Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive
Section I: Contracting
I.1) Name and addresses
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5) Main activity
Public order and safety
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
Windrush Compensation Scheme - Claims Advice
Reference number: C16457(OJEU)
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Home Office plans to procure independent claims advisory services for those applying to the Windrush Compensation Scheme, who need additional support completing the claim form.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 30
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
The contract can be extended on any number of occasions, of up to two (2) years, subject to a minimum extension period of three (3) months, giving a maximum contract duration of 4 years, 6 months.
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
II.2.14) Additional information
The Authority is not responsible for any bidding costs incurred by Participants, in respect of this procurement. The Authority reserves the right to abandon the competitive process and not award any contract, make any changes it sees as reasonable to the competition, remove and/or amend element(s) from the scope of the requirements and accept or reject any tender.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2) Conditions related to the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S:
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Local time: 13:00
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement:
VI.3) Additional information
The process for submission of expressions of interest and requesting further information is set out below.
Please note that Participants are required to express an interest separately for this competition regardless of any involvement in previous Market Engagement activities for this project. Any such involvement does not constitute an expression of interest for the competition advertised in this notice.
The Home Office uses an eSourcing toolkit to enable its sourcing activities to be conducted over the internet.
The procurement will be managed electronically via the Home Office’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered, this can be done online at https://homeoffice.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html by following the link ‘To register click here’.
To register, you must have a valid DUNS number (provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation being registered and who will be entering into a commercial agreement if invited to do so.
Further instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://homeoffice.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html.
Once registered, organisations wishing to participate in the tender must send an email to: email@example.com. The email should be entitled ‘HO UKVI WCSCA Procurement - Expression of Interest’ and contain the following details: your organisation's name, your contact name, e-mail address and telephone number.
Any expressions of interest not submitted in the required form (or not containing the requested information) may be rejected.
Further information will be available in the procurement documentation.
The Authority requires Participants to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in order to be invited to participate in the competition for this project.
On receipt of an email detailed above, the Authority will provide access to the NDA through the eSourcing portal. Further instructions for the completion of the NDA can be obtained once access to the eSourcing portal NDA event is granted by the Authority.
Participants will be able to ask questions of the Authority about the tender documentation by submitting a clarification question request through the eSourcing portal. Clarification requests must be submitted no later than 8 April 2020 (15.00 local time) to allow the Authority to publish responses within a reasonable period before the ITT closing date.
For technical assistance on the use of the e-Sourcing Suite, please contact the ‘Supplier eSourcing Helpdesk’. Helpdesk contact details can be found on the front page of the eSourcing portal.
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice