Provision of Four Contracts for Adults Support, Welfare and Advocacy Services

Provision of Four Contracts for Adults Support, Welfare and Advocacy Services

Local Infrastructure Support Service Generic Advice, Hate Crime and Hate Incident Reporting and Enhanced Welfare Rights Advice Independent Mental Health Advocacy, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Specialist Advocacy Services including Social Care Complaints Advocacy.

Reference number: ASWASJAN2013

Deadline date:01/02/2013

This deadline is for… Return of completed Application Questionnaires and ITT Documents

Contract value:£152,000 – £640,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Barking and Dagenham

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

 

Description of the contract

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham invite expressions of interest from suitably experienced providers to tender for the following services in Barking and Dagenham. Local Infrastructure Support Service Generic Advice, Hate Crime and Hate Incident Reporting and Enhanced Welfare Rights Advice Independent Mental Health Advocacy, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Specialist Advocacy Services including Social Care Complaints Advocacy These services are offered on the basis of four contracted areas. The Local Infrastructure Support service will assist local voluntary and community organisations to function more effectively and deliver quality services to the residents of Barking and Dagenham. The Generalist Advice and Hate Crime and Hate Incident Service for the residents of Barking and Dagenham is combined with Enhanced Welfare Benefits Advice for vulnerable adults to provide a joined up, robust advice and case work service. The Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA), Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) service is combined to provide effective, well coordinated independent advocacy provision across these statutory areas. A Specialist Advocacy Service including Social Care Complaints Advocacy will be delivered to vulnerable adults within Barking and Dagenham through a framework agreement on a call off basis. This service includes the local social care function of the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service. The framework will offer people greater choice and control in the services they access. Providers will need to demonstrate in their bids required competencies in the following areas: Value for Money Performance management Technical ability Knowledge of customers Delivering against outcomes Sustainability Organisations may express an interest in more than one of the above contracts and consider partnership work when applying for this tender through sub contract or consortia arrangements. It is anticipated that all of the above services will be delivered from April 2013. The contracts (with the exception of the Independent Mental Health Advocacy, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) are offered for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years dependent on service performance and funding. The Independent Mental Health Advocacy, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards contract is offered for a period of 3 years. Organisations should be aware that Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 may apply.

 

Classification of the contract

75310000 Benefit services

75200000 Provision of services to the community

85312310 Guidance services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes : The Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA), Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) contract is related to funding from the Department of Health

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria below:

Priority Description of criteria Percentage weighting
0 Quality 70.00
0 Price 30.00

Estimated length of contract: 24 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Zoe Garbett

Organisation name London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Address Commissioning Manager, Roycraft House, Barking, Essex, IG11 8HE

Telephone 020 8227 2311

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.lbbd.gov.uk

 

How to apply

To receive a tender pack email: adultcommissioning@lbbd.gov.uk On request interested parties will be sent an application pack which will include brief details of the services, the tendering process, an Application Questionnaire and an Invitation to Tender. Application Questionnaires and Invitation to Tender documents should be returned by 5pm on 1 February 2013. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances. If you wish to discuss any of the related contracts or require additional information please contact Zoë Garbett, Adult Commissioning (zoe.garbett@lbbd.gov.uk) . The deadline for queries will close at 5pm on 23 January 2013. Briefings will take place on either the 16 or 18 January 2013 depending on the service contract applied for to provide guidance on the tender process. This pack is available via e-mail but it is expected that returns will be made in hard copy with all the relevant accompanying documentation included therewith.

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