Appropriate Adults Services for Croydon Council

Appropriate Adults Services for Croydon Council

The council invites organisations to submit a tender for the provision of an Appropriate Adults Services, a statutory obligation brought in with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

Opportunity Id
868/2020 – Appropriate Adults Services
79000000-4 – Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
80000000-4 – Education and training services
85000000-9 – Health and social work services
98000000-3 – Other community, social and personal services
The Council invites organisations to submit a tender for the provision of an Appropriate Adults Services, a statutory obligation brought in with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. This service is for Local authorities to arrange access for Appropriate Adults, whilst children, young people and for those that are vulnerable are detained in custody. The Appropriate Adult Service is for both young people and vulnerable adults living in Croydon and Sutton, publicly funded. This service is aimed to provide independent support to people being kept in custody, for questioning about a crime or in a related sensitive situation. The Council intends to establish a contract that will be issued by Croydon Council and will be available to Sutton Council via an access agreement for the full two years with an option to extend for a further one year (2+1). This procurement is to establish a single source supplier who is experienced and qualified in the delivery of Appropriate Adults Services. Tenderers can apply by completing the documents via the London Tenders Portal. The anticipated contract start date will be no later than the 1st December 2020. The Council is orientating this as an Open procurement procedure under the Light Touch Regime in accordance with PCR 2015. The Council does not hold itself bound by the Regulations except to the extent that they apply to the light touch regime as set out in Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Council requires the successful Service Providers to comply with the London Living Wage. All potential suppliers are advised to read the supporting documents listed on the London Tenders portal, prior to responding to the invitation to tender. How to register your interest If you wish to register an interest in this contract, please follow the steps below: • Register your company on the London Tenders Portal free of charge via the link below: • Await acceptance. You will receive an email confirming your username and password • Use your username and password to log into the London Tenders Portal and register your interest in the relevant contract: 868/2020 Appropriate Adults Services • Shortly after you have registered your interest, you will receive a second email containing a link to access the tender documentation. Deadlines • The deadline for returning your tender is: 12:00:00 noon on 24th July 2020 • The completed tenders may be submitted any time before the closing deadline. • Late applications will not be accepted Additional information We reserve the right to make this contract available to partners and other public sector and/or voluntary organisations. In keeping with Croydon’s commitment to sustainability, please DO NOT include any publicity material with your submissions. Croydon Council aims to provide equality of opportunity and welcomes applicants from black and minority ethnic communities and disabled groups. In addition the council actively seeks to use small to medium enterprises (SME) as part of its sustainability policy. Please include the contract number of this process when communicating with the Council. Please direct any communication about this procurement via the portal. Please be aware that TUPE may apply to this contract The Council reserves the right to hold clarification interviews/site visits with leading bidders
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Appropriate Adult

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Croydon Council
Vivienne Weeks
Bernard Weatherill House

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From 25/06/2020 09:00 to 24/07/2020 12:00