South East Wales Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Contract
The service will provide Independent Mental Capacity Advocates where there is no-one to consult about the person’s best interests.
United Kingdom-Cardiff: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
4-5 Charnwood Court,, Heol Billingsley, Parc Nantgarw
Telephone: +44 2920903849
NUTS code: UK
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0221
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of South East Wales Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Velindre NHS Trust on behalf of Cardiff and Vale, Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taf University Health Boards are inviting suitably qualified organisations to express an interest for provision of an Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service (IMCA).
The purpose of the IMCA service is to help particularly vulnerable people who lack the capacity to make important decisions about serious medical treatment and changes of accommodation. It is available to those who have no family or friends whom it would be appropriate to consult about these decisions. The service includes adult protection cases (POVAs) and care reviews. IMCA also has a role in the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs) process. An IMCA may be instructed by the Supervisory Body to support a person for whom an authorisation is being sought; or to undertake the role of the Relevant Person’s Representative, or to provide assistance to the relevant person and their representative in exercising their rights under the legislation.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
The service will be provided across the boundaries of the Cardiff and Vale, Cwm Taf and Aneurin Bevan University Health Boards.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
At commencement of this contract, the geographical area of Bridgend County Borough Council will transfer to the Cwm Taf University Health Board from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender document.
The service will provide Independent Mental Capacity Advocates where there is no-one to consult about the person’s best interests, who are instructed to support and represent a person over 16 years of age who lacks capacity to make certain serious decisions and may include people with dementia, brain injury, learning disability, mental health issues, a stroke, or who are unconscious or in a coma. The IMCA’s role is to make representations about that person’s wishes, feelings, beliefs and values, at the same time as bringing to the attention of the decision-maker all factors that are relevant to the decision. This will include supporting the person who lacks capacity; obtaining and evaluating information; as far as possible ascertaining the person’s wishes and feelings, beliefs and values; obtaining a further medical opinion if necessary and ascertaining alternative courses of action. The IMCA will represent the person’s views and interests and prepare a report for the decision-maker. The IMCA will also be able to challenge the decision-maker.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The initial term of the contract will be for 3 years with an option to extend at the sole discretion of the contracting Authority for 2 further periods each of 1 year.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The following Local Authorities will be able to ‘call off’ the contract; Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly and Bridgend.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
As set out in the tender documents.
Supplier’s will be required to enter into terms and conditions of contract as set out in the ITT, save for matters of clarification or consistency the terms are non-negotiable.
NWSSP reserves the right to request a parent company and/or other guarantees of financial liability.
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 services to which this notice relates fall within Regulation 74, Section 7, Chapter 3, Part 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Regulations). Although the Contracting Authority may voluntarily adopt certain provisions in the Regulations for the purposes of, inter alia, applying selection criteria at PQQ stage, neither the publication of this voluntary notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority (or any of the NHS Wales bodies on whose behalf it is acting) intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to “Light Touch” services.
The Contracting Authority will not accept completed PQQ’s after the stated closing date.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to conclude the contract in whole, in part or annul the tendering process.
The tendering process will be undertaken via electronic means using the Bravo e-tendering system access Bravo eTenderWales at https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/
Register / login to the portal and click “PQQs open to all suppliers”. Find the pqq_number and title and click on the “express interest” button. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your “my PQQ” page.
To access attachments click “buyer attachments” in the “PQQ details”.
To respond click “my response” under “PQQ details”. Then “create response” or “decline to respond”. You can use the “messages” function.
To communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. Submit your tender using the “submit response” button.
Note: The Authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=82778
4-5 Charnwood Court, Heol Billingsley, Parc Nantgarw
Telephone: +44 1443848585Internet address: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: