Tender for Sexual Violence and Abuse Support Services in Essex
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor, community based support and talking therapies for victims of sexual violence and abuse.
United Kingdom-Witham: Guidance and counselling services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall
Contact person: Claire Ward
Telephone: +44 1474366650
NUTS code: UKH3
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of Sexual Violence and Abuse Support Services in Essex
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), community based support and talking therapies for victims of sexual violence and abuse.
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
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex (PFCC) has a statutory duty to commission support services for victims of crime, and is responsible for local compliance arrangements to ensure victims receive their entitlements as set out in the code of practice for victims of crime, and EU Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.
Supporting victims of crime is a priority area and is highlighted through the police and crime plan, within which the PFCC has committed to place victims at the heart of the criminal justice process. Specifically for sexual abuse victims within priority 4, the PFCC commits to reverse the trend in serious violence by ‘ensuring victims of rape and sexual violence receive the help and support they need, and work with criminal justice partners to ensure that perpetrators are convicted.’ The PFCC is also committed to protecting children and vulnerable people from harm, including those at risk of or experiencing any form of sexual abuse or violence.
The PFCC values a collaborative approach to commissioning. Support for victims represents a complex mix of existing support structures, as well as commissioned interventions and services, funded and delivered by a range of agencies. The PFCC seeks integrated solutions to victims’ needs that place the victim at the heart of the system and deliver economies for providers and commissioners. The PFCC is committed to working with local and national partners to ensure support and recovery systems are mapped and understood to prevent duplication or confusion, and to deliver timely and appropriate support.
The PFCC welcomes the collaborative approach to working with NHS England in order to ensure victims of sexual assault receive the appropriate support to meet their needs following a sexually based crime.
In commissioning this service the PFCC aims to ensure specialist support for all victims and survivors of any form of sexual abuse, whether that occurred recently or in the past, are able to access appropriate support in a timely way that recognises and responds to their needs, enabling and empowering them to cope and, as far as possible, recover from their experience.
The Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) and NHS England (NHSE) are seeking a partner or consortia of agencies to deliver specialist services to provide:
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), community based support and talking therapies for victims of sexual violence and abuse. ISVAs typically provide emotional and practical support to victims before, during and after court to ensure they are informed and able to take part in criminal justice proceedings. Community based support typically involves the provision of longer term specialist support as well as short term intervention in order to support victims to cope and recover from the impact of the crime. Talking therapies provide immediate and short-term trauma focused psychological intervention to those who have disclosed within the last 12 months.
Talking therapies service is in a pilot phase. As a result, this will be reviewed on an annual basis. We would expect bidders to deliver this service and demonstrate how it can form part of an integrated model.
The contract(s) is offered at 1 000 000 GBP — 1 100 000 GBP per annum. This value is fixed with no provision for inflationary or other increases within the term of the contract.
Talking therapies is offered at 87 500 GBP per annum. Funding is being committed for 2020/21 and decisions for the continuation provision of this service will be kept under review and communicated with successful bidder.
The contract is for a period of 3 years with the option to extend pending funding availability, performance and quality service delivery for a further 2 years but on a yearly extension basis.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract is for 3 years with the option to extend for 2 years in annual extensions.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
TUPE will apply to this contract. Tenderers are requested to make their own enquiries about TUPE and factor this into their service requirements. The information that the authority has received has been made available to Tenderers (see attachments in BravoSolution) however the authority does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
A supplier day will be held on 1.10.2019. Please see the procurement documentation for details on how to indicate attendance.
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: