick PDA.
Within Gatwick PDA, welfare services are currently delivered separately, though the Authority may alter its approach in future, to be made clear at the formal procurement stage.
Services required include:
- Overall management of the sites;
- Security & Guarding;
- Local escorting and hospital bed watches;
- Recreational and Educational facilities;
- Religious and welfare;
- Provision of furniture and equipment
- FM, Cleaning Services and a Shop
- Landscaping
The Authority will be seeking a single bid for the provision of the services required. The length of contract will be 8 years from service commencement, with options to extend, possibly for a further 3 years.
Interested parties must email after first registering with the CCS eSourcing portal at
The contract falls under Regulation 74 and Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. As a result the Authority has determined the procurement process that is being followed. The Authority will ensure that the procurement procedure is at least sufficient to ensure compliance with the principles of transparency and equal treatment of bidders.
Please see further details in the attached Prior Information Notice

About the buyer

Contact name

Chris Veale


7th Floor, Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road,