Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. Does the council have a current contract or framework agreement in place for suppliers to undertake DoLS assessments or BIA assessments on behalf of the council?
2. Please provide the name(s) of the organisations providing these services under these such agreements
3. Please confirm the start and finish date for any such agreement?
4. Please provide the monetary value applied to any such agreement?
5. Please provide the spot purchase price the council pays directly to BIA assessors to undertake DoLS and BIA assessments?

Yours faithfully,

Mr P T Read

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Request for Information - 2019/0734 - DoLS or BIA assessments

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I refer to your request for information received on 19/02/2019.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

 1. Does the council have a current contract or framework agreement in
place for suppliers to undertake DoLS assessments or BIA assessments
on behalf of the council?

No the Council uses internal and external BIA’s, commissioned on a spot
purchase per assessment basis.

 

 2. Please provide the name(s) of the organisations providing these
services under these such agreements?

Action First is used when we are unable to find Independent BIA’s.

 

 3. Please confirm the start and finish date for any such agreement?

N/A

 

 4. Please provide the monetary value applied to any such agreement?

Paid at a market related rate per assessment, in 2017/18 it was £16,740.

 

 5. Please provide the spot purchase price the council pays directly to
BIA assessors to undertake DoLS and BIA assessments?

£250 per assessment plus travel at 45p per mile.

 

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From: Mr P T Read <[FOI #553464 email]>
Sent: 19 February 2019 09:44
To: Freedom Of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Deprivation of Liberty
Safeguards

 

Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act:

1. Does the council have a current contract or framework agreement in
place for suppliers to undertake DoLS assessments or BIA assessments on
behalf of the council?
2. Please provide the name(s) of the organisations providing these
services under these such agreements
3. Please confirm the start and finish date for any such agreement?
4. Please provide the monetary value applied to any such agreement?
5. Please provide the spot purchase price the council pays directly to BIA
assessors to undertake DoLS and BIA assessments?

Yours faithfully,

Mr P T Read

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