Deliver Care Act Advocacy and IMCA across Coventry and Warwickshire

Deliver Care Act Advocacy and IMCA across Coventry and Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council are seeking either a single provider or a partnership bid to deliver Care Act Advocacy and Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) across Coventry and Warwickshire.

United Kingdom-Warwick: Social services

2018/S 011-021566

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Warwickshire County Council
PO Box 3, Shire Hall, Market Square
CV34 4RH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs M K Nagra
Telephone: +44 1926412026
NUTS code: UKG13Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1)Name and addresses

Coventry City Council
Earl Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Susan Byatt
Telephone: +44 2476833191
NUTS code: UKG13Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves 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 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


Care and Support Statutory Advocacy (Care Act and IMCA)

Reference number: CSW – 5618

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council are seeking either a single provider or a partnership bid to deliver Care Act Advocacy and Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) across Coventry and Warwickshire.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKG13
NUTS code: UKG33
Main site or place of performance:

Generally within the Council boundaries of Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Care Act Advocacy will cover duties for s67 and s68 within the Act. It will be for indiviudals who are entitiles to advocacy services under the Care Act 2014 to enable them to fully participate in their Assessment, Care and Support Planning, Adult Safeguarding and Reviewing enquiry process.

Under the Mental Capacity Act the Local Authority has a duty to provide an independent advocate for people who lack the capacity in certain circumstances when there are no known relatives or close friends to speak for them. This includes people whom are:

— covered by the Mental capacity Act (2005) — The individual has no one other than paid staff with whom “it would be appropriate to consult”. The Code of Practice 10.74 — 10.78 provides more information about how this decision can be made.

II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 60

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 3 years with the option to extend for up to 2 further years.

These services may be subject to other modifications and changes in order to meet the changing needs and demands of the Council(s) and the customers. This may also be as the result of additional or reduced funding stream.

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:

All as detailed in the tender documentation.

The Council will undertake its financial assessment of the tendering organisation (and if considered necessary by the Council, any partners within a consortium bid) based on its own evaluation of the tenderers’ most recent 2 years accounts (or if 2 years accounts are not available, equivalent evidence which confirms financial viability). The assessment of accounts will be supported by an independent credit reference report from Credit-safe where this is available. The Council may also impose a Bond or Performance Guarantee on the successful Tenderer. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Evidence as stated in the tender documentation.

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 as detailed in the tender documentation.

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

Section IV: Procedure


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:

Information about national procedures is available at:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

All as detailed in the tender documentation.

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: 19/02/2018
Local time: 10:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Warwickshire County Council will be using its e-tendering system (CSW-JETS) for the administration of this procurement process. Providers must register with the system (if they haven’t previously done so) in order to be able to express an interest in the project and download documents and to correspond with us about this procurement.

The web address for CSW-JETS is

Registration and use of CSW-JETS is free.

If you are having trouble registering with CSW-JETS please email us at

All correspondence or clarifications relating to this procurement must be submitted via the CSW-JETS correspondence function.

Electronic ordering/payment/invoicing may be used.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Warwickshire County Council
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:



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