Financial Inclusion and Welfare Rights Services

Financial Inclusion and Welfare Rights Services

Suitably qualified and registered parties are invited to bid for Welfare Rights and Financial Inclusion Services work, to provide consistent, comprehensive and expert support to the customers and staff of Blackwood and ARK Housing Associations.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Blackwood

Craigievar House, 77 Craigmount Brae,

Edinburgh

EH12 8XF

UK

Katrina Hamilton

+44 1313177227

KatrinaH@mbha.org.uk

+44 1313177294
www.mbha.org.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Blackwood

Craigievar House, 77 Craigmount Brae,

Edinburgh

EH12 8XF

UK

+44 1313177227

+44 1313177294
www.mbha.org.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Financial Inclusion and Welfare Rights Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Suitably qualified and registered parties are invited to bid for Welfare Rights and Financial Inclusion Services work, to provide consistent, comprehensive and expert support to the customers and staff of Blackwood and ARK Housing Associations. The work is packaged in five geographical Lots and the contracts may extend to March 2018.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=298441.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151400 Financial Consultancy
151700 Housing Consultancy
209999 other Financial Services
259999 other Housing Management

100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The work is packaged in five geographic Lots requiring a time commitment of between 0.5 and 3 days adviser support per week.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

The provider will be required to demonstrate they have appropriate credit and other licences and insurances. Providers can sub-contract any element of the work.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 17-04-2014

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
23-04-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 23-05-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Collaborative arrangements:

ARK Housing Association

(SC Ref:298441)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Invitation to tender for Financial Inclusion Services FINAL

5.3

Publication date of this notice

12-03-2014