Provision of a Memory Advisor Service

Provision of a Memory Advisor Service – 3099

Leicestershire County Council is committed to the provision of high quality support to people with memory problems and their carer.

Reference number: 3099

Deadline date:31/08/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£1,000,000 – £5,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Leicestershire CC and Rutland Leicestershire CC and Rutland,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: ESPO, on behalf of Leicestershire County Council


Description of the contract

Leicestershire County Council is committed to the provision of high quality support to people with memory problems and their carer. The Council and NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland wish to work collaboratively with a service provider who can demonstrate and maintain quality standards in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Health (DH) National Dementia Strategy, February 2009. It also draws on specifications and guidelines developed with regard to dementia advisor services across the country and by the Alzheimer’s Society. ESPO has been engaged by Leicestershire County Council to manage the procurement process. The aim of the Service is to support Service Users to: – live well with dementia for as long as possible – access appropriate information, advice and support in order to make informed choices and prepare for the future to minimise crisis situations, for both the person living with dementia and their carer – remain independent and stay at home for longer: This will be achieved through the provision of specialist tailored information, advice and support. The value of the intial firm period of 17 months is GBP 360000 and the contract has the option to extend for up to a further 3 years in 12 month increments. Organisations interested in participating should e mail a request for tender to: (refer to contract 3099). Completed tenders must be returned by 5pm, 6th September 2012.




Classification of the contract

85000000 Health and social work services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 25

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 below:

Priority Description of criteria Percentage weighting
2 price 20.00
1 quality 80.00

Estimated length of contract: 01/11/2012 – 31/03/2014


Who to contact

Contact name

Organisation name ESPO, on behalf of Leicestershire County Council

Address Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1ES

Telephone +441162657926

Extension number:

Fax +44 1162944399

Web address


How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.