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Request for the Provision of Services pursuant to the Collection of Tax Arrears

The Barbados Revenue Authority is seeking to engage the services of reputable collection agencies and individuals currently engaged in the business of debt collection to assist in the collection of tax arrears.

  1. The Barbados Revenue Authority therefore now invites bids from eligible and qualified firms and individuals for the provision of debt collection services on behalf of the Authority.
  2. Details of the specifications are provided in the Terms of Reference below.
  3. It is not permissible to transfer this invitation to any other provider.
  4. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of price, compliance with technical specifications and the delivery schedule.
  5. One original, one copy and an electronic version of the Bid clearly marked “Request for the Provision of Collection of Arrears Services for the Barbados Revenue Authority” must be prepared in English and delivered in sealed envelopes to the address below no later than 4:30 p.m., August 9, 2019:

The Revenue Commissioner
Barbados Revenue Authority
6th Floor Treasury Building
Bridge Street, Bridgetown 
Barbados, BB11129

  1. Proposals received after this time and date will not be considered.
  2. The successful applicant will be required to enter into a Contract prepared by or in a form approved by the Authority.
  3. A surety for the due performance of the Contract will be required by one of the following methods:
    • by way of a deposit with the Barbados Revenue Authority of a sum of money or approved securities to the value of not less than 10 percent of the agreed contract price; or

    • by way of a Bank or accredited insurance company whose liability shall not be less than 10 per cent of the agreed contract price. The cost of obtaining such a surety shall be the responsibility of the contractor, who need not specifically make arrangements for sureties unless and until his bid has been accepted.
  4. All Corporate Applicants should include with their application a copy of the company's Certificate and Articles of Incorporation as evidence that the company is an existing registered company as at the date of application. The Certificate must be in the name of the applicant.
  5. Where the Certificate and Articles of Incorporation have not been submitted at the date of the opening, the applicant will be given a maximum of two (2) weeks to meet this obligation. Failure to submit the Certificate and Articles of Incorporation within the extended period would render the application void.
  6. The Government of Barbados/the Barbados Revenue Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any application received.

 All applicants should be compliant with their statutory obligations under the Income Tax Act Cap. 73 and the Value Added Tax Act Cap.87 of the Laws of Barbados in order for their applications to be considered.

 

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