Provision of Local Emergency Support Service

Provision of Local Emergency Support Service

The Local Emergency Support service will prevent serious risk to the health or safety of the borough’s most financially excluded residents, ease severe financial pressure and help those without the necessary means to establish themselves in the community.

Reference number: LESSNOV2012

Deadline date:28/11/2012

This deadline is for… Expressions of Interest

Contract value:£150,000 – £160,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Barking and Dagenham

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

 

Description of the contract

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham invite expressions of interest from suitably experienced providers to tender for a Local Emergency Support Service. As part of the Welfare Reform Act 2012, the Government is transferring some areas of the Discretionary Social Fund to local authorities to deliver in a way that meets local need. These are crisis loans and community care grant. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are seeking expressions of interest from organisations, communities and groups interested in providing a localised emergency support service to deliver this funding. The Local Emergency Support service will prevent serious risk to the health or safety of the borough’s most financially excluded residents, ease severe financial pressure and help those without the necessary means to establish themselves in the community. The Local Emergency Support will be based upon the following principles and will, at all times treat those who have fallen on hard times with dignity and respect: • Transparency • Universal access • Flexibility • Parity • Connectivity Organisations may wish to consider partnership work when applying for this tender through sub contract or consortia arrangements. It is anticipated that the service will be delivered from April 2013 for a period of 2 years.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

75200000 Provision of services to the community

 

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 below:

Priority Description of criteria Percentage weighting
0 Quality 70.00
0 Price 30.00

Estimated length of contract: 24 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Tarannum Shaikh

Organisation name London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Address Adult Commissioning, Roycraft House, Barking, Essex, IG11 8HE

Telephone 0208 227 2316

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.lbbd.gov.uk

 

How to apply

Expressions of interest should be made by 12pm 28th November 2012 to Tarannum Shaikh, Commissioning Support Officer, Adult Commissioning, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Royrcraft House (3rd Floor), Barking, IG11 8HE, Phone: 020 8227 2316, Email: adultcommissioning@lbbd.gov.uk Interested parties will be sent an application pack which will include brief details of the service, the tendering process, an Application Questionnaire and an Invitation to Tender. Application Questionnaires and Invitation to Tender documents should be returned by 12pm 2nd January 2013. Late applications at any stage will not be considered under any circumstances. If you wish to discuss any of the related contracts or require additional information please contact Ben Campbell (ben.campbell@lbbd.gov.uk) Adult Commissioning. Deadline for queries will close at 12pm 14th December 2012. A briefing will take place on 5th December 2012 to provide guidance on the tender process. This pack is available via e-mail but it is expected that returns will be made in hard copy with all the relevant accompanying documentation included therewith.