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Cumbria County Council has supported a money advice service since 1990 with the current modelbeing in place since 2007. The Council will continue to invest in a Money Advice Service for afurther two years as tackling poverty and supporting vulnerable ...

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Cumbria County Council
Corporate Procurement, Parkhouse Building, Kingmoor Park
For the attention of: Mike Farren
CA6 4SJ Carlisle
Telephone: +44 1228227714

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Money Advice Contract.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The County Of Cumbria, UK.


II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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. Following consultation and taking into account contributory factors the focus of
the council's investment in a Money Advice Service will be to
- 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
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: NWCE-8ZMDYH Lot title: Money Advice Contract
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Citizens Advice Allerdale
Copeland CAB Greggs Lane
CA28 7UH Whitehaven

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 634 000 GBP
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 2
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional 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.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Mr Conway Stewart
Cumbria County Council, Parkhouse Building, Kingmoor Business Park
CA64SJ Carlisle

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: