Scotland Excel, the centre of procurement expertise for the local government sector in Scotland, is to procure a new £4.4m framework agreement for the provision of debt recovery and sheriff officer services.
The organisation said: “It is anticipated that the scope of the services covered under the framework will include, but is not limited to, debt collection services for council tax (including water and wastewater charges), non domestic rates, housing benefit overpayments, enforcement and diligence in relation to current and former tenant rent arrears, service of a variety of statutory notices, post decree services including the service of charges, service of court documents, sundry debt, sales ledger debt collection, sales ledger diligence and penalty charge notices.”
The framework will be divided into the following lots:
- Provision of Sheriff Officer Services.
- Provision of Debt Recovery Services.
The framework will run for an initial 36-month period, with the option to extend for up to an additional 12-month period.
Established in 2008, Scotland Excel is a non-profit shared service funded by the country’s 32 local authorities.