Torbay Council Tender for Enforcement Agency Services

Torbay Council Tender for Enforcement Agency Services

Torbay Council is looking to work in collaboration with a single experienced and accredited provider of enforcement agency services to improve collection rates.

United Kingdom-Torquay: Collection agency services

2019/S 157-388079

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Torbay Council
Torbay Council Town Hall, Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Joanna Pascoe
Telephone: +44 1803208517
E-mail: joanna.pascoe@torbay.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.torbay.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.torbay.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Re-Issue of Enforcement Agency Services

Reference number: DN428874

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79940000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Torbay Council is looking to work in collaboration with a single experienced and accredited provider of enforcement agency services to improve collection rates across the following debt areas:

1) Lot 1:

— council tax,

— business rates and Business improvement district debts (BIDS),

— parking penalty charge notices,

— sundry debts and housing benefit overpayments,

— commercial rent arrears,

— execution of arrest warrants.

2) Lot 2:

The Council is also looking for a provider of enforcement agency services to undertake County Court and HighCourt work across multiple debt types, and provide High Court Sheriff Services.

This may include processing a debt from the issue of pre-proceedings documentation through to enforcing judgement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1:

— council tax,

— business rates and Business improvement district debts (BIDS),

— parking penalty charge notices,

— sundry debts and housing benefit overpayments,

— commercial rent arrears,

— execution of arrest warrants.

Enforcement of debt across all the above debt types.

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be extended for periods of up to 12 months for 2 further years or until the end of the allocated budget, subject to termination clauses within terms and conditions of contract and as provided for in 72 modification of contracts during their term of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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 No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2:

The Council is also looking for a provider of enforcement agency services to undertake County Court and HighCourt work across multiple debt types, and provide High Court Sheriff Services.

This may include processing a debt from the issue of pre-proceedings documentation through to enforcing judgement.

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be extended for periods of up to 12 months for 2 further years or until the end of the allocated budget, subject to termination clauses within terms and conditions of contract and as provided for in 72 modification of contracts during their term of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

The original contract notice for this requirement was published on 31.7.2019 and the tender was withdrawn on 8.8.2019, while informing applicants that a new tender would be published in the very near future. It is not considered that the changes made to the tender documents are major changes.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
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: 02/09/2019
Local time: 12:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/09/2019
Local time: 12:00
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

All tenders will remain electronically sealed until the submission deadline, when they will be unsealed by an independent verifier in the presence of a member of the procurement team.

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:

Access to documents:

In order to provide unrestricted, full, direct and free of charge access to the tender documents the authority is providing the documents in PDF format in the opportunities area of the ProContract e-Tendering portal at www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

In order to access amendable versions of the documents and to submit a response applicants must be registered as suppliers on ProContract. Applicants should then express an interest in the opportunity and download the Word and Excel format Documents for completion and submission.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Legal Services, Torbay Council
Torquay
United Kingdom
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:

13/08/2019

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