Development of Independent Advocacy under the Care Act

Development of Independent Advocacy under the Care Act

This tender aims to address one of the key training needs of advocates, the development of a training course for independent advocates appointed under the Care Act, in relation to Supported Decision Making, and the provision of this course for 160 advocates – 8 courses x 20 people.

Reference number:417226

Deadline date:19/09/2014

This deadline is for…12 Midday for submission of bids on 19/09/2014

Contract value: £0 – £75,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Department of Health

Description of the contract

The Care Act 2014 introduces new duties to involve independent advocates in supporting people’s involvement in care and support assessment, planning and review processes. This duty will come into force from April 2015 when local authorities will be expected to have mechanisms in place to allow for people to have access to independent advocates in appropriate circumstances. This tender aims to address one of the key training needs of advocates, the development of a training course for independent advocates appointed under the Care Act, in relation to Supported Decision Making, and the provision of this course for 160 advocates – 8 courses x 20 people.

 

Classification of the contract

80561000Health training services

80510000Specialist training 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:20/10/2014 – 31/03/2015

 

Who to contact

Contact namePaul Bywater

Organisation nameDepartment of Health

AddressQuarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UB

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How to apply

If there is an intention to tender, then the potential Tenderer should acknowledges their interest (as quickly as possible) by sending a message through DH’s Business Management System (“BMS”) (online messages). This is the sole responsibility of the Tenderer and ensures that future updates etc. can be provided in an effective and timely manner. Failure to acknowledge your intention in this manner may lead to delays in receiving additional information and clarification updates.