Hampshire County Council (the "Council") invite suitably experienced providers to tender for the provision of a range of statutory and non-statutory advocacy service provision for vulnerable adults and children covering Hampshire and the city of Southampton.Hampshire County Council is conducting the procurement for both lots of service provision under the "Light Touch Regime" set out in Part 2, Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, in accordance with the requirements of Hampshire County Council's Contract Standing Orders. The procurement will consist of a single stage Open procedure. The service provision consists of 2 lots and Tenderers are required to bid on the basis that, if they are successful, they will deliver both lots. The initial contract term for Lot 1 Hampshire is 2 years, with the option to extend the contract at the discretion of Hampshire County Council, for a further period or periods not exceeding 2 years. The services will be procured through 2 single lots each provided under separate contracts to both the Council (Lot 1 Hampshire) and to Southampton City Council (Lot 2 Southampton) , the Council acting as lead authority for the procurement.
Organisations interested in being considered for this opportunity will be required to register with and apply through Hampshire County Council's online tendering opportunities portal:https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/
The In-Tend project reference is AS14333 Hampshire & Southampton Advocacy Services and expressions of interest must be made using In-Tend from Thursday 14th November 2019, with a deadline for submissions of 12:00 hours, Thursday 12th December 2019.