New contract for insolvency services

Accountant in Bankruptcy's contract which employs the services of external suppliers to administer bankruptcy cases is up for renewal on 1 April 2017.

An industry briefing day will be held at Atlantic Quay, Glasgow, G2 8LU on 20 June 2016 starting at 10:30 where more details shall be available. The meeting will be held on a without commitment basis.  If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Stephen Phillips on Stephen.phillips@gov.scot by 16 June 2016.

Applications from parties interested in tendering for the new contract will be accepted from late June. Keep a look out on AiB's website or the Public Contracts Scotland web portal for information on the application process and how to submit your interest.

Background
AiB's current contract was awarded to a group of suppliers following the introduction of a new framework which allowed AiB to use external suppliers for the provision of insolvency services by outsourcing allocated bankruptcy cases.  This existing contract which was awarded in 2013 is due to expire on 31 March 2017.

New contract
In recognition of the significance of the contract to the Agency, a formal project board has been created and good progress has been made on a number of fronts to ensure that a replacement contract is in place for April 2017.

To make this happen, Accountant in Bankruptcy will be carrying out a procurement exercise under the EU Procurement obligations and principles ensuring genuine and effective competition.  The successful bidders will not only have to demonstrate their experience but offer efficiencies and best value to the public purse. 

Updates
We will keep you updated on our progress via regular news alerts or you can check AiB's website to find out what stage the procurement exercise is at.