Dear Oxfordshire County 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

Joint Commissioning FOI, Oxfordshire County Council

Our reference: 14903 FOI

 

Dear Mr Read,

 

Thank you for your request of 07 February 2019 in which you asked for
information about details concerning the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
and how Oxfordshire County Council administers these Safeguards. 

 

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?

 

Oxfordshire does currently have such a contract. 

 

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

 

This contract is between the council and a company named I.D Medical.  The
contract is for the provision of medical assessments, BIA assessments and
completion of the form 5 or 6 indicating whether the authorisation is
approved or denied.

 

 

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

 

The start date for this contract was 11 January 2019.  The finishing date
will be 1 year from the start. 

 

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

 

The value of the contract is £93,331.

 

 

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

 

Oxfordshire Supervisory Body does spot purchase assessments with
Independent BIA’s.  The cost varies depending on complexity.  Our usual
rate is £164 per assessment.

 

 

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you could use the reference number given at the top of this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Robert Barton

DoLS Manager

Oxfordshire County Council

Email:  [4][email address]

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