United Kingdom-Birmingham: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

Organisation: 
Organisation text: 
The Insolvency Service
Main activities: 
Economic and Financial Affairs
Type: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
Market: 
Service contract
Bid type: 
Not applicable
Awarding procedure: 
Restricted procedure
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Tender cycle: 
Tender ID: 
2014/S 53-88990

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

    For the attention of: Stephen Hayes, Tim Batkin
    The Insolvency Service
    Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway
    Birmingham
    B4 6FD
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Email: tenders.insolvency@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk
    Tel: +44 1216984046 / 7866671690

    Internet address(es):

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

  • 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

      Tracing Agent 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: The Insolvency Service through its offices in various locations. The work is required in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & overseas.

      NUTS code

    • II.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

      The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

    • II.1.4) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

      The Insolvency Service wishes to create a framework agreement for Tracing Agent Services to trace, (confirming whereabouts of named subjects) & Serve (Hand delivering case related documents) through address visits and follow up enquiries.

    • II.1.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

      79000000, 79700000, 79720000, 79721000

    • II.1.6) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

      The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

  • II.2) Total final value of contract(s)

    • II.2.1) Total final value of contract(s)

      Lowest offer 140 and highest offer 155 GBP

      Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

  • IV.1) Type of procedure

    • IV.1.1) Type of procedure

      Restricted

  • IV.2) Award criteria

    • IV.2.1) Award criteria

      The most economically advantageous tender in terms of

      1. Statement of Requirement. Weighting 60

      2. Price. Weighting 40

    • IV.2.2) Information about electronic auction

      An electronic auction has been used: no

  • IV.3) Administrative information

    • IV.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority

      Not provided

    • IV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

      Contract notice

      Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 163-284371 of 23.8.2013

Section V: Award of contract

  • Contract No: To be confirmed

  • V.1) Date of contract award decision:

    17.2.2014

  • V.2) Information about offers

    Number of offers received: 6

    Number of offers received by electronic means: 6

  • V.3) Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

    Strategic Intelligence & Risk Services (Europe) Ltd.
    The Firs Sandy Lane
    Cobham
    KT11 2EP
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Email: keith.stowell@sirseurope.co.uk
    Tel: +44 7710471121
  • V.4) Information on value of contract

    Initial estimated total value of the contract:

    Value: 500 000 GBP

    Excluding VAT

    Total final value of the contract:

    Lowest offer 140 and highest offer 150 GBP

    Excluding VAT

  • V.5) Information about subcontracting

    The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

  • Contract No: To be confirmed

  • V.1) Date of contract award decision:

    17.2.2014

  • V.2) Information about offers

    Number of offers received: 6

    Number of offers received by electronic means: 6

  • V.3) Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

    The Surveillance Group Ltd.
    Brook Court Whittington Hall Whittington Road
    Worcester
    WR5 2RX
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Email: tyoung@thesurveillancegroup.com
    Tel: +44 8005870170
  • V.4) Information on value of contract

    Initial estimated total value of the contract:

    Value: 500 000 GBP

    Excluding VAT

    Total final value of the contract:

    Lowest offer 140 and highest offer 150 GBP

    Excluding VAT

  • V.5) Information about subcontracting

    The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

  • VI.1) Information about European Union funds

    The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

  • VI.2) Additional information:

    Please note this notice completes a procurement and is therefore not a new opportunity. All suppliers who wish to respond to this OJEU notice and indicate their interest in the tender, should request a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) document, which provides further detail relating to this procurement. The PQQ and all communication should be via:-

    tenders.insolvency@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk

    Managing Supplier Poor Performance cross-Government:

    Government has not always managed its strategic suppliers on a cross-Government basis as effectively as it might. This has resulted in suppliers continuing to win new work with Government even when there are substantial performance concerns with existing contracts.

    As a result, Government has developed a new approach to ensuring previous poor performance by suppliers can be taken into account and robustly assessed prior to new contracts being entered into.

    Contracting Authorities will now ensure that consideration of poor performance on existing or previous contracts is made at the Selection stage, in the assessment of technical and professional ability (Reg. 25). This will include where there are examples of serious and persistent breach in the delivery of both current and previous contracts.

    Where a supplier has been found to have committed "Grave Misconduct" in the course of their business or profession, the Contracting Authority will have the right to exercise "Discretionary Exclusion" of that supplier under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. In addition, Contracting Authorities will reassess economic and financial standing, and technical and professional ability, and any discretionary or mandatory grounds for exclusion, before key points in the procurement process (i.e. short listing, preferred bidder status, award of contract etc). This will be done by asking the bidder whether anything has changed since the original assessment; and by checking with other departments/contracting authorities.

  • VI.3) Procedures for appeal

    • VI.3.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures

      E-mail: Telephone: Internet address: The Insolvency Service
      Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway
      B4 6FD Birmingham
      UNITED KINGDOM
      tenders.insolvency@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk
      +44 1216984046
      http://www.bis.gov.uk/insolvency
    • VI.3.2) Lodging of appeals

      Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Insolvency Service will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1.1 If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages.

    • VI.3.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

      E-mail: Telephone: Internet address: The Insolvency Service
      Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway
      B4 6FD Birmingham
      UNITED KINGDOM
      tenders.insolvency@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk
      +44 1216984046
      http://www.bis.gov.uk/insolvency
  • VI.4) Date of dispatch of this notice:

    12.3.2014

Low Value Tender: