Advocacy Support Service Tender

Advocacy Support Service Tender

Portsmouth City Council is inviting tenders from suitably qualified organisations, to deliver an Advocacy Support Service.

United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Guidance services

2016/S 012-016226

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 4 Core 4, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
Portsmouth
PO1 2BJ
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392688235
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ31Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home

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:

Advocacy Support Service.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85312310

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Portsmouth City Council, ‘the Authority’, is inviting tenders from suitably qualified organisations, to deliver an Advocacy Support Service.

The aim of the service is to achieve the following objectives:

a) Independent Advocacy;

b) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA);

c) Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) — including IMCA in Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS);

d) Relevant person representative;

e) Advocacy for Parents at Child Protection Case Conferences.

The Authority is targeting to have awarded the contract by 18.4.2016 with a subsequent commencement date of 20.6.2016.

Tender documentation can be accessed via the Council’s e-sourcing system InTend at the following web address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home

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)

85311100
85312300
85312320
85312400

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ31

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of the procurement is to appoint a suitably qualified organisation to provide good quality independent advocacy for the most vulnerable in Portsmouth’s community which will support them to make decisions about their treatment, care and support.

The service will be required to deliver different types of advocacy at different times, depending on people’s needs/statutory requirements. As far as possible however, the service will deliver self-advocacy which is where an individual is supported to speak or act on their own behalf either as a member of a group or as an individual.

The aim of the service is to achieve the following objectives:

a) Independent Advocacy;

b) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA);

c) Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) — including IMCA in Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS);

d) Relevant person representative;

e) Advocacy for Parents at Child Protection Case Conferences.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 728 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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

The initial Contract period will be for 3 years (fixed price for initial term) with the possibility of extending the term by a further 1 year to a maximum total term of 4 years in increments to be agreed, subject to the agreement and performance of both parties.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As defined within the tender documentation which can be obtained via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/

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:

As defined within the tender documentation which can be obtained via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

As defined within the tender documentation which can be obtained via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 17/02/2016
Local time: 12:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of Justice
The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
UNITED KINGDOMInternet address:https://www.justice.gov.uk/
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:

15/01/2016

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