NH-2019-20-024 - Review of the budget for the provision of social and welfare advice and legal services

Closes 10 Sep 2018

Opened 27 Jul 2018

Overview

Overview of proposal

To reduce the budget for the provision of social and welfare advice and legal services by 10%. The savings will be achieved with a new procurement exercise through which a new contract will be in place in April 2019.

Overall impact of proposed change

A joint procurement exercise is to be undertaken to secure a contract to deliver advice and legal services. Through delivery of a joint procurement with other councils, it is intended to ensure competitive pricing from providers to deliver advice services in Rochdale. The procurement exercise is to involve Rochdale, Stockport, Trafford and Salford Councils and will deliver a more efficient and improved value for money service.

Impact on affected Service Users

Whilst the Council is working with other councils to seek competitive costs within the envelope available, it is possible that there could be a possible reduction in service. However, the advice from procurement colleagues is that the exercise should achieve a reduction of costs with little or no reduction in services available to the public

Savings Total:  £35,000

You can find the full proposal document, which includes the Equality Impact Assessment, below in the related documents section.

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