Published date: 11 December 2018

Last edited date: 11 December 2018

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 4 November 2016

Contract summary


  • Transport services (excl. Waste transport) - 60000000

  • Guard services - 79713000

  • Building and facilities management services - 79993000

    • Accommodation services - 98341000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

11 December 2018

Closing date

4 November 2016

Contract start date

1 May 2018

Contract end date

30 April 2028

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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Home Office 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) from the UK.
The Immigration enforcement directorate of the Home Office is responsible for the provision of escorting services and detention.
At any one time, approximately 3400 detainees are held overnight in one of the Immigration Removal Centres, residential Short Term Holding Facilities, prisons and police stations across the United Kingdom. In addition, persons can be detained for shorter periods of time in holding rooms at reporting centres, land and sea ports.
This often entails the provision of transportation for detainees and escorts who will travel with them to their final destination and hand them over to the appropriate authorities. This will include vulnerable detainees, (e.g. with a medical condition), as well as those who refuse to leave the UK voluntarily and those being removed on chartered flights.
The Home Office has sought a commercial partner for the provision of a number of distinct, but fully integrated services. These services include (but are not limited to):
- the escorting and transportation of detainees within the UK (In-Country escorting services),
- the escorting of detainees from the UK to and from an overseas destination (Overseas escorting),
- management of detainees detained at holding rooms and Short-term Holding Facilities (STHFs),
- operation and management of Short-term holding facilities.
The escorting and transportation of persons who are subject to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 may also be required.
There may also be a requirement to escort service users for other government departments.
The Contract value of 514 206 657 GBP at todays prices is a whole life cost for the full contract period of 10 years.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Provision of In-Country and Overseas Escorting, operation and management of Short Term Holding Facilitiesand Holding Rooms and related services

  • Opportunity
  • Published 3 October 2016



Award information

Awarded date

30 April 2018

Contract start date

1 May 2018

Contract end date

30 April 2028

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.



1 Harlequin Office Park
BS16 7FN


Companies House number: 6976230

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

Escorting Procurement Project Team


Home Office
7th Floor, Southern House, Weslely Grove