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Civil Parking, Social Care and Commercial Debt Enforcement Services Contract

Meeting: 22/11/2023 - Cabinet (Item 12)

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Decision:

Cllr Dom Morris sought Cabinet approval to procure and award a fouryear Civil Parking and social care and commercial Council Debt Enforcement Services Contract to replace the current contract for such services when it expires at the end of April 2024.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flooding to:

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a contract for the supply of Enforcement Agent Services for parking related, social care and commercial council debt recovery services. The proposed contract shall continue for a period of four years; and

2. Award such contract to the preferred tenderer.

 

Minutes:

12.1    Cllr Mark Hawthorne, on behalf of Dom Morris, sought Cabinet approval to procure and award a fouryear Civil Parking and social care and commercial Council Debt Enforcement Services Contract to replace the current contract for such services when it expires at the end of April 2024.

 

12.2    The council’s current enforcement agent services contract arrangements had been in operation since 2020 and expire in April 2024. A replacement contract was required to ensure that the council will have a civil parking debt recovery agent in place from this date.

12.3    The options were outlined within the report leading to the recommendation for  proposed new contract arrangements. These would also allow for social care and commercial debt to be pursued where appropriate and where internal GCC processes had failed to achieve payment of outstanding amounts.

 

12.4    Any commercial or social care debt would only be passed to the enforcement agents after a case review which had been approved by the senior management team within the relevant department.  A County Court Judgement had to be in place prior to enforcement, after being through the internal legal process.

 

12.5    The contract would be procured using the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation Framework with a proposed contract length of 4-years, with no extensions. As the contract was a concession contract there was no charge to the council for the enforcement agent services. In the last year (2022/23) enforcement agents recovered £171k of outstanding parking debt, that was returned to the council.

 

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flooding to:

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a contract for the supply of Enforcement Agent Services for parking related, social care and commercial council debt recovery services. The proposed contract shall continue for a period of four years; and

2. Award such contract to the preferred tenderer.