Stockport Council Independent Advocacy Hub

Stockport Council Independent Advocacy Hub

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council is planning to bring together a range of Independent Advocacy Casework functions in Stockport to create an Independent Advocacy Casework Hub.

United Kingdom-Stretford: Health and social work services

2015/S 017-027024

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
STaR Shared Procurement Service, Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall
For the attention of: Mr Peter Walpole
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619124141
E-mail: peter.walpole@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619124272

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic access to information: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall, 1st floor Extension, Talbot Road
Contact point(s): www.the-chest.gov.uk
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@star-procurement.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall, 1st floor Extension, Talbot Road
Contact point(s): www.the-chest.gov.uk
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@star-procurement.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall, 1st floor Extension, Talbot Road
Contact point(s): www.the-chest.gov.uk
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@star-procurement.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Stockport Council Independent Advocacy Hub.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 0

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 0

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (The Council) is planning to bring together a range of Independent Advocacy Casework functions in Stockport to create an Independent Advocacy Casework Hub. This document outlines the service to be offered, and will form a part of any contract or agreement that is drawn up with those who are contracted to provide the service.
This development is taking place within the context of the Care Act 2014 and Stockport Council’s Preventative Commissioning Strategy, which is described further within Part 2 of this document.
Our Strategic Objectives
The Council is seeking to work with organisations which share its values and can help achieve the following strategic values, which are to;
1. Create innovation and an asset based approach.
2. Improve value for money.
3. Intervene early and effectively.
4. Build capability and resilience in communities and empower individuals.
5. Maintain and improve well-being and health.
6. Increase levels of economic independence.
7. Enable independent living and self-care.
8. Enable co-ordinated and Integrated services.
Summary of Service Requirements
The new Advocacy Hub will bring together a range of Independent Advocacy Casework functions in Stockport and combine a range of statutory and non statutory provision. It will meet all statutory requirements on the Council for the provision of independent advocacy in relation to the following:
— Care Act 2014,
— Mental Health Act 2007 (IMHA)
— Health and Social Care Act 2012 (NHS Complaints Advocacy)
The service will offer professional, high-quality independent advocacy to Adults across all categories of need who are users of Adult Social Care or specialist health services. It is expected to support adults with more complex needs: including, for example, adults with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health needs, acquired brain injury, physical and sensory impairment, frail older people or carers facing very demanding or difficult circumstances. This will incorporate services offered to people who currently receive support in relation to Mental Health Act Advocacy (IMHA) and people requiring advocacy support in relation to the NHS Complaints Procedure and will be required to offer continued advocacy as required to those currently supported in relation to these services. The service will also go beyond the statutory minimum to offer an impartial advocacy casework service to those who need it most.
The Advocacy Hub will not provide general advice and information: it will provide independent casework advocacy to people who have ‘substantial difficulty’ articulating or negotiating their needs and personal goals, particularly where there is no-one else available to assist them. It will not specialise in any particular ‘client group’ and it will be flexible enough to meet the needs of different groups of people.
It will actively seek to add social value through the engagement of peers and volunteers, contributing to the development of community capacity within the borough. The Hub will largely serve Stockport residents, but it may also support people who live elsewhere who have been using health and social care services in Stockport.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 98000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

in days: 90 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 0

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 27.2.2015 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.3.2015 – 16:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.3.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 0 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 2.3.2015 – 16:30

Place: UNITED KINGDOM

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

To access and download the tender documents Tenderers are required to be registered on the CHEST portal on the following link — www.the-chest.org.uk Once registered, the tender documents will be available for companies to download. You will find the tender documents by looking under Stockport Council in the Current Opportunities section. Tenders are to be returned by uploading onto the CHEST Portal. The Chest Reference number is 9SSL-ZR1RVL Tenderers are required to comply with the instructions in the tender documents. The Contract will be for a period of 3 years, commencing 1.4.2015, with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years, to 31.3.2020. Closing date and time for the submission of tenders is 2.3.2015 at 16:00 hrs.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

STaR Shared Procurement Service
Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall, 1st floor Extension, Talbot Road
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@star-procurement.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

STaR Shared Procurement Service
Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall, 1st floor Extension, Talbot Road
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@star-procurement.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

STaR Shared Procurement Service
Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall, 1st floor Extension, Talbot Road
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@star-procurement.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.1.2015

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