Joint Advocacy Services for Wiltshire Council

Joint Advocacy Services for Wiltshire Council

The advocacy service is to be provided county-wide for people over the age of 5, who meet the eligibility criteria summarised below.

United Kingdom-Trowbridge: Health and social work services

2019/S 203-494250

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Wiltshire Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Trowbridge
NUTS code: UKK15
Postal code: BA14 8JN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Dan Evans
Telephone: +44 1225716628
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


AC0861Joint Advocacy Services

Reference number: DN442241

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The advocacy service is to be provided county-wide for people over the age of 5.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKK15

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The advocacy service is to be provided county-wide for people over the age of 5, who meet the eligibility criteria summarised below.

Statutory advocacy for children — advocacy will be provided for children in care, care leavers, children and young people with special educational needs, young carers and those wishing to make a complaint under the Children Act 1989 (Section 24 D and 26).

Statutory guidance also makes clear that the local authority has a duty to ensure that the views and wishes of CYP going through child protection procedures be heard and acted upon. This does not always have to be achieved through independent advocacy, but this service is a key opportunity to do so.

Care Act Advocacy — advocacy that meets the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and associated regulations in supporting people who would otherwise:

— experience substantial difficulty in being fully involved in assessment, care and support planning, review and safeguarding processes, and

— have no one appropriate or available to support and represent their wishes.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) — The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) requires local authorities to provide the IMCA service, which evaluates whether an individual’s Deprivation of Liberty (DOLS) considerations are being met. IMCA’s work with anyone who lacks the mental capacity to make decisions and support them, if eligible criteria is met, as part of the bets interests decision making process.

Paid representatives under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards — The MCA also requires that Wiltshire Council appoints paid officers to represent the person being deprived of their liberty (these are called paid representatives), in circumstances where there is no available person eligible to undertake this role. This element will be included alongside the IMCA service.

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) — The duty to provide IMHA services under the Mental Health Act (1983) (MHA) was transferred to the Council on 1.4.2013. People who are detained under the Mental Health Act (other than short term emergency sections) have a statutory right under S130 of the MHA to an IMHA.

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 year extension available.

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: no
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: 22/11/2019
Local time: 15:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/11/2019
Local time: 15:05

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

Official name: Legal Department
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Trowbridge
Postal code: BA14 JN
Country: 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: