UK-Southend-on-Sea: Health and social work services.

UK-Southend-on-Sea: Health and social work services.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ER, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1702215083, Email:
Contact: Corporate Procurement
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKH31
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5) Main activity:
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: Specialist Welfare Advice Support Service
Reference number:
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
85000000 - Health and social work services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
Service Objectives are to: Maximise Service Users income and enable them to access welfare benefits to which they are entitled; Increase staff awareness about welfare benefits to enable increased take up; Direct Service Users to appropriate and specific legal or other specialist advice where necessary; Build and maintain effective partnership work with key local contacts and agencies, which will assist in the ongoing development of the Service; Promote where possible choice about levels and methods of financial support via the welfare benefits system regardless of

Should there be interest, an Open Tender procedure will be adopted for this procurement to commence in April 2019. The term of a new contract is likely to be five years with the option to extend by up three years.

The council is available to meet with interested parties to discuss the potential contract opportunity, please email quoting SWA/2019
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 136,000 - GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UKH31 - Southend-on-Sea
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Based on the current spend at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, the estimated contract value is £17,000 per annum. This is a Prior Information Notice to gauge market interest in the Specialist Welfare Advice Support Service. The Contract Requirements are to: Provide specialist welfare benefits advice and support to specific individuals known to the Department for People both adults and children; Represent Service Users where they are unable to speak for themselves, presenting their views as if they were those of the Service User using the Service; Provide advice and training to staff within the department; To develop and promote user involvement opportunities, where appropriate.
II.2.14) Additional information
If your organisation is able to meet the requirement and you are interested in this opportunity, email quoting SWA/2019 by 5:00pm on 22.03.2019. If there is no interest expressed or request to participate, the Council will use regulation 32 of the Public Contract Regulations (2015) to award a contract to the current provider for a maximum period of 3 years.

II.3) Estimated Date of publication

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - NO

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 11/03/2019