Prior Information Notice: 409 – Welfare and Debt Advice & Information Service

Ref DN680644
Expression of Interest closing date 18/08/2023

Wigan Council wishes to establish a contract for the provision of welfare benefit, information and debt advice services across the borough. The contract will be for a period of 3 years with potential 12-month contract extensions. Therefore, potentially a 5-year contract term (if extension clause exercised).

The service will commence on 1st April 2024 and the successful bidder will be required to provide advice and support to residents aimed at maximising income and reducing debt and homelessness. The services should be easily accessible across the borough and deliver positive outcomes including increased income for the council and a reduction in demand for public services.

The service is required to support our Deal 2030 priorities and address issues linked to the cost-of-living crisis and any future economic challenges. It should provide independent and impartial advice that is efficient and effective in preventing and reducing the problems faced by residents in relation to, but not limited to:

• benefits
• debt
• employment
• health and social care
• housing
• immigration

Should this opportunity be of interest to your organisation, please complete and return the attached document.

Please note, this is a soft market testing exercise and the deadline for expressions of interest in
this future opportunity is 12pm on Friday 18th August 2023.

Region(s) of supply

Greater Manchester

Expression of interest window

From 04/08/2023 11:00 to 18/08/2023 12:00

Contact details


Wigan Council


Anthony Baker



01942 486192


Targeted and Specialist Commissioning Team, People Directorate: Children, Adults and Families, Wigan


Greater Manchester


United Kingdom