DoLS Assessments Contract Chatham

DoLS Assessments Contract Chatham

Medway Council has a dedicated DoLS Service and requires the provision of an s12 DoLS trained doctors’ contract.

United Kingdom-Chatham: Health services

2018/S 055-121960

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Medway Council
Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Lisa Barrett
Telephone: +44 1634337402
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Provision of DoLS Assessments

Reference number: DN330249

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) is amended by the Mental Health Act (1983 as amended 2007) to include the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, implemented on 1.4.2009. The safeguards provide legal protection for vulnerable people who are, or may become, deprived of their liberty in a hospital or care home. They apply to people who have a mental disorder and who are assessed as lacking capacity to consent to the arrangements made for their residence, care or treatment.

Medway Council has a dedicated DoLS Service and requires the provision of an s12 DoLS trained doctors’ contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Medway, Kent.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirements for this contract are as follows:

a) Provision of appropriately qualified and trained doctors;

b) Provision of doctors with mix of experience — learning disability, older persons, brain injury;

c) Facility to undertake assessments within 7 days of referral;

d) Secure e-mail transmission between doctor and Medway DoLS Office with all forms digitally signed;

e) Service to ensure that doctors are appropriately qualified, trained and updated annually.

Service to ensure that doctors have suitable indemnity insurance, current vetting and barring certificate and any necessary work permit/visa for working in the UK;

f) Access for doctors to legal advice for complex cases.

Provision of doctors willing to assess alongside Best Interests Assessors at a time best suited to the person(s) being assessed, including availability for out of hour’s assessments.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60 %
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 40 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/07/2018
End: 30/06/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 25/05/2018
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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/05/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Medway Council
Gun Wharf, Dock Road
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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