Cumbria Healthwatch and Advocacy Services Contract

Cumbria Healthwatch and Advocacy Services Contract

Lot 1: IMCA/Healthwatch/Care Act Advocacy/NHS Complaints — the primary role of the services shall be to meet all statutory requirements for Cumbria County Council for the provision of professional independent advocacy under the terms of the Care Act 2014.

United Kingdom-Carlisle: Health and social work services

2020/S 244-605930

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Cumbria County Council
Postal address: Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate
Town: Carlisle
NUTS code: UKD1 Cumbria
Postal code: CA1 1RD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Corrina McCleary Hill
E-mail: corrina.mccleary-hill@cumbria.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1228221039
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.the-chest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Advocacy Services — Lot 1: IMCA/Healthwatch/Care Act Advocacy/NHS Complaints; Lot 2: Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy

 

Reference number: DN515627

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Lot 1: IMCA/Healthwatch/Care Act Advocacy/NHS Complaints — the primary role of the services shall be to meet all statutory requirements for Cumbria County Council for the provision of professional independent advocacy under the terms of the Care Act 2014, the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, (as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007 and within the guidelines set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards supplement to the Code of Practice.)

The services will operate across all categories of need, including adults with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health needs, acquired brain injury, physical and sensory impairment and young people in transition to adult services.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1 Cumbria

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Lot 1: IMCA/Healthwatch/Care Act Advocacy/NHS Complaints — the primary role of the services shall be to meet all statutory requirements for Cumbria County Council for the provision of professional independent advocacy under the terms of the Care Act 2014, the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, (as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007 and within the guidelines set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards supplement to the Code of Practice.)

The services will operate across all categories of need, including adults with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health needs, acquired brain injury, physical and sensory impairment and young people in transition to adult services.

Lot 2: Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy — IMHA services were introduced to safeguard the rights of people detained under the Mental Health Act (referred to as ‘qualifying patients’). IMHA services aim to enable people to understand their rights and safeguards under the Mental Health Act, and to participate in decisions about their care and treatment.

An Independent Mental Health Advocate is a statutory role, with specific responsibilities which include:

— supporting qualifying patients to access information and to better understand what is happening to them;

— supporting qualifying patients to explore options and to engage with decision-making about their care and treatment;

— supporting qualifying patients to articulate their own views;

— speaking on the qualifying patient’s behalf, as instructed by them, and representing them when requested;

— accessing records relating to the qualifying patient’s detention, treatment or after-care;

— providing non-instructed advocacy to qualifying patients who cannot clearly instruct their advocate or lack capacity to make specific decisions.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2021
End: 31/03/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Current contract ends 31 March 2021.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1 Cumbria

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Lot 2: Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy — IMHA services were introduced to safeguard the rights of people detained under the Mental Health Act (referred to as ‘qualifying patients’). IMHA services aim to enable people to understand their rights and safeguards under the Mental Health Act, and to participate in decisions about their care and treatment.

An Independent Mental Health Advocate is a statutory role, with specific responsibilities which include:

— supporting qualifying patients to access information and to better understand what is happening to them;

— supporting qualifying patients to explore options and to engage with decision-making about their care and treatment;

— supporting qualifying patients to articulate their own views;

— speaking on the qualifying patient’s behalf, as instructed by them, and representing them when requested;

— accessing records relating to the qualifying patient’s detention, treatment or after-care;

— providing non-instructed advocacy to qualifying patients who cannot clearly instruct their advocate or lack capacity to make specific decisions.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2021
End: 31/03/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Current contract ends 31 March 2021.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/01/2021
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Her Majesty’s Court Service
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: www.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/12/2020