Advocacy Services Norfolk

Advocacy Services Norfolk

Advocacy Services: IMHA, IMCA and RPPR. A specialist non-instructed Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service to help particularly vulnerable people who lack the capacity to make important decisions about serious medical treatment and changes of accommodation.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2013/S 132-228901

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Claire Dawson
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1603223945
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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:

NCCT40375 Advocacy Services: IMHA, IMCA and RPPR.
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 UKH13

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

Norfolk County Council wishes to purchase independent advocacy services in the following areas:
A specialist non-instructed Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service to help particularly vulnerable people who lack the capacity to make important decisions about serious medical treatment and changes of accommodation. It is only available to those people who have no family or friends whom it would be appropriate to consult about those decisions. The IMCA service is a generic service for people over 16 years of age and the majority of people who access this service are people with learning disabilities, people with dementia, people who have an acquired brain injury or people with mental health problems.
An Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Service as required under S130A of the Mental Health Act 1983. The service will support qualifying patients to understand the legal provisions to which they are subject to under Mental Health Act 1983 and the rights and safeguards to which they are entitled. The service will aim to assist service users with:
— the provisions of the legislation under which they qualify for an IMHA,
— any conditions or restrictions they are subject to for example any arrangements made for s17 leave,
— the medical treatment being given, proposed or being discussed and the legal authority under which this would be given,
— the requirement that would apply in connection with the giving of the treatment,
— their rights under the Act and how those rights can be exercised.
A Relevant Persons Paid representative (RPPR) service to be available to all service users who may be eligible. This includes people with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health needs and acquired brain injury and any other disorders.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85312310, 79140000

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

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

This contract is divided into lots: no
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:

The range stated below takes in to account possible contract extensions. The contract will be for 3 years with the option to extend for 2 years on a 1 plus 1 basis.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 345 000 and 800 000 GBP
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

Duration in months: 36 (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:

Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents for information.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents for information.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents for information.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents for information.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents for information.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents for information.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents for information.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents for information.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents for information.
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

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

NCCT40375
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 86-146029 of 3.5.2013

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

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.8.2013 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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: 150 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

This is a procurement for services specified in Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“Part B services”). Accordingly the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) only apply in part. The procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the contract documents. The Authority has voluntarily published this Contract Notice in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Norfolk County Council will incorporate a voluntary standstill period at the point information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten calendar days, will provide time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.7.2013