The Board considered a report of the Operational Director, Finance, which sought approval of a waiver of Procurement Standing Orders for the provision of Enforcement Agents Services.
It was reported that the current contracts for bailiff services expired on 4 September 2019. The service encompassed the collection of all council tax and business rates income where the Council could not directly collect it from the debtors.
To ensure continuity, it was proposed that the services of the current providers be retained. The success rate in terms of collections, were detailed in the report. It was noted that there were no costs incurred by the Council, as fees were charged to the debtor(s).
RESOLVED: That a waiver of Procurement Standing Orders to the value of £300,000 to cover a period of two years from 5 September 2019 to 4 September 2021 be approved, for the provision of Enforcement Agents Services, under the existing arrangements with Jacobs Ltd and Rossendales Ltd.