London Universities Debt Collection Services Framework 

London Universities Debt Collection Services Framework

We are seeking to set up a Framework Agreement for Debt recovery services split into 2 separate lots. Bidders can apply for one or both lots.

United Kingdom-London: Financial and insurance services

2018/S 114-258861

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Universities Purchasing Consortium
Shropshire House, 179 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 7NZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Cristian Martin
E-mail: c.martin@lupc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.lupc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.lupc.ac.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)
Science and Technology Centre, University of Reading
Reading
RG6 6BZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: J.Kadri@lupc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.lupc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supc.ac.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)
Leeds Innovation Centre, 103 Clarendon Road
Leeds
LS2 9DF
United Kingdom
E-mail: J.Kadri@lupc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.lupc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.neupc.ac.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW)
8th Floor, 30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0DE
United Kingdom
E-mail: J.Kadri@lupc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.lupc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.hepcw.ac.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)
Albert House, 17 Bloom Street
Manchester
United Kingdom
E-mail: J.Kadri@lupc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.lupc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nwupc.ac.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Advanced Procurement for Universities and colleges
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: J.Kadri@lupc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.lupc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.apuc.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

UK.

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://lupc.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://lupc.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://lupc.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Debt Collection Services

Reference number: PFB5044 LU

II.1.2)Main CPV code

66000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

London universities purchasing consortium (LUPC), a company limited by guarantee reg. nº 04784719, is a not-for-profit company owned by its members, for its members. Its primary purpose is to maximise value from the collaborative procurement of goods and services for over 80 members, made up of universities and colleges, as well as government agencies, research organisations, museums and other cultural establishments.

We are seeking to set up a Framework Agreement for Debt recovery services split into 2 separate lots. Bidders can apply for one or both lots.

The Lot structure shall be as follows:

Lot 1 — Pre-legal only collections.

Lot 2 — One-stop-shop (Pre-legal collections and Legal recoveries).

The purpose of the Framework is to assist our members (predominantly HE sector, but also FE Colleges and other non-education Members) in their provision of Debt recovery services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 — Pre-legal only collections

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

66000000
79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Pre-Legal only Collections with FCA regulated firms.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 31/08/2018
End: 30/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial term of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 — One-stop-shop (Pre-legal collections and Legal recoveries)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

18000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

One-stop-shop (Pre-legal collections and Legal recoveries) with SRA Regulated firms.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 31/08/2018
End: 30/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial term of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Lot 1 — Pre-legal only collections is suitable for FCA regulated firms.

Lot 2 — One-stop-shop (Pre-legal collections and Legal recoveries) is suitable for SRA regulated firms.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 10
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/07/2018
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/07/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

London universities purchasing consortium (LUPC), a company limited by guarantee reg. nº 04784719, is a not-for-profit company owned by its members, for its members. Its primary purpose is to maximise value from the collaborative procurement of goods and services for over 80 members, made up of universities and colleges, as well as government agencies, research organisations, museums and other cultural establishments.

We are seeking to set up a Framework Agreement for Debt recovery services split into 2 separate lots. Bidders can apply for one or both lots.

The Lot structure shall be as follows:

Lot 1 — Pre-legal only collections.

Lot 2 — One-stop-shop (Pre-legal collections and Legal recoveries).

The purpose of the Framework is to assist our members (predominantly HE sector, but also FE Colleges and other non-education members) in their provision of Debt recovery services. The framework will be accessible to the Members of the 6 Higher education purchasing consortia:

— London universities purchasing consortium (LUPC): http://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

— Southern universities purchasing consortium (SUPC): https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

— North Western universities purchasing consortium (NWUPC): http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

— North Eastern universities purchasing consortium (NEUPC): http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

— Advanced procurement for universities and colleges (APUC): http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

— Higher education purchasing consortium, Wales (HEPCW): http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

The duration of the framework will be up to a period of 4 years, in the form of 3 years initially, with 1 option to extend for a further 1 year, at LUPC’s discretion.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

London Universities Purchasing Consortium
London
United Kingdom
E-mail: c.martin@lupc.ac.ukInternet address: www.lupc.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/06/2018

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