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Petition by John Dow  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1258  
Petition by John Dow on behalf of the TODAY (Together Overcoming Discrimination Against You and Me group calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a fairer funding framework for all local, regional and national charities and organisations which support individuals with mental health issues and new guidance on the best value and procurement of support services  
Petitioner: John Dow  
On behalf of: TODAY Group (Topgether Overcoming Discrimination Against You and Me) 
Number of signatures: 27  
Date lodged: 5 June 2009  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1258 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1258  

Written Questions for PE1258  

16 June 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Scottish Association of Mental Health seeking responses to the points raised in the petition. <Link to Official Report 16 June 2009  

8 September 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to specific points.<Link to Officiaol Report 8 September 2009 

17 November 2009 :   The Committee agreed to suspend the petition until after the Scottish Government's guidance and good practice materials on the procurement of social care services is published (expected February 2010). <Link to Official Report 17 November 2009 

18 May 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 18 May 2010 

7 September 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 7 September 2010 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Guidance on the Procurement of Care and Support Services sets out the need for contracts for care and support services to be competitively tendered/re-tendered and also that the Guidance considers partnership working and states that service providers should be treated as equal partners and should be able to take part in discussions about service provision. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

 
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