Data Analytics Consultancy for the Northern Ireland Audit Office
The NIAO wishes to appoint a consultant, with knowledge and expertise in the application of data analytics, to provide consultancy support between January and March 2018.
United Kingdom-Belfast: General management consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Data Analytics Consultancy for the Northern Ireland Audit Office.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The NIAO wishes to appoint a consultant, with knowledge and expertise in the application of data analytics, to provide consultancy support between January and March 2018. The consultant will be required to take a lead role in researching and making recommendations on the options available to apply data analytics in the audit work of NIAO; liaise with key stakeholders including the other public audit agencies (Wales Audit Office, Audit Scotland and National Audit Office) and service providers (including Account NI); contribute to the procurement of new data analytics software and undertake other duties relevant to the assignment. In doing this, the consultant will be expected to work alongside the NIAO technical team.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The successful tenderer, appointed as a Data Analytics consultant, will report to the C&AG and to persons delegated by him. The consultant will be required to:
— Research and evaluate options and make recommendations to enhance and further develop the use of data analytics in:
— The completion of financial audit work with a view to improving efficiencies in the delivery of the audits and adding value to the audit findings.
— Public reporting with a view to developing a robust approach for undertaking investigations and enhancing the presentation of findings in published material through the use of a range of info-graphics.
— Liaise with key stakeholders including other public audit agencies (Wales Audit Office, Audit Scotland and National Audit Office) and service providers (including Account NI).
— Contribute to the process of considering new data analytics software.
— Provide a draft report, within the initial contract period, for discussion with the C&AG or his delegated representative which includes recommendations for the future use of data analytics in NIAO’s audit work.
— Undertake other duties relevant to the assignment.
The primary aim of this assignment is to identify the role that data analytics can play in enhancing audit quality and efficiency. The successful tenderer will be expected to demonstrate sufficient experience and expertise in this area to undertake this role.
NIAO will have ownership and control over all information produced during the course of the contract.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
There is a potential extension of the work for a further period in 2018-19. Any decision to extend the contract into 2018-19 would be at the discretion of the NIAO and subject to agreement with the successful tenderer.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
We require a prompt turnaround on this competition to ensure that the consultant has adequate time to complete an initial assessment prior to the end of the financial year. This will inform what work (if any) is required in subsequent years.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Northern Ireland Audit Office, 106 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1EU.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: