Public Sector Network Tender Alert


23310-2013: UK-Wolverhampton: Bailiff services

Wolverhampton City Council is tendering this contract on behalf of:
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
South Staffordshire Council
Wolverhampton City Council
The Authorities require a certificated debt recovery company (Enforcement Agent) to undertake the collection of Council Tax and Non Domestic Rates. The company selected must have the proven capacity and demonstrate that they have similar experience with other Metropolitan or Unitary Councils similar in characteristics to The Authorities that will be party to this contract.
The Authorities are proposing to appoint a Primary Provider under Lot 1 and one or more secondary providers under Lot 2:
Lot 1 Primary Provider for bulk of collection and initial referral
Lot 2 One or more secondary supplier(s) for recycled bailiff cases, i.e. action on failed collections by the Primary Provider (If a recycled bailiff case has been referred and is being actively collected, any other liability orders for the same customer may also be referred for collection to the same supplier)
Lot 2 services are a secondary set of services to Lot 1 services and so the Council will appoint separate companies in Lots 1 and 2. Potential providers may express interest and tender in either Lot, but may only be appointed in either Lot 1 or Lot 2, not both Lots.
The classification codes associated to this project on the Black Country portal are as follows:

Ref: PC37a.,


Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St Peters Square
Contact point(s):
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
Telephone: +44 1902555095
Fax: +44 1902555095
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
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: Lot 1 - Across all Authorities the total number of liability order referrals have been as follows:- 2009/10 - Council Tax 22,707 and NNDR 2918- 2010/11 - Council Tax 18,041 and NNDR 2414- 2011/12 - Council Tax 18,402 and NNDR 2626These are guidance figures only and should not be taken as any guarantee of future work. Further details in tender documentation.Lot 2 - Please note there is no historical data regarding potential volumes across the 4 Authorities. For the purposes of this tender please assume that up to approximately 25% of liability orders detailed in Lot 1 could be recycled. This is an estimated volume and not guaranteed.

Published: 23 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 20 Feb 2013