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Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Julia Curtis
Telephone: +44 1978292784
NUTS code: UKL23
Main address: http://www.wrexham.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0264
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Wrexham County Borough Council is inviting bids from interested parties who are able to meet the Council's requirements for Enforcement and Debt Collection services.
The intention is to use a framework of 3 providers upon which to call off services, which are to be provided for residents of Wrexham County Borough only.
The contract will be awarded for a period of 3 years, with an option to extend it for an additional 12 months.
The estimated numbers of referrals for the financial year of 2016/17 are detailed below. Please note that these referral volumes may fluctuate and cannot be guaranteed:
Council Tax — 2 591.
Business Rates — 88.
Parking Referrals — 325.
Sundry Debtors — 442.
Applicants should be aware that tenders for individual service arrears cannot be awarded and any interested party must be capable of providing enforcement and collection services for all of the service areas listed above.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Wrexham County Borough.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Framework for the provision of debt collection and enforcement services in Wrexham County Borough.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Option to extend the framework for a further 12 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Staff employed to perform this service must hold the Diploma in Certified Enforcement or an equivalent qualification.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=67779
(WA Ref: 67779)
The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.
VI.4)Procedures for review
Telephone: +44 1978292791
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: