British Transport Police London Custody Healthcare Contract

British Transport Police London Custody Healthcare Contract

The proposal is to procure a new contract for Healthcare in British Transport Police (BTP) London Custody Suites that will replace the current arrangement ensuring that core policing business and BTP’s strategic aims are delivered and its legal obligations are met.

Reference number: BTP/LCHC/0001

Deadline date:28/06/2013

This deadline is for… Notice deadline.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom London, England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: British Transport Police

Original source URL http://www.mytenders.org/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=105876

 

Description of the contract

The proposal is to procure a new contract for Healthcare in British Transport Police (BTP) London Custody Suites that will replace the current arrangement ensuring that core policing business and BTP’s strategic aims are delivered and its legal obligations are met. Chief Police Officers have a statutory responsibility to ensure that detainees have access to appropriate professional healthcare whilst in police detention. Healthcare provision in custody suites is mandated by the Safer Detention and Handling of Persons in Police detention guidance, 2012 and is required by the provisions in The Police and Criminal Evidence Act, 1984 (PACE). The custody function and BTP duty of care to detainees is within the scope of the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 and The Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act, 2007.

The other part of the contract is to procure a new contract for the provision of approved Mental Health Professionals in BTP London Public protection unit (PPU London), that will replace the current agreement under the suicide prevention and mental health project, ensuring that core policing business and BTP’s strategic aims are delivered and its legal obligations are more efficiently achieved. BTP (PPU London) manages and supports the force obligations under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended) and Mental Capacity Act 2005, the unit also provides access to and support from, appropriate professional healthcare following interventions made by response officers. The provision of professional mental health support within that unit supports and informs decision making that concerns the welfare and response those individuals subject of the interventions by providing liaison and access to National Health Service partners and data streams. The advice and support provided reduces the amount of ‘inert’ police time at places of safety, informs and educates the providers of clinical assessment and treatment and, when necessary, manages escalation procedures to deal with dispute and delay in the treatment and care of detained individuals. BTP duty of care to detainees is within the scope of The Police and Criminal Evidence Act, 1984 (PACE). Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 and The Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act, 2007.

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Documents

Classification of the contract

66162000 Custody services

85000000 Health and social work services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 02/12/2013 – 01/12/2015

 

Who to contact

Contact name Ayo Ogunmoyero

Organisation name British Transport Police

Address 25 Camden Road, Camden, Finance and Procurement, London, GB, NW1 9LN

Telephone +44 2075216282

Extension number:

Fax +44 2075216291

Web address http://www.btp.police.uk

 

How to apply

For further information please review the full notice details at http://www.mytenders.org/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=105876