External Audit and Taxation Advisory Services Lancashire

External Audit and Taxation Advisory Services Lancashire

Provision of external audit and taxation advisory services for Lancashire County Developments Limited and Marketing Lancashire Limited.

United Kingdom-Preston: Auditing services

2016/S 197-355182

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Lancashire County Council
2nd Floor CCP, County Hall
Preston
PR1 8XJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Patten
Telephone: +44 1772536452
E-mail: contractscorporate@lancashire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD43
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.lancashire.gov.uk/tendering
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.lancashire.gov.uk/tendering
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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 External Audit and Taxation Advisory Services.

Reference number: AP/CORP/LCC/16/539

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79212000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of external audit and taxation advisory services for Lancashire County Developments Limited and Marketing Lancashire Limited.

The tender comprises 3 Lots:

— Lot 1: External Audit Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

— Lot 2: Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

— Lot 3: Combined External Audit and Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

Tenderers may bid for Lot 1 and/or Lot 2. If tenderers bid for Lot 1 and Lot 2, then they must provide a price for Lot 3. Tenderers may not bid for Lot 3 only.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 180 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Tenderers may bid for Lot 1 and/or Lot 2. If tenderers bid for Lot 1 and Lot 2, then they must provide a price for Lot 3. Tenderers may not bid for Lot 3 only.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

External Audit Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79200000
79210000
79212100
79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD43

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

External Audit Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

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: 100 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
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 24 months with the option to extend for any number of defined periods so long as the maximum duration of the contract(s) does not exceed 48 months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD43

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited require an External Taxation Advisor to provide tax advice and planning services.

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: 80 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
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 24 months with the option to extend for any number of defined periods so long as the maximum duration of the contract(s) does not exceed 48 months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Combined External Audit and Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000
79212300
79212100
79200000
79210000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD43

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Combined External Audit and Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

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: 180 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
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 24 months with the option to extend for any number of defined periods so long as the maximum duration of the contract(s) does not exceed 48 months.

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:

For Lot 1 and Lot 3, under Section 1212 of the Companies Act 2006, a firm can only accept appointment as an auditor if it is a registered auditor under the rules of a recognised supervisory body such as ICAEW. As such, tenderers will be asked to confirm their organisation is a registered auditor and will be required to provide their registration number and name of the supervisory body.

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

For Lot 1 and Lot 3, under Section 1212 of the Companies Act 2006, a firm can only accept appointment as an auditor if it is a registered auditor under the rules of a recognised supervisory body such as ICAEW. As such, tenderers will be asked to confirm their organisation is a registered auditor and will be required to provide their registration number and name of the supervisory body.

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: 08/11/2016
Local time: 10:00
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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/11/2016
Local time: 14:30
Place:

Lancashire County Council, County Hall, Preston PR1 8XJ.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Tender Opening Procedures shall take place at County Hall every Tuesday and Friday at 14:30 in the presence of one officer from the Procurement Service and one officer from a separate service.

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 tender documents are available on Lancashire County Council’s electronic tenderingsite.www.lancashire.gov.uk/tendering

Use of this system does not require high specification IT equipment or connections, nor high level personal IT skills/capabilities. Access to the system/software and advice is free of charge. Registration is necessary in order to view the tender details and obtain tender documentation. Tenderers are advised to allow plenty of time for registration and to do this as early as possible during the tender period.

Please note that this procurement is for external audit and taxation advisory services for Lancashire County Developments Ltd (LCDL) and Marketing Lancashire Limited.

LCDL is a company limited by guarantee and is a Company under the control of Lancashire County Council within the meaning of Part V of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. There are no employees in any of the companies. All staffing resources are provided by Lancashire County Council (LCC).

Marketing Lancashire Limited is a company limited by guarantee with Lancashire County Council as the sole member.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Lancashire County Council
Preston
PR1 8XJ
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:

07/10/2016

 

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