Public Sector Network Tender Alert


7830-2013: UK-Birmingham: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

Forensic Accountancy Framework:
The Insolvency Service wishes to create a Framework Agreement for forensic accountants to provide services under the provisions of the Companies Act 1985 specifically s447. The Insolvency Service undertakes confidential enquiries into live companies under s447 of the Companies Act 1985.
This is a highly specialised role, involving a detailed knowledge of company and insolvency law and often a good knowledge of a particular industry or alternatively of what might constitute breach of a particular statue or requirement. It involves attending on a company's premises, seeking access to financial records, investigating the case with a view to identifying any matters which may cause concern, where necessary requiring information from third parties, preparing a report and, quite often but not always, drafting an affidavit for use in Court proceedings – and note that this evidence may require the individual to appear in Court on behalf of the SoS.

Ref: Forensic Accountancy Framework Agreement.,


The Insolvency Service
Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway
For the attention of: Tim Batkin
B4 6FD Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1216984495
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Address of the buyer profile:
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)

Contract value: Full details wiil be contained within the PQQ and ITT documents. Estimated value excluding VAT range between GBP 1,800,000 and GBP 2,200,000. The contract will have an initial durartion of three years (36 months) once awarded, i.e. to July 2016, with the option to extend by a further 1 year i.e. 2017.Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 1 800 000 and 2 200 000 GBP

Published: 10 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 13 Feb 2013