Appointment of an External Auditor for 2015 – 2016 to Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
The Trust is therefore seeking to appoint an external auditor for the year ending 31.3.2016 with a view to reappointment for up to 5 years in total, subject to satisfactory performance.
United Kingdom-London: Accounting and auditing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
120 Belsize Lane
For the attention of: Jennifer Connolly
NW3 5BA London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.tavi-port.org
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London, United Kingdom.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79210000, 79212000, 79212100, 79212200, 79212300, 79200000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Section 2, General principles underpinning the audit
Section 4, Audit process
Section 5, Audit reporting
Section 6, Quality reports
The appointment of the Trust’s current auditor expires at the completion of the audit for the year ending 31.3.2015. The Trust is therefore seeking to appoint an external auditor for the year ending 31.3.2016 with a view to reappointment for up to 5 years in total, subject to satisfactory performance.
Tenderers will be invited to make a presentation during their interview to the Audit Committee, which is scheduled to take place in April 2015.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 and 300 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Trust is seeking to appoint an auditor for the year ending the 31.3.2016, 12 months. Subject to performance the appointment of the auditor could be up to 5 years in total.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
Description of particular conditions: Conditions to be contained in the draft agreement accompanying the ITT.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Economic operators can formally express an interest for these services by requesting the PQQ from the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org within the time-scales set out in IV.3.4 and in accordance with Articles 45 and 46 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 26 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and as set out in the PQQ.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: The Trust seeks to appoint external auditors who will effectively and efficiently meet the requirements of the ‘Audit Code for NHS Foundation Trusts’ (Monitor, revised 2011) and other subsequent revisions.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: 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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in PQQ and the tender documents.
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The Trust reserves the right at its sole discretion not to extend the contract period any further beyond the initial 12 month period.
2. The PQQ will be available upon request from email@example.com from the date of despatch of this notice until the date and time specified in section IV 3.4. Participation in the tender will be by way of the full completion and timely return of the PQQ by the date and time specified in section IV 3.4.
3. It is anticipated that the invitation to tender (ITT) will be issued to short listed tenderers on or around the end of January 2015/beginning of February 2015. The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to vary these or any other procurement time-scales or arrangements.
The bidding organisations will be required to provide prices to support their proposal at the tender stage.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: