Provide Independent Adult Advocacy in Sunderland

Provide Independent Adult Advocacy in Sunderland

i. Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy; ii. Relevant Persons Representative; iii. Litigation Friend.

United Kingdom-Sunderland: Guidance and counselling services

2017/S 055-101797

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Sunderland City Council
Civic Centre
Sunderland
SR2 7DN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Issy Langley
Telephone: +44 1915612366
E-mail: issy.langley@sunderland.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKC23
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:www.nepoportal.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.nepoportal.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:

Independent Adult Advocacy.

Reference number: DN247340

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85312300

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The provision of independent advocacy for adults at risk is crucially important in promoting their independence, involvement and interests and in supporting them in making choices, taking decisions, securing rights and acting in their own interests, as well as contributing to the life of the community and being fully engaged in society.

For people who lack capacity in specific situations, access to specialist advocacy can empower and protect Individuals in decision making processes.

This Service Specification and accompanying performance management framework set out the requirements, outcomes and standards that the Council expects the Provider to comply with in the delivery of the following which the Provider will provide for and on behalf of the Council:

i. Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy;

ii. Relevant Persons Representative;

iii. Litigation Friend;

iv. Independent Mental Health Advocacy

v. Care Act 2014.

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: UKC23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of independent advocacy for adults at risk is crucially important in promoting their independence, involvement and interests and in supporting them in making choices, taking decisions, securing rights and acting in their own interests, as well as contributing to the life of the community and being fully engaged in society.

For people who lack capacity in specific situations, access to specialist advocacy can empower and protect Individuals in decision making processes.

This Service Specification and accompanying performance management framework set out the requirements, outcomes and standards that the Council expects the Provider to comply with in the delivery of the following which the Provider will provide for and on behalf of the Council:

i. Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy;

ii. Relevant Persons Representative;

iii. Litigation Friend;

iv. Independent Mental Health Advocacy;

v. Care Act 2014.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 x 12 months extension (Optional — At the sole discretion of the Council).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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

Date: 18/04/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/04/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Sunderland City Council
Burdon Road
Sunderland
SR2 7DN
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:

16/03/2017

 

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