Insolvency Services Tender

Insolvency Services Tender

Range: between 12 000 000 and 14 000 000 GBP.

UK-Kilwinning: accounting services

2012/S 196-322626

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Accountant in Bankruptcy
1 Pennyburn Road,
For the attention of: Kath Cowan
KA13 6SA Kilwinning
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3002002600
Fax: +44 3002002601

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.aib.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00233

Further information can be obtained from: Accountant in Bankruptcy
1 Pennyburn Road
For the attention of: Kath Cowan
KA13 6SA Kilwinning
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3002002600
Fax: +44 3002002601
Internet address: http://www.aib.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Accountant in Bankruptcy
1 Pennyburn Road
For the attention of: Kath Cowan
KA13 6SA Kilwinning
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3002002600
Fax: +44 3002002601
Internet address: http://www.aib.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Accountant in Bankruptcy
1 Pennyburn Road
For the attention of: Procurement Department
KA13 6SA Kilwinning
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3002002600
Fax: +44 3002002601
Internet address: http://www.aib.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Insolvency Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 18
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 12 000 000 and 14 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Accountant in Bankruptcy is an Agency of the Scottish Government in terms of the Scotland Act 1998. The Chief Executive is also the Accountant in Bankruptcy (the Accountant), who is an independent statutory officer appointed under Section 1 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 as amended.
The Accountant in Bankruptcy has responsibility for certain statutory functions in Scotland, including the following:
— Act as trustee in all sequestrations awarded by The Accountant in Bankruptcy, where The Accountant does not appoint a person to be the trustee (by virtue of Section 2(1B) of the Act),
— Act as Trustee in all sequestrations awarded by the sheriff courts, where a sheriff does not appoint a person to be trustee (by virtue of Section 2(2C) of the Act),
— Act as interim trustee before the award of sequestration, if appointed by the sheriff, except those where an alternative interim trustee is appointed when nominated by the petitioning creditor (by virtue of Section 2(6)(b) of the Act),
— Act as trustee on the resignation or death of the originial trustee and no new trustee is elected (by virtue of Sections 28(5)(a) and 28A(2)(b) of the Act).
The Accountant in Bankruptcy requires the services of providers to administer bankruptcy cases where she has been appointed Trustee. The providers will be expected to carry out the functions of the Trustee in accordance with the terms of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 as amended. They will be appointed to act on behalf of the Accountant in Bankruptcy. The Accountant in Bankruptcy will remain the Trustee throughout.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=240708.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=240708.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79211000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 12 000 000 and 14 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for further 2 x 12 month periods.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Grampian/Northern Isles, Highlands/Western Isles, Central, Fife and Tayside Regions

1)Short description

This lot will include allocated cases where the sequestration address is within the following sheriffdoms: Aberdeen, Banff, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Dingwall, Dornoch, Fort William, Inverness, Lochmaddy, Portree, Stornoway, Tain, Wick, Elgin, Alloa, Arbroath, Cupar, Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Forfar, Kikcaldy, Perth, Stirling.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79211000

3)Quantity or scope

The PQQ document provides details of the number of cases allocated to this region in the years 2009-2012. These figures are for information only. No volumes are guaranteed.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: North Strathclyde, South Strathclyde

1)Short description

This lot will include allocated cases where the sequestration address is within the following sheriffdoms: Glasgow, Campbeltown, Dumbarton, Dunoon, Greenock, Oban, Paisley, Rothesay, Airdrie, Hamilton, Lanark.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79211000

3)Quantity or scope

The PQQ provides details of the number of cases allocated in this region in the years 2009-2012. Numbers are for information only. No volumes are guaranteed.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Lothian and Borders

1)Short description

This lot will include allocated cases where the sequestration address is within the following sheriffdoms: Ayr, Kircudbright, Stranraer, Dumfries, Kilmarnock, Duns, Edinburgh, Haddington, Jedburgh, Linlithgow, Peebles, Selkirk.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79211000

3)Quantity or scope

The PQQ provides details of the number of cases allocated in this region in the years 2009-2012. Numbers are for information only. No volumes are guaranteed.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A parent company guarantee or a bank guarantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If a consortium is awarded this contract, the members of the consortium will be required to form a single legal entity before entering into, or as a term of the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The administration of bankruptcy cases allocated under this framework must be carried out in accordance with the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 as amended.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 18
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

AIB148482-2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 92-151701 of 15.5.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.11.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

3.12.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:240708).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.10.2012