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FME & SARC Services Provision

Question

Please could you provide the following information with regards to your Forensic Medical Examination and SARC Services Provision:

 

1. Forensic Medical Services Provision

• Projected dates for pre-engagement discussions

• Projected ITT release date

• Contracting Authority

• Please confirm if there are any regional future framework plans?

 

2. SARC Management Provision

• Current Incumbent

• Current annual contract value

• Current contract start date

• Current contract end date

• Possible extension periods to the current contract

• Projected dates for pre-engagement discussions

• Projected ITT release date

• Contracting Authority

• Please confirm if there are any regional future framework plans?

 

3. SARC Forensic Examination Provision

• Current Incumbent

• Current annual contract value

• Current contract start date

• Current contract end date

• Possible extension periods to the current contract

• Projected dates for pre-engagement discussions

• Projected ITT release date

• Contracting Authority

• Please confirm if there are any regional future framework plans?

Answer

1. The current Avon and Somerset contract for Forensic Medical Services Provision expires on 31st August 2016. Avon and Somerset will then join a south west regional contract which was awarded as a result of a full OJEU tender for four South West forces.

2. The Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) management provision is jointly funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Avon and Somerset and NHS England and as such the requested information is not held by the constabulary. You may wish to contact the OPCC as they may be able to assist you. I have provided a link to their contact page for ease of reference.

3. SARC forensic examination provision is covered by the forensic medical services provision, as detailed below.

Current Incumbent

Care & Custody Ltd (formerly known as Tascor Medical Services)

Current annual contract value

The cost attributable to the SARC Forensic Examination provision is not specifically recorded as this service is covered by overall contract provision.

Current contract start date

1st September 2011

Current contract end date

31st August 2016

Possible extension periods to the current contract

The contract had an initial duration of three years with the option to extend by two further periods of one year. Both these extensions have now been exercised.

Projected dates for pre-engagement discussions

When the current contract for Forensic Examination Provision (including the SARC) expires on 31st August 2016, Avon and Somerset will join a south west regional contract which was awarded as a result of a full OJEU tender for four south west forces.

Projected ITT release date

This part of your request is not applicable.

Contracting Authority

Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset

FOI Ref: 441/16

Date of Request: 21.03.16