Provision of insolvency services on behalf of Accountant in Bankruptcy

Submissions from parties interested in tendering for the new contract will be accepted via the Public Contracts Scotland web portal.  The contract notice has been listed under the CPV code 79211000 Accounting Services. This is an Open procedure and the closing date for tender submissions is 12 noon on the 13 February 2017.  Full instructions are contained within the instructions to tenderers document uploaded to PCS.

An industry briefing day will be held on Thursday 19 January 2017 at 2pm at the office of the Accountant in Bankruptcy, 1 Pennyburn Road, Kilwinning, KA13 6SA. The meeting will be held on a without commitment basis.  If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Laura Robertson on laura.robertson@aib.gov.uk by 4pm on Tuesday 17 January 2017. Please note spaces are limited to two attendees per organisation.

Background

AiB awarded the current contract to a group of suppliers following a fair and open competition. This contract has allowed AiB to outsource the administration of allocated bankruptcy cases. This existing contract was awarded in 2013 and is due to expire on 30 June 2017.

New contract
To make this happen, Accountant in Bankruptcy will be carrying out a procurement exercise compliant with the Public Contracts (Scotland) regulations 2015 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.