Single Advocacy Service Tender – Birmingham

Single Advocacy Service Tender – Birmingham

Birmingham City Council wishes to establish Framework Agreement to provide a Single Advocacy Service (Adults).

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Health and social work services

2018/S 178-403422

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Birmingham City Council
Woodcock Street
Birmingham
B4 7WB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Corporate Procurement Services
Telephone: +44 1214648000
E-mail: etendering@birmingham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1213037322
NUTS code: UKG31
Internet address(es):Main address: www.finditinbirmingham.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

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.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

P0485 — Advocacy Services

Reference number: P0485

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Birmingham City Council wishes to establish Framework Agreement to provide a Single Advocacy Service (Adults). This service covers a number of statutory advocacy functions including Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Relevant Person’s Representatives, Independent Mental Health Advocacy and Independent Care and Support Advocacy. Additionally we are seeking to provide a non-statutory advocacy service to extend the provision of representative advocacy in the City to other citizens who could benefit from it, and to offer people a greater range of advocacy services than those included as statutory functions. The Framework Agreement will last for 2 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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)

85000000
85100000
98000000
85320000
85323000
85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council wishes to establish Framework Agreement to provide a Single Advocacy Service (Adults). This service covers a number of statutory advocacy functions including Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Relevant Person’s Representatives, Independent Mental Health Advocacy and Independent Care and Support Advocacy. Additionally we are seeking to provide a non-statutory advocacy service to extend the provision of representative advocacy in the City to other citizens who could benefit from it, and to offer people a greater range of advocacy services than those included as statutory functions.

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: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

With the option to extend for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Details will be provided in the tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Details will be provided in the tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Details will be provided in the tender documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Details will be provided in the tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Details will be provided in the tender documentation.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Will not exceed 4 years

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: yes
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: 05/11/2018
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: 05/11/2018
Local time: 12:00
Place:

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:

Registration and use of in-tend is free. All correspondence for this procurement process must be via the in-tend correspondence function. If you are unable to register with in-tend please either email us at cps@birmingham.gov.uk or call 0121 464 8000. If you are interested in tendering please click on the following link to access the Council’s tender Portal:-. https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/and submit your details to register as a bidder. We will send you a log on and password so you can download the tender documentation. Your completed tender documentation should be returned by noon 5.11.2018 via the “in-tend” system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477882
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any review proceedings should be promptly brought to the attention of of Birmingham City Council and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Any review proceedings must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law, including, without limitation, PCR 2015. In accordance with PCR 2015, BCC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/09/2018

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