Blackpool Council Financial Audit Services Tender

Blackpool Council Financial Audit Services Tender

Statutory financial audit services including the production of full statutory accounts.

United Kingdom-Blackpool: Auditing services

2019/S 169-413220

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Blackpool Council
PO Box 4
Blackpool
FY1 1NA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Kate Faulkner
Telephone: +44 1253478989
E-mail: kate.faulkner@blackpool.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD42
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Statutory Financial Audit Services Including the Production of Full Statutory Accounts and Filing with Companies House

Reference number: DN431892

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79212000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The appointment of a suitable company is required in order to undertake full statutory audits for Blackpool Council’s Wholly Owned Companies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79211200
79212100
79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD42

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The appointment of a suitable company is required in order to undertake full statutory audits including report and opinion to the Directors of Blackpool Housing Company Limited, Blackpool Operating Company Ltd, Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd, Blackpool Transport Services Ltd, Blackpool Coastal Housing Ltd, the Blackpool Airport suite of Ltd Companies, Blackpool Waste Services Ltd and Lancashire Management Operations Ltd as to whether the financial statements represent a true and fair view of each of the company’s affairs, production of statutory accounts and filing of the same at Companies House.

Wholly owned companies created within the contract period will be included in this contract.

Additional requirements exist in relation to:

— Blackpool Operating Company Ltd defined pension benefit scheme,

— group companies taxation advice and services,

— company valuations.

For the full specification of requirements, please refer to the tender documents at the web address below: https://procontract.due-north.com

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract is for one audit cycle (approximately 12 months) with the option to extend for a further 3 audit cycles on a 1 + 1 + 1 basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 02/10/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/10/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Hight Court of Justice
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/08/2019

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