Advocacy Services for Adults in South Gloucestershire

Advocacy Services for Adults in South Gloucestershire

Management and provision of advocacy services for eligible adults entitled to receive services within South Gloucestershire Council geographical area.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Health and social work services

2016/S 199-358661

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

South Gloucestershire Council
Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood
BS15 0DS
United Kingdom
Contact person: Katie West
Telephone: +44 1454862386
NUTS code: UKK12
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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


Advocacy services for adults in South Gloucestershire.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Management and provision of advocacy services for eligible adults entitled to receive services within South Gloucestershire Council geographical area.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 386 085.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK12
Main site or place of performance:

Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Advocacy Service will ensure that the wishes and interests of the service users are promoted in a way that is non-judgemental, and respectful of people’s needs, views and experiences. It will support them to be involved in and have influence over their care and support needs for eligible persons who are entitled to receive the service in the South Gloucestershire Council area.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 386 085.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Contract is for 3 years with the option to extend for 2 x 12 month periods.

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:

All details provided in the procurement documents.

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

Section IV: Procedure


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: yes
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: 11/11/2016
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:


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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/11/2016
Local time: 12:00

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:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

To view this notice, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-20161012-PRO-8933073.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Where necessary in order to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 this authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee found in 1.1). If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the (for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 30 days beginning with the date when the tenderer first knew or ought to have known that the grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages. Following the 10 day standstill period, if no further debriefing has been requested, the court may only award damages once the contract has been entered into.

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

United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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