Community Support Leicester – Soft Market Testing Exercise

Community Support Leicester – Soft Market Testing Exercise

There are 2 elements to the Leicester City Council’s (LCC) Community Support Grand Scheme.
These are: • Crisis Grant – Where a person is in crisis, where the financial support required is immediate and urgent • Support Grant – Where a person is in need of support due to financial hardship but where the need is not immediate.

REFERENCE SMT01

Awarding body Leicester City Council

Est. Start Date: 01/07/2014
Est. End Date: 30/06/2016

Description

Leicester City Council (the Council) are inviting organisations to take part in a soft market test for Community Support.

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 abolished Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans from 1st April 2013 and replaced them with a new Local Welfare Provision (LWP) which have been administered by Local Authorities in England since then

There are 2 elements to the Leicester City Council’s (LCC) Community Support Grand Scheme.
These are:
• Crisis Grant
– Where a person is in crisis, where the financial support required is immediate and urgent
• Support Grant
– Where a person is in need of support due to financial hardship but where the need is not immediate.
The Process
• Screening questions, based on policy criteria
• Application submitted via telephone
• Award details sent to our delivery partner
• Crisis award collected by customer from York House
• Support awards delivered to customer
• Declaration signed at each point of collection/delivery
• Crisis Grant turnaround within 2 hours
• Support Grant turnaround of 14 days.

LCC provides support through vouchers
For:-
• Food/other goods
• Gas/Electric
• Clothing for Prisoners
• Baby items
• Cash (very rare, as scheme is cash free)

An information event was an held on the 19th March which provided an overview of the current provision and ways in which the Council wish to move forward, details of which can be obtained by emailing: lisa.brownbridge@leicester.gov.uk

Interested Organisations should complete the Soft Market Test Questionnaire (located at the bottom of this advert) and return to procurementquotations@leicester.gov.uk.

This should be returned by 9.00am on 11th April 2014 at the very latest.

Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight, 10th April 2014. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.
 

Associated Documents

These documents are for information only. Please follow instructions for registration and receipt of full tender/quotation documentation.

 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Not specified
Estimated ValueText Description
Category Social Community Care Supplies & Services, Social Policy,
CPV codes
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

11 April 2014

10 days

Submission Return By

11 April 2014

10 days

Contact Details

Leicester City Council
Lisa Brownbridge – 0116 454 4033
New Walk Centre,
Welford Place,
Leicester LE1 6ZG

This contract is being managed by Leicester City Council . To request documentation contact procurementquotations@leicester.gov.uk