Northumberland County Council Independent Advocacy Contract
This contract is to provide an Independent Advocacy and Paid Relevant Persons Representative Service.
United Kingdom-Morpeth: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Mrs Leanne Stewart
Telephone: +44 1670622360
NUTS code: UKC21
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
SPS1132 Independent Advocacy and Paid Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) Service.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Northumberland County Council is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide Advocacy Services through an open procurement process under the Light Touch Regime of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The award will be based on 80 % quality criterion and 20 % price criterion as specified within the tender documentation. The contract is being offered for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further year.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This contract is to provide an Independent Advocacy and Paid Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) Service. The service is being commissioned to meet all statutory requirements on the council under the terms of the Care Act 2014, The Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Mental Health Act 2007 and the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The provider must be familiar with the principle legislation and statutory requirements relating to the provision of independent advocacy and Responsible Person Representative within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
The Service consists of 6 elements:
— General advocacy services,
— Care Act Advocacy,
— Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMCA),
— Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA),
— National Health Service (NHS) Complaints Advocacy,
— Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR) Service.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
There is 1 optional 12 month extension within this contract which may or may not be taken up. The contract will then be subject to a further procurement exercise to renew.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to receive further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: