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Contract for the provision of operation, management and maintenance services at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Home Office
7th Floor, Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road
Contact point(s): YW IRC Project Team
For the attention of: Claudia Young
CR9 2BY Croydon
Telephone: +44 2081963690

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Contract for the provision of operation, management and maintenance services at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Twinwoods Road, Clapham, Bedford, MK41 6BL

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
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), 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 Home Office 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 Centres at Reporting Centres, land and sea ports, including overseas at the juxtaposed controls in Calais and Coquelles.
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal centre is situated on the outskirts of Clapham, Bedfordshire and has become the main centre for detention of women and families, though the detainee profile may change from time to time to meet the needs of the Authority.
The Immigration Enforcement Directorate is seeking commercial partners to provide a range of services related to the provision of Operation, Management and Maintenance Services in relation to Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal. These services include (but are not limited to):
- Overall management of the service/ facility including the Hearing Centre,
- Security & Guarding services,
- Religious facilities,
- Medical facilities,
- Educational, Recreational & Sporting facilities,
- Maintenance services,
- Provision of furniture and equipment,
- Hard & soft landscaping services,
- Catering & Shop services,
- Cleaning internal & external,
- Escorting Services,
- Detainee Paid Work Scheme.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79710000, 55500000, 60000000, 79713000, 79993000, 80000000, 90911100, 92000000, 98341000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:
Suppliers are invited to express an interest in the provision of services by e-mailing the project at the address given at section I.1. of this notice. Further information regarding the project will be provided to all interested parties. It should also be noted that the Project intends to facilitate a Supplier Open Day, currently planned for November 2013. The Authority will facilitate the communication of an organisations details to other prospective bidders, for suppliers, who may not wish to bid in their own right but are interested in collaborating in either a joint venture or in a sub-contracting capacity with other prospective bidders.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: