Independent Advocacy Contract

Independent Advocacy Contract

Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and their planning partners are seeking to create a contract for independent advocacy to be delivered across the Scottish Borders.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters,

Newtown St Boswells

TD6 0SA

UK

Anna Penman

+44 1835824000

procurement@scotborders.gov.uk

+44 1835825150
http://www.scotborders.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters,

Newtown St Boswells

TD6 0SA

UK

Anna Penman

+44 1835824000

Procurement@scotborders.gov.uk

+44 1835825150
http://www.scotborders.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Independent Advocacy

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and their planning partners are seeking to create a contract for independent advocacy to be delivered across the Scottish Borders. A commitment will be required by the provider to deliver the provision of locally based, high quality, independent advocacy services with the aim of supporting service users and where appropriate, carers to have a strong voice.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=300105.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

321000 Adults and Older Peoples Services
329999 other Social Community Care Supplies and Services

170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

As detailed within the Invitation To Tender

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

SBC/CPS/671

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
19-05-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 01-07-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

It is considered that the Services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012. Neither the inclusion of this stage or any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Council intends to hold itself bound by and of the Regulations save those applicable to Part B Services.

Collaborative arrangements:

NHS Borders

(SC Ref:300105)

5.2

Additional Documentation

671- Invitation to Tender
Appendix 3 – Scottish Borders Independent Advocacy Action Planv
Appendix 4 – Review of all independent advocacy in the Scottish Borders
Appendix 5 – Review of the needs of older poeple
Appendix 6 Review of advocacy provision for children and young people
Appendix 7 – Proposal to increase access to Independent Advocacy for client groups currently excluded in the Scottish Borders

5.3

Publication date of this notice

01-04-2014