Cornwall Council Independent Advocacy Framework

Cornwall Council Independent Advocacy Framework

The Framework Agreement for will for a term of 3 years with the option to extend for 1 additional year. There are 4 separate Lots under the Framework Agreement.

United Kingdom-Truro: Health and social work services

2015/S 206-374187

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Cornwall Council
New County Hall, Treyew Road
Contact point(s): Care Team
TR1 3AY Truro
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: www.advocacytender@cornwall.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Cornwall Council
Treyew Road
TR1 3AY Truro
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.tendersincornwall.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Independent Advocacy Framework Agreement.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

NUTS code UKK30

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 200 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Cornwall Council, NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group and the Council of the Isles of Scilly have a statutory duty to provide Independent Advocacy to meet the eligible needs of the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The purpose of the independent advocacy services are to assist Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly in delivering statutory duties for independent advocacy provision, which provides necessary advocacy provision for NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group.
The provision for these services will be provided under a legal Framework Agreement. The Framework Agreement for will for a term of 3 years with the option to extend for 1 additional year. There are 4 separate Lots under the Framework Agreement. Service providers may bid for any or all of the Lots.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 — Triage for access to independent advocacy service provision and NHS complaints

1)Short description

Triage service; Information; Signposting; NHS Complaints.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 418 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Community

1)Short description

Care planning Inc. Cornwall Foundation Trust (CFT); social worker assessments; Safeguarding.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 124 200 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Mental Capacity Community

1)Short description

Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA); Independent Mental Capacity Advocates Deprivation of Liberty (IMCA DoLS) Paid Relevant Persons Representative (RPR).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 194 920 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Independent Mental Health Advocacy

1)Short description

For Persons detained under the relevant sections of the Mental Health Act (1983 as amended 2007).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 462 280 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality. Weighting 60

2. Commercial. Weighting 40

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

PAS 2015/05F

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 26.11.2015
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.11.2015
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

until: 2.5.2016

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26.11.2015 – 15:00

Place:

Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: The Authorised Officer from the contracting directorate of Cornwall Council, together with at least one Council Officer who is independent of the contracting directorate and the relevant elected Member from the Council’s Cabinet.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

In evaluating the suitability of organisations it may be necessary to request additional information and for applicants to attend an interview and/or site visit. Organisations must be able to demonstrate through the Invitation to Tender that they possess the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to undertake this service.
It is the Council’s view that the Acquired Rights Directive 77/187/EEC and or the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 may apply to this contract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Senior Supply Chain Specialist — Care Team; Commercial Services
Cornwall Council, Treyew Road
TR1 3AY Truro
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: advocacytender@cornwall.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: At the point at which tenderers and candidates are notified of the contract award decision a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period will apply during which the unsuccessful tenderers and candidates will have the opportunity to appeal against the decision to award before the contract is concluded.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or believe they 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 and may take the form of an application for an order to set aside the award decision, suspend the procedure or amend a document, or if the contract has been entered into a claim for a declaration of contract ineffectiveness and/or a claim for damages.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Commercial Services, Cornwall Council,
Cornwall Council, Treyew Road
TR1 3AY Truro
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: advocacytender@cornwall.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.10.2015

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