Civil news: chance to bid for Immigration Removal Centre work

A tender opened on 24 March to deliver Detained Duty Advice Scheme work face to face at Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre.

Successful bidders will hold exclusive schedules for the work which will be carried out under the 2018 Standard Civil Contract.

Tender requirements

Tenders are welcome from organisations who can meet the tender requirements, and either:

  • hold a 2018 Standard Civil Contract with authorisation to carry out immigration and asylum work, or
  • successfully bid for a 2018 Standard Civil Contract as part of this procurement process

Organisations solely regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) may not be eligible to bid as they may not be able to meet all the tender requirements.

Supervisor standard

A revised supervisor standard has been introduced for this procurement process. This is to ensure the quality of advice provided. This requires supervisors to provide additional case examples of common elements of work encountered at IRCs.

Timescales

The deadline for submitting tenders is 12 noon on 25 April 2022.

Services under the new contracts will begin 1 July 2022. Contracts will end on 31 December 2022 with the possibility of extension for an aggregate extension period of 9 months.

Where can I find out more?

Detailed information on the tender is available in the ‘Information for Applicants’ document on our tender pages.

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