Future opportunity

Restructuring and Insolvency

  • Crown Commercial Service

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-011415

Published 21 May 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Crown Commercial Service

The Capital Building, Old Hall Street


L3 9PP




+44 3450103503


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Other activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Restructuring and Insolvency

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 66171000 - Financial consultancy services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of restructuring and insolvency services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations. It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all restructuring and insolvency services required by UK Central Government Departments

We will use our customer and supplier engagement sessions to help inform the new lotting structure.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £110,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 66000000 - Financial and insurance services
  • 66121000 - Mergers and acquisition services
  • 66122000 - Corporate finance and venture capital services
  • 66171000 - Financial consultancy services
  • 71241000 - Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
  • 72221000 - Business analysis consultancy services
  • 75130000 - Supporting services for the government
  • 75131000 - Government services
  • 79412000 - Financial management consultancy services
  • 79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Restructuring and insolvency.

two.2.14) Additional information

Not mandatory.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

1 October 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement within the management consultancy market which will take place on Tuesday 8th June from 10-12pm

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed structure of the framework including lots, service lines, supplier numbers and bidding criteria from the market including industry experts, specialists and suppliers.

If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please register through the below Eventbrite link


Please note that these sessions will be limited to one place per organisation and we will issue a formal diary invitation with the details to dial into the event the day before (7th June). We require you to register with your corporate email address so we can verify attendance and this is the address the invitation will be sent to

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

[The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.]

The services that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the [Framework Agreement] Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet [Framework Agreement] requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

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