Luton: Health and social work services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from 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:

Provision of Adults and Children and Young Peoples Advocacy Services Invitation to Tender

Reference number: DN368280

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Luton Borough Council is seeking to appoint a provider or providers of a wide range of advocacy services for both:

(i) Adults and

(ii) Children’s and Young People advocacy to clients and empower clients to embrace and be involved in peer advocacy and self-advocacy

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 Childrens and Young People

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 – AA01

98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

(ii) The specification for statutory advocacy services for children and young people covers 5 key areas:

1) Independent visiting service for looked after children;

2) Independent social care advocacy for children and young people (including support for children and young people known to children’s social care who make a complaint/are intending to make a representation or complaint about services);

3) Independent return interviews following missing episode(s) for looked after children;

4) Child protection advocacy service;

5) Care, education and treatment reviews.

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:

Extension of 2 years 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

II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

(i) The tender is sought for an independent advocacy service for adults which provides all aspects of service provision relating to statutory advocacy within the service specification.

Statutory provision comprises of advocates in the following areas:

— Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA): supporting people who have been detained under the 1983 Mental Health Act to understand their rights,

— Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA): provided when:

—— the person is aged 16 or over,

—— a decision needs to be made about either a long-term change in accommodation or a serious medical treatment,

—— the person lacks capacity to make that decision,

—— there is no one independent of services, such as a family member or friend, who is “appropriate to consult”.

— Care Act Advocacy – requirement under the Care Act for customers to be involved in the decision making process. If client needs support to do this then an appropriate Individual will be appointed to support them,

— NHS Complaints Advocacy – supporting adults to make a complaint about the NHS in regards to the treatment they have received.

Non statutory advocacy is to be promoted though signposting and fully utilising the existing 3rd sector Providers. Non statutory will include attendance at client groups, voice groups and executive boards for client groups such as learning disabilities.

The maximum budget for Adults service is 225 000 GBP (two hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds only).

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:

Extension of 2 years 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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 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: 30/10/2018

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: 30/10/2018

Local time: 12:00

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

Luton Borough Council
Luton
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:

28/09/2018