Northamptonshire Independent Advocacy Service Contract 2017

Northamptonshire Independent Advocacy Service Contract 2017

Northamptonshire County Council is running a simultaneous procurement process that will result in the successful provider(s) holding 1 or 2 contracts.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Health and social work services

2017/S 068-128977

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Northamptonshire County Council
Northampton
United Kingdom
E-mail: ammyers@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF23
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=c73883fc-7b18-e711-80dd-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=c73883fc-7b18-e711-80dd-005056b64545

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:

Northamptonshire Independent Advocacy Service.

Reference number: DN254782

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

For many vulnerable adults and older people, independent advocacy is the first step towards taking action to resolve issues that impact on their lives. It is based on the principles of empowerment: Those affected by a particular disadvantage are informed of their rights and choices, supported to express their views/wishes and assisted in moving towards a resolution with greater self-determination.

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is running a simultaneous procurement process that will result in the successful provider(s) holding 1 or 2 contracts; 1 a statutory advocacy service and the other a specialist Mental Capacity Act including DoLS advocacy service.

NCC are seeking an outstanding independent advocacy service that will prioritise statutory advocacy ensuring adults have a strong voice that is heard and is at the heart of assessment, care planning, safeguarding and review processes in social care, community care and general and mental health services.

Contd at II.2.4).

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
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lots may each be awarded to individual Providers, or a single Provider may be successful in being awarded both Lots.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Northamptonshire Generic Independent Advocacy Service

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Contd from II.1.4)

NCC are

— Looking for an advocacy service that responds to the requirements of a number of legislative Acts, notably the Care Act 2014. Also, it must deliver a service that promotes individual well-being and prevention, supports the transition into adult care, can intervene earlier, prevent needs escalating and manage demand.

— Wanting to create an integrated advocacy service that assists specific service user groups. This service will enable adult users to easily find, access and navigate the right services at the right time and to take control of their support arrangements

The service will be required from 1.8.2017 for an initial period of 3 years, with an option to extend for up to 2 years, taking the total term to a maximum of 5 years. TUPE applies to this contract.

The detailed requirements are defined in the Specification. The deadline for completed ITTs to be received on the LGSS eTendering Portal is 12:00 noon on Tuesday 9.5. 2017.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 906 093.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Northamptonshire Independent Specialist Advocacy Service for Mental Capacity Act including DoLS

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Contd from II.1.4)

NCC are

— Looking for an advocacy service that responds to the requirements of a number of legislative Acts, notably the Care Act 2014. Also, it must deliver a service that promotes individual well-being and prevention, supports the transition into adult care, can intervene earlier, prevent needs escalating and manage demand.

— Wanting to create an integrated advocacy service that assists specific service user groups. This service will enable adult users to easily find, access and navigate the right services at the right time and to take control of their support arrangements.

The service will be required from 1.8.2017 for an initial period of 3 years, with an option to extend for up to 2 years, taking the total term to a maximum of 5 years. TUPE applies to this contract.

The detailed requirements are defined in the Specification. The deadline for completed ITTs to be received on the LGSS eTendering Portal is 12:00 noon on Tuesday 9.5.2017.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 453 045.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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:
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: 09/05/2017
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:

04/04/2017

 

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