Advocacy Services Invitation to Tender – Luton

Advocacy Services Invitation to Tender – Luton

(i) Adults and (ii) Children’s and Young People advocacy to clients.

United Kingdom-Luton: Health and social work services

2018/S 189-427480

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Luton Borough Council
Town Hall, George Street
Luton
LU1 2BQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Freya Casemore
Telephone: +44 1582548083
E-mail: Freya.casemore@luton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH21

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.luton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.luton.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

Provision of Adults and Children and Young Peoples Advocacy Services Invitation to Tender

Reference number: DN368280

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Luton Borough Council is seeking to appoint a provider or providers of a wide range of advocacy services for both:

(i) Adults and

(ii) Children’s and Young People advocacy to clients and empower clients to embrace and be involved in peer advocacy and self-advocacy

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 Childrens and Young People

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 – AA01
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

(ii) The specification for statutory advocacy services for children and young people covers 5 key areas:

1) Independent visiting service for looked after children;

2) Independent social care advocacy for children and young people (including support for children and young people known to children’s social care who make a complaint/are intending to make a representation or complaint about services);

3) Independent return interviews following missing episode(s) for looked after children;

4) Child protection advocacy service;

5) Care, education and treatment reviews.

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

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:

Extension of 2 years available

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 Adults

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

(i) The tender is sought for an independent advocacy service for adults which provides all aspects of service provision relating to statutory advocacy within the service specification.

Statutory provision comprises of advocates in the following areas:

— Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA): supporting people who have been detained under the 1983 Mental Health Act to understand their rights,

— Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA): provided when:

—— the person is aged 16 or over,

—— a decision needs to be made about either a long-term change in accommodation or a serious medical treatment,

—— the person lacks capacity to make that decision,

—— there is no one independent of services, such as a family member or friend, who is “appropriate to consult”.

— Care Act Advocacy – requirement under the Care Act for customers to be involved in the decision making process. If client needs support to do this then an appropriate Individual will be appointed to support them,

— NHS Complaints Advocacy – supporting adults to make a complaint about the NHS in regards to the treatment they have received.

Non statutory advocacy is to be promoted though signposting and fully utilising the existing 3rd sector Providers. Non statutory will include attendance at client groups, voice groups and executive boards for client groups such as learning disabilities.

The maximum budget for Adults service is 225 000 GBP (two hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds only).

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

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:

Extension of 2 years available

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 30/10/2018
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/10/2018
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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Luton Borough Council
Luton
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/09/2018

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