Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – Paid Person Representative

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – Paid Person Representative

Leicestershire County Council, on behalf of Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council is undertaking a procurement seeking suitable providers to deliver independent assessment and monitoring services for Deprivation of Liberty referrals. 

United Kingdom-Leicester: Health and social work services

2018/S 107-244642

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield
Leicester
LE3 8RA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Martin Hall
Telephone: +44 1163053623
E-mail: martin.hall@leics.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF2
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.leicestershire.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.eastmidstenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.eastmidstenders.org

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:

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – Paid Person Representative

Reference number: DN345123

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

In this present instance, Leicestershire County Council, on behalf of Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council (hereafter referred to as “the Councils”), is undertaking a procurement seeking suitable providers to deliver independent assessment and monitoring services for Deprivation of Liberty referrals. These services will be provided on behalf of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) team which has a statutory requirement, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, to determine whether vulnerable adults have the mental capacity to make decisions regarding health care and/or accommodation issues.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards apply to anyone aged 18 and over:

Who suffers from a mental disorder or disability of the mind – such as dementia or a profound learning disability.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF2

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In this present instance, Leicestershire County Council, on behalf of Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council (hereafter referred to as “the Councils”), is undertaking a procurement seeking suitable providers to deliver independent assessment and monitoring services for Deprivation of Liberty referrals. These services will be provided on behalf of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) team which has a statutory requirement, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, to determine whether vulnerable adults have the mental capacity to make decisions regarding health care and/or accommodation issues.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards apply to anyone aged 18 and over:

Who suffers from a mental disorder or disability of the mind – such as dementia or a profound learning disability.

Who lacks the capacity to give informed consent to the arrangements made for their care and / or treatment and for whom Deprivation of Liberty is considered, after an independent assessment, to be necessary in their best interests to protect them from harm.

The safeguards cover patients in hospitals, and people in care homes registered under the Care Standards Act 2000, whether placed under public or private arrangements.

The safeguards are designed to protect the interests of an extremely vulnerable group of service users and to:

— ensure people can be given the care they need in the least restrictive regimes.

— prevent arbitrary decisions that deprive vulnerable people of their liberty.

— provide safeguards for vulnerable people.

— provide them with rights of challenge against unlawful detention.

— avoid unnecessary bureaucracy.

The Council require the appointment of suitable service providers to a framework for the statutory Paid Persons Representative role under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Mental Capacity Act 2005).

Legislation sets out that once Deprivation of Liberty has been granted an individual’s care needs are monitored by an allocated Paid Persons Representative (or Relevant Persons Representative) who is independent of the care planning process. A Paid Persons Representative is responsible for deciding if the care plan remains in the person’s best interests and monitoring whether Deprivation of Liberty still applies.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 480 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/10/2018
End: 30/09/2022
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Price.

The Council has pre-determined the maximum rates that it will pay for the service and so price will not form part of the evaluation.

Quality.

Quality will be assessed by reference to a number of method statements prepared by the tenderer, in response to questions posed in this tender document.

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: 09/07/2018
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
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:

05/06/2018

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