The Council of the London Borough of Waltham Forest ("the Authority") is seeking Tenders from suitably experienced and qualified organisations for the Contract for: All Age Independent Advocacy Service and Children's and Young People Independent Visitor Service in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Participating Authorities ("the Contract").
The Contract shall commence on 1st October 2021 and shall continue up to and including 30th September 2024 ("the Contract Period"). At the sole discretion of the Authority the Contract Period may be extended in such period or periods as the Authority deems appropriate up to a maximum twenty-four (24) months, providing a possible total Contract Period to midnight on 30th September 2026.
The Contract is split into two (2) Lots as follows:-
Lot 1: All Age Independent Advocacy Service
This includes the following different types of advocacy:-
• Independent Care Act Advocacy (ICAA)
• Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMCA)
• Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
• Independent Health Complaints Advocacy (IHCA)
• Independent Advocacy for Children in Care (CIC), and care leavers between the of 5-25 years
Lot 2: Children's and Young People Independent Visitor Service.
An Independent Visitor (IV) service for Children in Care and Care Leavers between the ages of 5-18 years.
The Authority is seeking to award the Contract to a single lead provider who can deliver good quality, efficient advocacy services.
Organisations must tender for both Lots but are permitted to propose a model of delivery where the services relating to either Lot can be delivered in partnership with other providers. The Lead Provider will be responsible and accountable for the delivery of the service.
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