Date lodged: 2 May 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the bidder selected to run the advocacy service for the Scottish social security system (a) recruits and (b) trains sufficient numbers of advocates in time for the service go live.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 10 May 2019
Any procurement process would require bidders to indicate capacity to provide advocacy support and to demonstrate how they would intend to recruit and train staff. This would be assessed as part of tender evaluation.