Services - 174102-2018

21/04/2018    S78    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Lochgilphead: Social work and related services

2018/S 078-174102

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Argyll and Bute Council
Postal address: Kilmory
Town: Lochgilphead
Postal code: PA31 8RT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1546604145

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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

Independent Advocacy for Adults

II.1.2)Main CPV code
85300000 Social work and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Independent advocacy for adults primarily to meet the requirement for service provision under the:

— Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

— Mental health (Care and treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

— Adult support and protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

— And potentially the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85300000 Social work and related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM81 Not specified
NUTS code: UKM63 Lochaber
Main site or place of performance:

Argyll and Bute.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent advocacy service for adults primarily in order to meet the requirement for service provision under the:

— Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

— Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

— Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

— And possibly the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

In exceptional circumstances health or social care staff may make a referral to the service where the adult is not subject to any of the above legislation.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

It is intended that this will be a 3 year framework with the option of a further year extension.

Please note that this is not a call for competition and there are no tender documents available as yet. The full tender will be published using an open notice that all interested parties have access to.

Please note that the tender responses will required to be submitted via Public Contracts Scotland Tender (PSCT) (as opposed to this website, Public Contracts Scotland). Please ensure you are registered -

Organisations that note an interest in this notice may be contacted for market research purposes prior to publication of the tender.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref:538989).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: