The current contract for Security services – Framework Lead is projected to end on 21-FEB-22 and may be available for retender.
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:: Security Guarding and Scene Guarding Services.
Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Services
Service category No 23: Investigation and security services, except armoured car services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Anywhere within the geographical area covered by Avon and Somerset Police, Devon and Cornwall Police, Gloucestershire Police, Dorset Police and Wiltshire Police.
NUTS code UKK
Information on framework agreement: Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 7
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The Economic Operator will be required to make investment to recruit and train a pool of suitably qualified and experienced staff to provide services across a wide geographical area, hence a longer contract duration to offer the Economic Operator to make a return on investment.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Not known.
Short description of the contract or purchase(s): Historically the integrity of scenes were staffed/secured by police officers; however over recent years this role has successfully been undertaken by an appropriately qualified service provider. Services are required to carry out scene guarding services for periods of time whilst the scene is required for forensic retrieval, searching and assessment or simply to protect risk to life.
The objectives of this Contract are to release police officers from the task of guarding major Scenes, back to their front line activity. Initially such Scenes shall be staffed by police officers and/or police staff in order to allow the Contractor adequate time to organise deployment of Staff.
Applicants should note that the duration when services may be required will be dependent upon the nature of the scene and its complexity.
A Scene that requires guarding may be varied in location. Historically these have included, but not limited to private dwelling houses, flats, nursing homes, hotel/guest houses, public houses, streets, parks, beaches and in open countryside. Each Scene provides its own individual challenge to the Customer who has to assess its parameters and to provide suitable security.
The Contractor shall work closely with the Customer(s) to adopt a proactive approach to ensure that Services meet all requirements.
Wherever possible the Customers will agree common processes and procedures. Where necessary the Contractor shall adapt its services to meet the needs of the individual Customer.
The Contractor shall take cognisance of the need of the Customer to work within stringent guidelines.
Information about variants: Variants will be accepted: no