Money Advice Contract Cumbria
Cumbria County Council has supported a money advice service since 1990 with the current model being in place since 2007. The Council will continue to invest in a Money Advice Service for a further two years as tackling poverty and supporting vulnerable people remain key priorities for the organisation.
UK-Carlisle: other community, social and personal services
Section I: Contracting authority
Cumbria County Council
Corporate Procurement, Parkhouse Building, Kingmoor Park
For the attention of: Mr Mike Farren
CA6 4SJ Carlisle
Telephone: +44 1228227714
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The County Of Cumbria, UK.
NUTS code UKD
— provide support for individuals in debt to an extent where their home or liberty are at risk or those whose debts are seriously affecting the health and well being of the individual/family,
— put in place preventative activity that raises awareness of how to avoid debt, educates people about effective budgeting and money management, supports people to maximize their income.
The Money Advice Service is described in the terms of access, model, quality, responsiveness and linkages and local. and the provider will be required to ensure that they:
— work locally by establishing close links in communities, responding to their needs,
— work collaboratively so that it can operate as part of existing community networks and draw on information, advice and local knowledge that already exists,
— work proactively to promote and encourage sound financial planning and money management,
— be available to all elements of the population at levels determined by individuals needs and circumstances.
Range: between 600 000 and 700 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector.
Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Authority’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity.
Mr Conway Stewart
Cumbria County Council, Parkhouse Building, Kingmoor Business Park
CA6 4SJ Carlisle