Appropriate Adult Services Tender – Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight

Appropriate Adult Services Tender – Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight

The service will provide persons acting as an appropriate adult for children and young people (in the absence of the parent, guardian or, if the juvenile is in the care of a local authority or voluntary organisation, a person representing that authority or organisation, or a social worker) and vulnerable adults.

Appropriate Adult Services for Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Guidance services – 85312310

Location of contract

SO23 8UJ

Value of contract

£1,650,000

Procurement reference

CS14221

Published date

22 March 2021

Closing date

26 April 2021

Closing time

2pm

Contract start date

1 July 2021

Contract end date

30 June 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

 

Appropriate Adult Services for Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight

Hampshire County Council, together with Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, the Isle of Wight Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton are inviting applications from suitably experienced organisations who wish to tender for Appropriate Adult Services for Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight.

The service will provide persons acting as an appropriate adult for children and young people (in the absence of the parent, guardian or, if the juvenile is in the care of a local authority or voluntary organisation, a person representing that authority or organisation, or a social worker) and vulnerable adults (in the absence of a relative, guardian, other person responsible for their care or other appropriate friend or suitable adult) in custody at a police station or other place.
The service will also provide AA for unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children who are requiring an age assessment to be undertaken by children’s services in situations where the age of the child is in dispute.
The service will be required in Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight.

The initial term of the contract will be for three years, 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2024, with the option to extend for a duration of up to two further years until 30 June 2026.

The Council will follow a procedure under the Light Touch regime, resembling an open procedure. The procurement exercise will result in five contracts, contracts with each Local Authority and one contract with the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Interested parties should register their interest in the project via the In-Tend website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire, and complete and submit the tender return document together with any supporting documents requested by 14.00 hrs on Monday 26 April 2021.

If your organisation is not registered on the Hampshire In-tend portal, please go to the website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/ and click on the ‘Register’ tab – registration is free.

How to obtain the Tender Documents
The Tender documents can be accessed when logged into In-Tend by selecting ‘View Details’ on the relevant tender advert and clicking the ‘Express Interest’ tab. Once in the tender there are five tabs – ‘Tender’, ‘ITT – documents’, ‘Correspondence’, ‘Clarifications’ and ‘History’. Select the 2nd tab (ITT – documents) where you will find useful information under ‘Tender Details’ continue to scroll down to the heading ‘Tender Documents Received’ where you will be able to view / download the documents.

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More information

 

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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

CSPU Children’s Services Procurement

Address

Sussex Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8UJ
United Kingdom

Telephone

01962 832323

Email

childrens.services.procurement.unit@hants.gov.uk