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UK-Chelmsford: Bailiff services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Chelmsford Borough Council
Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1245606485, Email: procurement@chelmsford.gov.uk, URL: www.chelmsford.gov.uk, URL: http://chelmsford.g2b.info
Contact: Procurement, Attn: Chris Lay, Procurement Manager

Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above

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: Yes

Section II: Object Of The Contract: SERVICES
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Bailiff Services and Debt Collection
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SERVICES
Service Category: 27

Region Codes: UKH3 - Essex
II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework or a dynamic purchasing system:The notice involves a public contract

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Bailiff services. Collection agency services. Chelmsford Borough Council is seeking expressions of interest in the form of a prequalification questionnaire in respect of Bailiff Services and Debt Collection for the Council's Revenues and Benefits services, and Sundry Debt collection together with Bailiff Services on behalf of the South Essex Parking Partnership as described within http://www.parkingpartnership.org/

It is envisaged that this agreement will be awarded to multiple service providers.

Prequalification questionnaires should be requested from the above contracting authority and returned duly completed by noon on 20th March 2012

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
75242110 - Bailiff services.

79940000 - Collection agency services.


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:
Chelmsford Borough Council is seeking expressions of interest in the form of a prequalification questionnaire in respect of Bailiff Services and Debt Collection for the Council's Revenues and Benefits services, and Sundry Debt collection together with Bailiff Services on behalf of the South Essex Parking Partnership as described within http://www.parkingpartnership.org/

Chelmsford Borough Council intend to appoint two to four companies to carry out the duties associated with Bailiff and Debt Collection Services as described above.

Prequalification questionnaires should be requested from the above contracting authority and returned duly completed by noon on 20th March 2012

II.2.2)Options: Yes
If yes, description of these options: 3 years plus option for two 1 year extension
If known, Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals:
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Number of possible renewals: 2

If known, in the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent contracts:
Duration in months: 12

II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion
Not Provided
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:
Not Provided

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Not Provided

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

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions:Yes
If Yes, description of particular conditions:
As described in the invitation to tender documents
III.2)Conditions For Participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of these criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.

Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.

Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required:
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking's overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.


III.2.3)Technical capacity
Technical capacity - means of proof required
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: - where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, - where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser's certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking's study and research facilities;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body's agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking's managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
as detailed in the invitation to tender documents
Minimum Level(s) of standards possibly required:
as detailed in the invitation to tender documents
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided
III.3)Conditions Specific To Service Contracts
III.3.1)Information aboout a particular profession:
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: No
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: 2 and maximum number: 4
Objective Criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
As described in the invitation to tender documents
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: Bailiff 2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:

Date: 16/03/2012
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 12:00
Payable documents: No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/03/2012
Time: 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: Not Provided
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English



Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)This Is A Recurrent Procurement: Not Provided
VI.2)Information about European Union funds:
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Not Provided
VI.3)Additional Information: 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. GO-2012210-PRO-3709233 TKR-2012210-PRO-3709232

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Not Provided

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 10/02/2012

ANNEX A

IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
1: Contracting Authority
South Essex Parking Parnership
c/o Chelmsford Borough Council, as above, United Kingdom


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