Tender for Adult Advocacy Services in East Sussex

Tender for Adult Advocacy Services in East Sussex

Provider of adult advocacy services for East Sussex from October 2019 for 3,5 years, up to March 2023.

United Kingdom-Lewes: Health and social work services

2019/S 076-181007

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
Lewes
BN7 1UE
United Kingdom
Contact person: James Cooper
Telephone: +44 1273337482
E-mail: james.cooper@eastsussex.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ22
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.eastsussex.gov

Address of the buyer profile: https://sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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

II.1.1)Title:

ESCC JC Adult Advocacy Services in East Sussex

Reference number: ESCC – 025682

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

East Sussex County Council (“the Council”) Adult Social Care and Health Department (ASCH) is looking for a provider of adult advocacy services for East Sussex from October 2019 for 3,5 years, up to March 2023, with a further option to extend for up to 24 months (to March 2025). Working with 3 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) ESSC are commissioning this new advocacy service to support the delivery of statutory advocacy requirements, namely Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and care act advocacy. The service provider will also be expected to demonstrate ability to provide independent advocacy to adults who fall outside of the statutory advocacy definitions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 584 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ22
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

East Sussex County Council (“the Council”) Adult Social Care and Health Department (ASCH) is looking for a provider of adult advocacy services for East Sussex from October 2019 for 3,5 years, up to March 2023, with a further option to extend the contract for up to 24 months (to March 2025). Working with the three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) ESSC are commissioning this new advocacy service to support the delivery of statutory advocacy requirements, namely Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and care act advocacy. The service provider will be expected to demonstrate the ability to provide independent advocacy to adults who fall outside of the statutory advocacy definitions within the contractual financial envelope, where an adult has an adult social care-related issue that could be appropriately supported by an independent advocate.

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

Start: 01/10/2019
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Possible extension of up to 24 months.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Description

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: 22/05/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/05/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

East Sussex County Council
Lewes
BN7 1UE
United Kingdom
E-mail: philip.baker@eastsussex.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/04/2019