External Audit Services for University of Lincoln

External Audit Services for University of Lincoln

The University is seeking to appoint External auditors who have in-depth knowledge and experience of the Higher Education Sector.

United Kingdom-Lincoln: Auditing services

2017/S 043-078530

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Lincoln
Campus Way
Lincoln
LN6 7TS
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Davey
Telephone: +44 1522886183
E-mail: sdavey@lincoln.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKF3
Internet address(es):Main address: www.lincoln.ac.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Lincoln:-Auditing-services./FJ563PE88F
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Lincoln:-Auditing-services./FJ563PE88F
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Lincoln:-Auditing-services./FJ563PE88F

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

External Audit Services.

Reference number: 207

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79212000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University is seeking to appoint External auditors who have in-depth knowledge and experience of the Higher Education (HE) Sector. The Contract will run for a period of 1 year commencing 1.7.2017. There will be an option for the University to extend the Contract by a period of 3 and a half yearly extensions until 31.12.2021. To include:

Statutory audit of the Group financial statements for the year ending 31.7.2017 in accordance with applicable auditing standards.

Audit and sign-off of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme (TPS) return in accordance with TPS requirements.

Audit and sign-off of the US Federal Loan Return in accordance with US Department of Education requirements.

Attendance at relevant meetings of the Governing Body as required.

Provision and presentation of an audit findings report to Senior Management and the Governing Body.

Provision of technical advice on the adherence to regulatory guidance relevant to University financial statements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 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)

79212000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF3
Main site or place of performance:

Lincolnshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University is seeking to appoint External auditors who have in-depth knowledge and experience of the Higher Education (HE) Sector. The Contract will run for a period of 1 year commencing 1.7.2017. There will be an option for the University to extend the Contract by a period of three and a half yearly extensions until 31.12.2021. To include:

Statutory audit of the Group financial statements for the year ending 31.7.2017 in accordance with applicable auditing standards.

Audit and sign-off of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme (TPS) return in accordance with TPS requirements.

Audit and sign-off of the US Federal Loan Return in accordance with US Department of Education requirements.

Attendance at relevant meetings of the Governing Body as required.

Provision and presentation of an audit findings report to Senior Management and the Governing Body.

Provision of technical advice on the adherence to regulatory guidance relevant to University financial statements.

Please note: This is a re-tender of the University’s External Audit Services following an initial tender under OJEU Notice ref. 2017/S 013-019719.

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: 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 54
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:

The Contract will run for a period of 1 year commencing 1.7.2017. There will be an option for the University to extend the Contract by a period of three and a half yearly extensions until 31.12.2021.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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:

As part of this procurement there is a requirement to provide Careers and Employability support. Additional details can be found in the Invitation to Tender.

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: 31/03/2017
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: 31/03/2017
Local time: 12:00

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:

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Lincoln:-Auditing-services./UAM4DKX6D3

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/UAM4DKX6D3

GO Reference: GO-2017228-PRO-9697759.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

University of Lincoln
Campus Way
Lincoln
LN6 7TS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1522886693
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to applicants of the award decision.

This notification will provide the information that tenderers are legally entitled to regarding the award decision. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/02/2017

 

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