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Bailiff

Requested on
Wed 29th June, 2011
Reference
FOI 1364
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Question 1: Does the Council use third party Bailiff Services companies?

Question 2: Which Bailiff Companies are currently contracted to Charnwood Council?

Question 3: On what date(s) do the current contracts end with the Bailiff Companies named at Q2?

Question 4: Do the contracts at Q3 provide for an extension period. If so – for what period?

Question 5: When Charnwood Council last tendered Bailiff Services what were the tender evaluation criteria used to select the suppliers?

Question 6: How many complaints have been made by the general public during 2009/2010 and 2011 in regard to Bailiff Services?

Answer

Question 1: Does the Council use third party Bailiff Services companies? 
The Council outsourced its revenues service to Capita for 10 years in Feb 2010 - the in-house bailiffs were on the TUPE list.

For non revenues related matters, it is sometimes necessary to employ the services of third party bailiff companies which are based outside of the borough.   

Question 2: Which Bailiff Companies are currently contracted to Charnwood Council? 
Equita are part of the Capita group

Question 3: On what date(s) do the current contracts end with the Bailiff Companies named at Q2? 

The Capita contract ends in 2020 
Question 4: Do the contracts at Q3 provide for an extension period. If so – for what period? 

There is a potential to extend for an extra 5 years  

Question 5: When Charnwood Council last tendered Bailiff Services what were the tender evaluation criteria used to select the suppliers? 
It was all part of the outsourcing agreement

Question 6: How many complaints have been made by the general public during 2009/2010 and 2011 in regard to Bailiff Services?" 
None

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