Sheriff Officer Services Tender
The Council is seeking to establish a Contract for the Provision of Sheriff Officer Services within the Highlands.
Debt collection services for: council tax (including water and wastewater charges); non domestic rates; housing benefit overpayments;enforcement and diligence in relation to current and former tenant rent arrears.
United Kingdom-Inverness: Collection agency services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Highland Council
Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
Contact point(s): Corporate Contracts Team
IV3 5BX Inverness
Telephone: +44 1463785157
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.highland.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045
Electronic access to information: http://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
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)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Highlands and Islands.
NUTS code UKM6
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Debt collection services for:
— council tax (including water and wastewater charges);
— non domestic rates;
— housing benefit overpayments;
— enforcement and diligence in relation to current and former tenant rent arrears;
— service of a variety of statutory notices;
— post decree services including the service of charges and the carrying out of evictions;
— service of sundry court documents e.g. summons and interlocutors;
— sales ledger debt collection;
— sales ledger diligence; and
— penalty charge notices.
Housing — Service of Charge notices shall be served within 3 working days of receipt to the Contractor.
The Council has included within the Specification aspects relating to Community Benefits and a tender evaluation question with a weighting of 5 % has been included.
Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.
To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 2957 under s Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the it will move to your My s area.
For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf
If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option to extend the Contract Period by a period of up to 24 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.
As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13.1.2015 – 12:00
The Town House, Inverness
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: