Audit Services Framework for Funded Projects

Audit Services Framework for Funded Projects

A Framework for Audit Services for projects funded independently to the University funds, such as but not limited to LEP, HLF, ERDF and ESIF etc.

United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: Auditing services

2016/S 070-122555

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Wolverhampton
MX Building, Camp Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
WV1 1AD Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1902321000
E-mail: procurement@wlv.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://wlv.bravosolution.co.uk

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

Education

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

16-15 Audit Services Framework for Funded Projects.

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

Services
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Midlands.

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: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

A Framework for Audit Services for projects funded independently to the University funds, such as but not limited to LEP, HLF, ERDF and ESIF etc. Previous experience of this market and activity is a mandatory requirement to submit a response.
The successful Service Providers on the Framework must have the following experience and capabilities:
— Have a qualified team with the relevant experience as detailed in Schedule 1 Scope and Specification;
— Officers that will be assigned to this Audit Services are required to perform to standards set by the Funding Agency;
— Relevant/proven track record over a number of years to provide the depth of experience and skill necessary to perform this Audit Services work.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000, 79420000, 79212200, 79212100

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Creation of a Framework Agreement of suitable Service Providers of Audit Services in relation to the University of Wolverhampton and Funded projects such as HLF, LEP, ERDF, ESIF etc. for the University and beneficiaries to call off from.
Previous experience of this market and activity is a mandatory requirement to submit a response.
The successful Service Providers on the framework must have the following experience and capabilities:
— Have a qualified team with the relevant experience as detailed in Schedule 1 Scope and Specification.
— Officers that will be assigned to this Audit Services are required to perform to standards set by the Funding Agency.
— Relevant/proven track record over a number of years to provide the depth of experience and skill necessary to perform this Audit Services work.
The Framework will be for a period of 2 years with an optional extension of up to an additional 24 months.
It will be accessed for Audit Services of Funded Projects, although the Framework may also be used in other areas of the University where appropriate.
This Framework may also be accessed by other Public Sector Bodies in Wolverhampton and Partner Authorities in the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per ITT documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per ITT documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per ITT documentation.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal:https://wlv.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per ITT guidance documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per ITT guidance documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per ITT documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

16-15
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

9.5.2016 – 10:00
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

English.
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): E.g. LEP, HLF, ESIF, ERDF, plus other funding received from Funding Bodies and/or Partners by the University during the term of the Framework.

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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:

6.4.2016

 

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