Supported Living for Adults with Mental Health Needs – Astley Cooper Place, Estcourt Road, Great Yarmouth

Supported Living for Adults with Mental Health Needs – Astley Cooper Place, Estcourt Road, Great Yarmouth

[Value: £1700000.0 – £2000000.0 | Location: Norfolk | Deadline Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT | Description: The service will be a new accommodation based service for people with severe and enduring mental health issues, commissioned by Norfolk County Council in partnership with Supporting People, Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Foundation Trust

Reference number: Ref no 7

Deadline date: 25/01/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of tenders

Contract value: £10,000 – £15,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: South East

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: Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Description of the contract

This piece of work will review and revise our safeguarding policy, provide training on this in discussion with OCC staff and take forward plans for monitoring, further review and refinement. This is to ensure our safeguarding practices best meet the specific requirements of OCC. It will address engaging and involving children and young people in fulfilling our duty and remit and with particular regard to Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 12 states: children and young people have the right to be heard and for their views to be taken seriously). The policy is in need of a full review, as only minor revisions have been undertaken since it was put in place and it no longer supports OCC requirements. It is also necessary to bring the OCC policy in line with new legislation/guidance on vetting and barring procedures or to progress this as new arrangements are finalised. The policy and related guidance must address all OCC needs in respect of engagement with children and young people; HR functions – including the employment of young people who have prior convictions; procurement and research commissioning. A document is required which is accessible, up to date, understood by staff and can be provided to organisations we engage to work for us or with which we are involved in partnerships. Guidance suitable for our range of participation activities with children and young people, including Children’s Commissioner Takeover Day will be part of this task. Involving staff and other stakeholders (e.g. children and young people) during the process of production of this guidance and in its implementation will need to be considered. Relevant training and review will be built into the contract.

Classification of the contract

75100000 Administration services

75130000 Supporting services for the government

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: 01/02/2012 – 01/02/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Douglas Smith

Address 33 Greycoat Street, London, SW1P 2QF

Telephone 020 7783 8330

Extension number:

Fax 020 7931 7544


How to apply

Completion and return of tender Deadline for responses: 5pm on 25th January 2012 Interviews: 31st January 2012 Appointment date: 3rd February 2012 All responses should be directed to: All tenders should be sent as an e-mail attachment and submitted in PDF format. Please note we will not accept receipt of hard paper copies unless previous agreement has been reached. Any queries in relation to the submission process should be made to: Douglas Smith Performance and Planning Manager Office of the Children’s Commissioner 33 Greycoat Street London SW1P 2QF Telephone: 0207 340 7227 Any submission received after the deadline specified above will be disqualified. No exceptions will be made for any reason. However, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner may, at its own absolute discretion, extend the closing date and time for receipt of tenders specified above without request. Any such extension will apply to all tenders. Every tender response received by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner shall be deemed to have been made subject to the conditions of tender as set out in this document, unless the Office of the Children’s Commissioner shall previously have expressly agreed in writing to the contrary. Any alternative terms and conditions offered on behalf of a tenderer shall, if inconsistent with these conditions, be deemed to have been rejected by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner unless expressly accepted by them in writing. The tenderer is advised that, in the event of their tender being accepted by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, they will be required to undertake the Provisions and Standards of Service in accordance with the draft Conditions of Contract given in Appendix B. The tenderer is required to complete and provide all information required by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner in accordance with the enclosed schedules. Failure to comply with these conditions may lead the Office of the Children’s Commissioner to reject the tender. The tenderer must obtain for themselves, as their own responsibility and expense, all information necessary for the preparation of the tender. Information supplied to the tenderer by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner or its officers, agents or other staff is supplied only for general guidance in the preparation of the tender. Tenderers must satisfy themselves by their own investigations, as to the accuracy of any such information and no responsibility is accepted by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner through any loss of damage of whatever kind arising from the use by the tenderer of such information