Appointment of a Registrar and Operation of Register of Judgements
Appointment of a Registrar and provision and operation of the statutory Register of Judgements, Orders and Fines for England and Wales.
UK-Ossett: accounting, auditing and fiscal services
Section I: Contracting authority
Ministry of Justice Category Management Team – North Units 8 & 9 Fryersway
For the attention of: Bruce Charlton
WF5 9TJ Ossett
Telephone: +44 1924205710
Fax: +44 1924205702
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Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Public order and safety
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: England and Wales.
NUTS code UK
Range: between 10 000 000,00 and 40 000 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This is a concession contract. The technical capability requirements will be as set out in the Invitation For a Proposal.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Capability and Capacity to deliver the services required as outlined in the Request for Information document.
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Method Statement. Weighting 25
2. Service levels and Response. Weighting 25
3. Risk Management. Weighting 15
4. Information, Communication & Technology. Weighting 5
5. Mobilisation. Weighting 7
6. Efficiency. Weighting 8
7. Commercial/Financial/Legal. Weighting 15
Prior information notice
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years
A ‘Register of County Court Judgments’ was established by Parliament in 1852 and originally maintained by the Lord Chancellor’s Office (a forerunner of the Ministry of Justice). Due to the costs of maintaining the Register in 1985 Registry Trust an independant not for profit company was appointed the Registrar and the register was transferred to it. Following the introduction of the Courts Act 2003 and the inclusion of High Court Judgments in 2006 it was renamed the ‘Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines’.
Purpose of the Register.
The Register is a statutory public register of unpaid court and tribunal money judgments and similar orders, andunpaid fines: see below under “Functions of the Register”.
Current operation of the Register.
The operator distributes data from the Register to credit reference agencies and others, who pay a fee for each search or certified copy of any entry requested. The credit reference agencies collate the information with otherpersonal information for onward sale to the credit industry (banks and other lenders). The information is used to assess the credit worthiness of potential borrowers. Members of the public may also search the Register on payment of a fee.
The purpose of the Register is to maintain accurate and up to date records of the data that is submitted to it. It is vital that there is easy public access to the Register. As information about unpaid judgments can affect decisions about the credit worthiness of a person, companies and banks often conduct checks against the register to establish whether potential customers or clients have a judgment outstanding against them.
For the same reason, when judgments are paid promptly and in full, they must be removed promptly from the Register to ensure the person is not unduly affected. The Register must be easily accessible to enable the persons concerned to assure themselves that this has taken place.The operator also provides related support services to users of the Register.
The following main types of court and tribunal data are collected daily and entered/updated on the Register within 24 to 48 hours of receipt:
— county court judgments and administration orders (a type of insolvency order), received daily from all thecounty courts in England and Wales,
— High Court judgments received daily from all High Court centres in England and Wales,
— fines and child support liability orders, received daily from all the magistrates courts in England and Wales,
— enforced tribunal awards relating to individuals, companies or businesses subject to a tribunal decision underwhich a sum of money is payable, received daily from all tribunals in England and Wales.
In addition, the Registry operates the Employment Tribunal Fast Track Scheme. Under the Scheme, whichwas introduced in 2010, the Registry receives applications for the appointment of a High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) in employment tribunal cases where the Respondent has failed to pay the award as ordered.The Registry assigns the cases to HCEOs within 24 hours, liaises with the appointed.
HCEOs to ensure they submit quarterly reports on the outcomes of their enforcement activities, and maintains an accurate and up to date database of Scheme cases.
Following the publication of a Prior Information Notice (PIN) on the 18.5.2012, a Market Engagement Event was held at 102 Petty France on the 21.6.2012 this event had the specific objective of bringing together and engaging with potential providers of the service, prior to issuing the OJEU notice.
Any potential provider interested in this tender should register themselves on the Ministry of Justice eSourcing Portal (see below) where they will find further information.
The Ministry of Justice eSourcing Portal – Emptoris – will be used throughout this procurement exercise. TheeSourcing Portal is an online application that allows all potential providers to create and submit their responseto any Requests for Information, Requests for Quotes, or Requests for Proposals via the internet rather than inpaper form (where they have been invited to respond).
If you are not registered on the eSourcing Portal please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following information:
Sourcing Reference Number: e.g. 1511-1-Professional Services-N-RFP.
The buyer will then contact you with the registration process. Once registered please confirm this with email@example.com to ensure that you are added to the event.
If you are already registered on the eSourcing Portal, please contact the relevant buyer expressing your interest in the sourcing event. You will then be notified by email when the sourcing event has been opened.
HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts exceeding 10 000 GBP over the life of the contract are published online (www.businesslink.gov.uk) for the general public. The contract awarded as a result of this procurement exercise will be published on this website.
The Ministry of Justice may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interests or on prescribed grounds (ie The Freedom of Information Act 2000). Therefore potential providers who wish information not to be published if successful should secure agreements with the Ministry of Justice prior to submission of their bids.
Key commercial interests could include trade secrets or commercial interests which would be prejudicedby publication: see the test in section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 http://www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/doc/foi-exemption-s43.pdf.
To promote SME engagement all opportunities for contracting with both the Ministry of Justice and the wider public sector are advertised on Contracts Finder which is the single portal for identifying all government opportunities: http://www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/.
The Authority may wish to make this contract available for use by the following Contracting Authorities and UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations).
Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs.
The government departments detailed in the following list may use this contract, which includes ‘the Ministry of Defence and its agencies, trading funds and non departmental public bodies’ as well as any other UK government department listed at the following link:
The contract and other documents may be awarded and completed in the name of the Lord Chancellor.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.9.2012