Civil news Immigration Removal Centre tender opportunity

A tender opened on 22 July 2021 to deliver Detained Duty Advice Scheme work 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) are not eligible to bid. This is because they will 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.


The deadline for submitting tenders is 12 noon on 23 August 2021.

Services under the new contracts will begin 1 January 2022. Contracts will end on 31 August 2022. This is subject to the LAA’s right to extend this contract for up to a further year.

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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