Advocacy and Paid Representatives Tender

Advocacy and Paid Representatives Tender

Essex County Council is seeking a provider to prove a county-wide Independent Mental Capacity Advocate and Paid representative Service.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Health and social work services

2016/S 024-037622

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Essex County Council
County Hall, Market Road, Essex
Chelmsford
CM1 1QH
UNITED KINGDOM
Contact person: Simon Evans
Telephone: +44 03330136315
E-mail: simon.evans@essex.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH33Internet address(es):Main address: www.essex.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/Pages/default.aspx

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/Pages/default.aspx
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and Paid Representatives.

Reference number: 0309

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article 74.

Essex County Council (ECC) is seeking a provider to prove a county-wide Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) and Paid representative Service.

The IMCA service is specified as part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, this service is to provide independent support to people who lack capacity to make important decisions and have no representative to support them. The successful provider must be able to provide a generic IMCA service, for people over the age of 16 years as covered by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and for people over the age of 18 years as covered by the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The IMCA service will need to be provided to a wide variety of people including those with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health needs, acquired brain injury and sensory impairments.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 755 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85312310

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH33
Main site or place of performance:

This service is an Essex County Council administration wide service.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article 74.

Essex County Council (ECC) is seeking a provider to prove a county-wide Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) and Paid representative Service.

The IMCA service is specified as part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, this service is to provide independent support to people who lack capacity to make important decisions and have no representative to support them. The successful provider must be able to provide a generic IMCA service, for people over the age of 16 years as covered by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and for people over the age of 18 years as covered by the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The IMCA service will need to be provided to a wide variety of people including those with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health needs, acquired brain injury and sensory impairments.

ECC is looking to enter into a 2 to 3 year contract. This tender will follow an open, single stage process with a contract commencement date of 1.7.2016.

To register your interest and to participate in this tender you will need to, if not already done so, register on Ariba (http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/Documents/ECC-Supplier-Self-Registration.pdf) and email your organisation name and AN number (this is the number in the top right hand corner of the screen just under your organisation name when you log on to Ariba) to simon.evans@essex.gov.uk where you will be added to the event.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 755 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There will be the ability to extend the contract for an additional 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The contract will have Key Performance Indicators, please procurement documents for further information.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/03/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/03/2016
Local time: 12:00
Place:

County Hall, Chelmsford, Essex.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Only authorised ECC procurement personnel are able to open tenders and only after the tender close date and time using the e-procurement tool (Ariba). The e-procurement tool restricts the ability to open tenders until after this time.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with regulation 86 (Notice of decision to award a contract or conclude a framework agreement) and regulation 91 (Enforcement of duties through the court) of Public Contract Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

02/02/2016

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