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The provision of independent advocacy for adults at risk is crucially important in promoting their independence, involvement and interests and in supporting them in making choices, taking decisions, securing rights and acting in their own interests, ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Sunderland City Council
Civic Centre
Sunderland
SR2 7DN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Issy Langley
Telephone: +44 1915612366
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKC23

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.nepoportal.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.nepoportal.org
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:

Independent Adult Advocacy.

Reference number: DN247340
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85312300
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The provision of independent advocacy for adults at risk is crucially important in promoting their independence, involvement and interests and in supporting them in making choices, taking decisions, securing rights and acting in their own interests, as well as contributing to the life of the community and being fully engaged in society.

For people who lack capacity in specific situations, access to specialist advocacy can empower and protect Individuals in decision making processes.

This Service Specification and accompanying performance management framework set out the requirements, outcomes and standards that the Council expects the Provider to comply with in the delivery of the following which the Provider will provide for and on behalf of the Council:

i. Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy;

ii. Relevant Persons Representative;

iii. Litigation Friend;

iv. Independent Mental Health Advocacy

v. Care Act 2014.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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: UKC23
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of independent advocacy for adults at risk is crucially important in promoting their independence, involvement and interests and in supporting them in making choices, taking decisions, securing rights and acting in their own interests, as well as contributing to the life of the community and being fully engaged in society.

For people who lack capacity in specific situations, access to specialist advocacy can empower and protect Individuals in decision making processes.

This Service Specification and accompanying performance management framework set out the requirements, outcomes and standards that the Council expects the Provider to comply with in the delivery of the following which the Provider will provide for and on behalf of the Council:

i. Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy;

ii. Relevant Persons Representative;

iii. Litigation Friend;

iv. Independent Mental Health Advocacy;

v. Care Act 2014.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 x 12 months extension (Optional - At the sole discretion of the Council).

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)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: 18/04/2017
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: 18/04/2017
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
Sunderland City Council
Burdon Road
Sunderland
SR2 7DN
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:
16/03/2017