Contract for Appointment of Tax Advisors to Invest NI

Contract for Appointment of Tax Advisors to Invest NI

Invest NI wishes to appoint tax advisors to prepare and submit annual corporation tax returns for Invest NI and 2 subsidiaries.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Tax consultancy services

2019/S 084-200628

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Invest NI
Bedford Square, 1 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT3 9ED
United Kingdom
E-mail: ssdadmin.cpd@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.investni.com/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/topics/procurement

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://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

ID 2123589 DfE Invest NI — Contract for Appointment of Tax Advisors to Invest NI and its Subsidiary Companies

Reference number: 2123589

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79221000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Invest NI wishes to appoint tax advisors (herein referred to as “the Contractor”) to prepare and submit annual corporation tax returns for Invest NI and 2 subsidiaries, BSDL and MRDE as required. In addition, the contractor shall provide ad hoc advice on other tax issues for the Invest NI group as and when needed throughout the contract period.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 165 000.00 GBP

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)

79222000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Invest NI wishes to appoint tax advisors (herein referred to as “the Contractor”) to prepare and submit annual corporation tax returns for Invest NI and 2 subsidiaries, BSDL and MRDE as required. In addition, the contractor shall provide ad hoc advice on other tax issues for the Invest NI group as and when needed throughout the contract period.

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

Value excluding VAT: 165 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

It is anticipated the contract will commence in July 2019 for three years with options to extend for 2 further periods of 12 months each.

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

The pricing strategy applied and the setting of cost/profit margins are a commercial decision for economic operators when submitting a bid for this competition.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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: yes
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: 30/05/2019
Local time: 15:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 28/08/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/05/2019
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The contractor’s performance on the contract shall be regularly monitored against the KPIs and criteria stated using the contractor’s performance assessment proforma included within the tender documents. As part of its contract management procedures, the client will apply the protocol for managing poor supplier performance contained in Annex D of Procurement Guidance Note PGN 01/12 — Contract management principles and procedures.

The protocol sets out a series of 5 escalating stages to enable the client to manage poor performance by contractors. At Stage 4, as an alternative to terminating the contract, a notice of written warning can be issued to the contractor. At Stage 5, as an alternative to terminating the contract, a notice of unsatisfactory performance can be issued to the contractor. If a contractor has received more than one current notice of written warning the CPD at its discretion, can consider the contractor’s exclusion from future procurement competitions, being undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy, for a period of 12 months. If a contractor is subject to a notice of unsatisfactory performance the CPD, at its discretion, can consider the contractor’s exclusion from future procurement competitions, being undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy, for a period of 3 years. A central register of suppliers in receipt of current notices and terminations will be maintained by Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD) and will be publicly available on its website. This register will cover all procurements by bodies subject to Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy. The contractor shall appoint an account manager who must be equivalent to tax director level or higher. The account manager shall be responsible contractual obligations being met, assuring quality of service, resolving potential difficulties and attending quarterly (and ad hoc) contract review meetings. The client will appoint an authorised representative for the purpose of the contract.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
UK
United Arab Emirates
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/04/2019

Enjoyed this post? Share it!