Sheriff Officer Services Tender

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

2014/S 228-402858

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

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
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463785157
E-mail: procurement.unit1@highland.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Sheriff Officer Services.

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

Services
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)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

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;
— 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)

79940000

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: no

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:

As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 800 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend the Contract Period by a period of up to 24 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.3.2015. Completion 28.2.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the Tender/Contract documentation.
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

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

HC/FIN/SHERIFF/2014
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

13.1.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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 of tenders

Date: 13.1.2015 – 12:00

Place:

The Town House, Inverness

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref: 327983).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Highland Council
The Town House
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement.unit1@highland.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1463785157
Internet address: www.highland.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24.11.2014