Crescent Purchasing Consortium Audit Services Framework 2016

Crescent Purchasing Consortium Audit Services Framework 2016

The CPC is seeking to establish a multiple provider Framework Agreement for Internal and External Audit Services.

United Kingdom-Salford: Auditing services

2016/S 160-290251

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Technology House, Lissadel Street
For the attention of: Gary Sadler
M6 6AP Salford
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612956838

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

CPC Members

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Audit Services 2016.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 24

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Tenders are invited for the provision Audit Services to the members of the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC). The CPC is seeking to establish a multiple provider Framework Agreement for Internal and External Audit Services.
The CPC is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement through which its Members may procure audit and/or audit-related services. Tenders are required for the provision of Audit Services to the members of CPC.
The framework will be split into 2 lots as detailed below. CPC will be looking to appoint a maximum of 12 providers per lot.
Lot 1 Internal Audit;
Lot 2 External Audit.
It is a requirement that the selected supplier(s) will provide this service to CPC members across the UK. We expect the selected supplier(s) to extend the terms to all eligible Institutions and consortia, as defined by the CPC including Further Education Institutions, Sixth Forms, Academies, Schools, Museums, Universities and other similar organisations.

Current member details are available per region from the following link:

Current and future member of the CPC are from the education sector, the majority of whom will be on the open access EduBase public portal:

The CPC reserves the right during the period of this agreement to make subtractions from the list of Participating Institutions.
Members have the right to utilise e-auctions during the further competition / call-off stage of supplier selection.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000, 79212100, 79200000, 79212400, 79212300, 79212200, 79210000, 72810000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Internal Audit

1)Short description

Internal Audit of CPC members institutions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: External Audit

1)Short description

External Audit of CPC member institutions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Whilst an electronic auction will not be used to establish the framework agreement, CPC members may wish to utilise e-auctions at further competition stage.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.9.2016
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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