Bailiff and Debt Collection Services.
UK-Leicester: Bailiff services
Section I: Contracting authority
Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (see www.espo.org) for itself and on behalf of the ‘Pro 5’ Group of Professional Buying Organisations (a collaboration between CBC, NEPO, ESPO, YPO and the wider public sector)
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
LE19 1ES Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162657926
Fax: +44 1162944399
Address of the buyer profile: www.espo.org
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)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Organisations stated in Section II.1.5
further information contact ESPO, Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
LE19 1ES Leicester
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
NUTS code UK
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 600 000,00 and 23 200 000,00 GBP
Bailiff services. Collection agency services. Absconder-tracing services. This project is to re-let the existing bailiff services framework which was established for the first time in 2009 and is possibly today the only national framework for the public sector. For this reason, providers must be able to offer a National service. The main aim of the framework is to save public sector organisations time and money in procuring bailiff and debt collecting services which meet specified standards. The value of the current framework is around GBP 10.5 m pa (as measured by the value of debt recovered by framework providers). To date, the current framework has attracted interest from over 60 organisations and it is believed the new framework has significant potential for growth. For the new Framework, we will be changing the method we use to measure the value (contract turnover) to one based on the value of fees collected from debtors (as well as local authorities in the case of debt collection and other services). Using this new measure we estimate the value of the new framework to be around GBP 3.9 m pa with the potential to grow to around GBP 5.8 m pa. The figures shown in the OJEU notice are based on these estimated values, multiplied over the full four years of the framework to GBP 15.6 m and GBP 23.2 m respectively. Whilst initially for use by local authorities served by the Pro5 Group (a collaboration between CBC, NEPO, ESPO, YPO and the wider public sector), being Central Purchasing Bodies as defined by the EU Combined Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC, the Framework Agreement may also be open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Police (including elected local policing bodies and other police authorities for UK police forces), Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; Central Government Departments and their Agencies. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/about-us/ojeu-permissible-users.aspx
The framework is divided by two lots as follows:
Lot 1 is the award of the framework;
Lot 2 is the award of call off contract for Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Norwich City Council for the Bailiff and relevant debt collection services covered by the framework.
An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.
75242110, 79940000, 79714110
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Description of these options: The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to further 12 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.4 includes the option period.
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Bailiff Services
75242110, 79940000, 79714110
79940000, 79714110, 75242110
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: 1. The Supplier agrees that there shall be no discrimination by it against any person with respect to opportunity for employment or conditions of employment, because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. The Supplier shall in all matters arising in the performance of the Agreement comply with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 and all other discrimination legislation.
2. This contract will contain a contract monitoring clause which will require suppliers to ensure that their organisation operates within the rating of 45 or more, as shall be determined by use of the credit rating agency, Creditsafe Business Solutions Limited.
As detailed in the invitation to tender.
Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 142-237462 of 26.7.2012
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
The meeting is to enable tenderers to ask any questions they may have about the services required, the framework, its structure, the evaluation process etc. There will be a presentation and overview of the documentation given; but there will also be an expectation that attendees will have read the document prior to attending.
A summary of the questions asked and answers given will be drawn up after the briefing meeting and will be shared with all tenderers. Attendance is not mandatory and will have no bearing on the procurement process.
Should you wish to attend the briefing meeting you must register your interest in advance by emailing Parminder Matharu at ESPO (firstname.lastname@example.org). Dependant upon the level of interest, places may be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with only two people per organisation permitted to attend. You must use the reference 984 in any communication and confirmation of your attendance and details of the venue shall be provided.
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
To view this notice, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=56377697
GO Reference: GO-201344-PRO-4707393.