External Audit Tender for Northern Gas Networks

External Audit Tender for Northern Gas Networks

1. Audit of the group statutory accounts and Group Reporting. 2. Additional work — as required.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Auditing services

2016/S 211-385570

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition: yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: no

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Northern Gas Networks Limited
Thorpe Park, 1100 Century Way
Contact point(s): Lisa Gadsby
LS15 8TU Leeds
United Kingdom
E-mail: lgadsby@northerngas.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.northerngas.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

External Audit Services.

II.2)Type of contract

Services

II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

This notice is for a tender event to provide External Audit Services for Northern Gas Networks Limited.
The successful company would be appointed to start audits in March 2018, the anticipated contract award date is the end of January 2018 with a contract term of 10 years, in line with EU regulation.
List of Audits maybe subject to change (this will be detailed further in the tender documents).
1. Audit of the group statutory accounts and Group Reporting.
2. Additional work — as required.
3. Regulatory accounts and other reporting as required by the Regulatory Financial Reporting Standards issued by Ofgem.
4. Covenant compliance works.
The tender will be advertised for Expressions of Interest via Achilles using the following Achilles codes: 2.0.0, 2.3.0, 2.3.8 and the tender event will take place on NGNs e tender portal — Ariba.
If you are not already registered please contact the named person in this notice who will provide instructions on how to register.

II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000, 79212100

II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.6)Estimated cost and main terms of financing

II.6.1)Initial estimated cost

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
II.6.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Estimated total value of supplies or services contract(s)

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28.10.2016

Appendix

Periodic indicative notice being a call for competition or aiming at reducing time-limits for the receipt of tenders

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

External Audit Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.3)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information required will be requested in the PQQ.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information required will be requested in the PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information required will be requested in the PQQ.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to confirm interest or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
IV.3.2)Time-limit for receipt of expressions of interest:
IV.3.3)Time-limit for receipt of applications for an invitation to tender or to negotiate:

IV.3.4)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 10 years.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

 

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