The Council is seeking a provider for the complete 'beginning to end', countywide administration and payment of the Nottinghamshire Local Welfare Assistance Scheme that supports those local people of Nottinghamshire (excluding the Nottingham city area) most in need in times of financial difficulty. As part of the Government plans for welfare reform, Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans that are currently delivered by the Department of Work and Pensions will be abolished and a new discretionary local service will be provided by Local Authorities.
The purpose of the service is to help local people in financial crisis out of immediate hardship and to offer them support to maintain their financial independence in the longer term. The service will be responsible for making welfare awards based on agreed criteria around need and within a defined financial envelope.
Nottinghamshire County Council
2nd Floor, County Hall, West Bridgford
For the attention of: Myles Davis
NG2 7QP Nottingham
Telephone: +44 1159772822
Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/nottscc.asp
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Contract value: Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 400 000 GBP
Published: 19 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 24 Jan 2013
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