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1. Title: UK-Basildon: Leasing Consultancy Service
2. Awarding Authority: Official name: Basildon District Council, Postal Address: The Basildon Centre, St. Martins Square, Town: Basildon, Telephone: 01268 294339, E-mail: diane.morrison@basildon.gov.uk, Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: Diane Morrison, Postal Code: SS14 1DL, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 01268 294451, General address of the contracting authority (URL): , Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
3. Contract type: Services
4. Description: Basildon Council has a varied portfolio of leases, with approximately 1.4million GBP of plant, vehicles and equipment being purchased through finance leases (as at 31st March 2009) and approximately 700,000 GBP spent on operating lease payments each year. The Council is seeking expressions of interest from corporate bodies for the provision of support and advice on its leasing activities. The successful organisation will be expected to provide professional advice on all aspects of leasing, including decisions on the most appropriate funding method, evaluation of lease bids received and assistance with negotiations for lease extensions and terminations. In consultation with the Council's Solicitor, liaison with the Council's Procurement team (and where appropriate with the Council's Head of Finance) they will draw up leasing tender documentation on the Council's behalf, review the current lease portfolio and comment on the potential impact of any relevant new or revised legislation on the leasing function. A substantial proportion of the Council's leased vehicles are held by the Parks and Grounds Maintenance service; as this service is currently subject to tender, the number and value of vehicles leased by Basildon Council may be subject to change over the coming financial years. The successful organisation will be expected to assist with any negotiations involved in making necessary variations to affected leases. The contract is envisaged to start from 1st January 2010, lasting for three years, with the option to extend under the same terms for a further two years.
5. CPV code:
Main Object: 66171000.
6. NUTS code: UKH3.
7. Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: UKH3.
8. Reference attributed by awarding authority: CP-20090012
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category I: 50K to 100K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for expression of interest: 14/09/2009
Time: 12:00
11. Address to which they must be sent: As in I.1.
12. Other information: The Council will not be obliged to accept any proposal. You will not be entitled to claim from the Authority and costs or expenses which you may incur in preparing your tender whether or not it should be successful. To register your Expression of Interest please email diane.morrison@basildon.gov.uk before the closing date of 12noon Monday 14th September 2009 including your company profile detailing relevant experience on no more than one A4 single sided sheet of paper. A Pre Qualification Questionnaire will then be emailed to you. The closing date for return of completed Pre Qualification Questionnaires will be 12noon Monday 21st September, 2009. For any technical questions please contact Julie Bissell, Telephone 01268 294698.
13. Submitted date: 04/09/2009


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