I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information relating to debt recovery and the collection of fines from the Environment and Forestry Directorate:
- Beyond those tenders currently in the public domain, what opportunities are currently in your procurement pipeline in relation to the following services:
- Debt collection
- Debt recovery
- Enforcement services
- For those opportunities which are currently in the pipeline, what is the estimated contract value for each individual pipeline opportunity (given in £1000s of pounds)?
- For those opportunities currently in the pipeline, can you provide an expected timetable for the future tendering of those opportunities (please provide the timeline on a month-by- month basis or describe, in months, the estimated tender process length)?
- For those opportunities currently in the pipeline, please could you also include:
- Whether there is an option for extension, and, if so, how long that extension is.
- The current supplier or suppliers (if applicable).
- Key individuals involved in the procurement process.
Scottish Forestry has no current contracts in place and nothing in our procurement pipeline for services relating to debt collection, recovery or enforcement services.
This is because Scottish Forestry does not undertake, or very rarely undertakes, activities which create a transaction resulting in a debt or monies being owed to the Agency. Payments under our forestry grant programmes are made and managed by the Scottish Government’s Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID), and any debt resulting from amended claims or overpayments is managed and pursued by RPID.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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