United Kingdom-Hamilton: Collection agency services

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Tile United Kingdom-Hamilton: Collection agency services
OJEU (High Value) 076518-2020
Type Contract awards
Date Published 2020-02-14
Deadline
Nature Of Contract Service contract
Awarding Authority South Lanarkshire Council
Awarding Criteria The most economic tender
Procedure Open procedure

Description :
CONTRACT AWARD



Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: South Lanarkshire Council
Postal address: Council Headquarters, Almada Street
Town: Hamilton
Postal code: ML3 0AA
Country: UK
Contact person: Irene Peacock
Telephone: +44 1698454793
E-mail: irene.peacock@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM95
Main address (URL): http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile (URL): https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00410
I.4) Type of the contracting authority: REGIONAL AGENCY

Main Activity
I.5.1) Main Activity: GENERAL PUBLIC SERVICES

Section II: Object of Contract


Title:

SLC, Debt Management and Diligence Services

Reference number: SLC/PS/FINCOR/19/003

II.1.4) Short description

The Council are seeking to secure the services of an external service provider to conduct debt management and diligence services which includes debt recovery and sheriff officer services. The contractor will be responsible for the timeous, effective and accurate collection of debt using effective diligence methods which comply with the appropriate legislation and instructions from the Council in order to maximise their collection rate.

Total Value:
GBP 460000

Information about lots
II.1.6) This contract is divided into lots: yes


Description: Item/Lot 1
Title:

Finance and Corporate Resources — Benefits and Revenue Services

II.2.1) Lot No: 1
NUTS code: UKM95
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:

South Lanarkshire Council.

II.1.4) Short description

The contract will be utilised by finance and corporate resources, benefits and revenue services who will be the lead resource in relation to debt recovery and diligence services in respect of Council Tax, Non Domestic Rates, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Rent Arrears and Sundry Debts.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Qualtiy
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Weighting: 30



Additional information:

Bidders can bid for 1 or both lots as they see fit to bid.


Description: Item/Lot 2
Title:

Community and Enterprrise Resources — Parking anbd Streetwork Services

II.2.1) Lot No: 2
NUTS code: UKM95
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:

South Lanarkshire Council.

II.1.4) Short description

Community and enterprise resources will utilise the contract for debt recovery and diligence services in respect of penalty charge notices and streetworks fixed penalty offences.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Quality
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Weighting: 30



Additional information:

Bidders can bid for 1 or both lots as they see fit to bid.


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open

IV.02.01) Notice number in the OJ S 2019/S 179-436119

II.2.1) Lot No: 1
Title:

Finance and Corporate Resources — Benefits and Revenue Services


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Official name: Stirling Park LLP
Postal address: 24 Blythswood Square
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G1 4BG
Country: UK
NUTS code: UKM95
V.2.3) The contractor is an SME: yes

Total Value:
GBP 450000

II.2.1) Lot No: 2
Title:

Community and Enterprrise Resources — Parking and Streetwork Services


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Official name: Stirling Park LLP
Postal address: 24 Blythswood Square
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G1 4BG
Country: UK
NUTS code: UKM95
V.2.3) The contractor is an SME: yes

Total Value:
GBP 10000

Section V: Complementary information


Additional information:

ESPD Question 2A.18 lots.

This tender is split into the following lots:

Lot 1: Debt recovery and diligence services in respect of Council Tax, Non Domestic Rates, Former Tenant Rent Arrears and Sundry Debts (including factoring, lock-ups and housing benefit overpayments);

Lot 2: Debt recovery and diligence services in respect of parking fines and streetworks fixed penalty offences.

Bidders may submit a tender for 1, several or all lots. The maximum number of lots that may be awarded to 1 bidder is 2. The following lots or groups of lots may be combined – lots 1 and 2.

ESPD Question 2.C.1 Reliance on the capacities of other entities.

Bidders are required to complete a full ESPD for each of the entities whose capacity they rely upon.

ESPD Question 2.D.1 Subcontractors on whose capacity the bidder does not rely.

Bidders are required to complete a shortened version of the ESPD for each subcontractor on whose capacity the bidder does not rely on.

Exclusion criteria

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

ESPD Questions 3A – 3C have been identified as mandatory exclusion grounds and ESPD Questions 3D have been identified as discretionary exclusion grounds. All the exclusion grounds will be assessed on a PASS/FAIL basis. For the mandatory exclusion grounds a bid will be excluded where the bidder fails to provide either a positive response or to provide details to the satisfaction of the Council of the self cleansing measures undertaken. For the discretionary exclusion grounds a bid may be excluded where the bidder fails to provide either a positive response or if the Council is not satisfied as to the self cleansing measures undertaken.

Declarations and certificates

In an open tendering procedure prior to any award being made the successful bidder will provide the undernoted certificates, declarations and/or completed questionnaires to evidence their compliance with the relevant questions within the qualification envelope.

All certificates, declarations and questionnaires can be found within the attachment area of PCS-T.

ESPD Question 2D.1 Prompt Payment Certificate;

ESPD Question 3D.3 Human Rights Act Declaration.

Declaration section form of offer to tender

ESPD Question 3D.11 Non-Collusion Certificate;

ESPD Question 4B.5.1 Insurance Certificates;

ESPD Questions 3A.1 to 3A.8 Serious and Organised Crime Declaration;

ESPD Question 3A.6 Modern Slavery Act 2015 Declaration;

ESPD Question 4C.6 Proof of Membership of the Society of Messengers at Arms and Sheriff Officers as follows:

Lot 1: commissions for the Sheriffdoms of Glasgow and Strathkelvin and South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway,

Lot 2: commissions for the whole of Scotland.

Proof that their organisation adheres to the Office of Fair Trading’s Debt Collection Guidance.

*The ‘Form of Offer to Tender’ must be completed and uploaded within the relevant question in the commercial envelope.

In the case of an open tender, the other declarations listed above will not be required to be uploaded and submitted with the bid, but will instead be requested by the Council following the conclusion of the evaluation of the qualification, technical and commercial envelopes and prior to the award of the tender.

Failure to provide this information or in the event that the information provided does not support or evidence the statements made within the ESPD will invalidate the bid. In this scenario the Council will seek to obtain the relevant information and evidence from the second highest scoring bidder and so on until a fully compliant bidder is identified.

(SC Ref:614503)


Review body:
Official name: Hamilton Sheriff Court
Postal address: 4 Beckford Street
Town: Hamilton
Postal code: ML3 0BT
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 1698282957
E-mail: hamiltoncivl@scotcourts.gov.uk
URL: http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk

VI.04.04) Service from which information about the review
Official name: Court of Session
Postal address: Parliament House, Parliament Square
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1RQ
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 1312252595
E-mail: supreme.courts@scotcourts.gov.uk

Section VI

VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2020-02-12

English Language Unavailable

CPV Codes
79940000; Collection agency services;

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