Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Court Appointed Intermediary Services

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is seeking to engage with the market for the provision of Court Appointed Intermediary Services. These services will be provided in the courts and tribunals in England and Wales and are specifically focused on the appointment of intermediaries who can be instructed to provide an assessment of a person's communication needs along with providing recommendations on measures that could be put in place by the court to support a vulnerable people, young people and children and other individuals who may need assistance during court proceedings.The intermediary may also be required to attend court to provide such assistance and support. For the avoidance of doubt, the MoJ is only seeking to engage with the market in relation to intermediary services that currently fall outside the remit of the MoJ Witness Intermediary Scheme (MoJ WIS). All requests for intermediary support for witnesses in criminal cases will continue to be managed via the MoJ WIS. The MoJ is developing its commercial strategy for the provision of Court Appointed Intermediary Services to courts and tribunals in England and Wales and is interested in understanding the market's capacity and capability to bid for, and provide, these services. The MoJ welcomes expressions of interest from suppliers in this market which wish to receive further information or would submit bids to deliver services were a competition to be run, in the future, to award a contract or framework. The purpose of this notice is to enable suppliers to express interest, which will assist MoJ in better understanding the current capability and capacity in the market. Before any future formal procurement process begins a further notice would be published and a period of market engagement undertaken. Interested parties are required to complete the following actions: 1) Register an account through the MoJ Sourcing Portal at 2) Navigate to the left side menu and click on 'PQQs Open to All Suppliers' > find and click on 'PQQ_186 - Court Appointed Intermediary Services (Market Engagement Only)' 3) You can express an interest by clicking 'Express interest'. The MoJ encourages interested parties to populate and upload the questionnaire contained under the 'Buyer Attachments' section of the PQQ shortly afterwards, in order to provide more detailed feedback to MoJ. Please note that the estimated date for publicaton of a contract notice is a very early estimate and will be reviewed following market feedback from this notice and any future market engagement.

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Published: 20 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 1 Sep 2020