Welfare Rights and Advice Essex

Welfare Rights and Advice Essex

Harlow Council is seeking to commission a suitably experienced and qualified/certified/registered organisation for the purpose of providing specialist welfare rights and advice services. The aims of the Services are: 1. To provide a specialist welfare rights and advice service for the residents of Harlow.

Reference number: 12/064

Deadline date:16/01/2013

This deadline is for… Notice deadline.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom Harlow, Essex

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Harlow District Council

Original source URL http://www.mytenders.org/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=95456

 

Description of the contract

Harlow Council is seeking to commission a suitably experienced and qualified/certified/registered organisation for the purpose of providing specialist welfare rights and advice services. The aims of the Services are:

1. To provide a specialist welfare rights and advice service for the residents of Harlow.

2. To work with the Council and with other service providers and funding agencies, as appropriate, to achieve these aims.

3. To deliver the Services free of charge, impartially and confidentially to the service users.

4. The Services offered will comprise of ‘specialist advice’ as defined by the Community Legal Service Quality Mark.

The Services listed below are ‘core services’ and will be a minimum requirement of the service provision:-

1. One-to-one advice, casework and advocacy work for residents of Harlow: to be provided on

a. Money management/debt advice

b. Housing

c. Welfare benefits

2.Information and advice to be provided to Harlow Council in relation to welfare rights and advice issues.

Tenderers are required to describe the level of service that could be provided for each of the core service areas within the budget bands specified in the Council’s Specification. The Council will pay the service provider a fixed sum per annum to provide, as a minimum, the Core Services. Tenderers will be given the opportunity to supply additional/added value services at no additional cost to the Council.

(MT Ref:95456)

Classification of the contract

79140000 Legal advisory and information services

85312310 Guidance services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 01/04/2013 – 31/03/2016

 

Who to contact

Contact name Tina McDermott

Organisation name Harlow District Council

Address Civic Centre, Water Gardens, Corporate Procurement, Harlow Essex, GB, CM20 1WG

Telephone +44 1279446175

Extension number:

Fax

Web address http://www.harlow.gov.uk/

 

How to apply

For further information please review the full notice details at http://www.mytenders.org/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=95456

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