External Audit Tender London

External Audit Tender London

The primary role of the external auditors is to provide an independent report on the annual accounts of the university to its Council.

United Kingdom-London: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2015/S 168-306745

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kings College London
Strand
Contact point(s): http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/orgstructure/ps/purchasing/suppliers/etender.aspx
WC2R 2LS London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2078484431

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.kcl.ac.uk

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

KCL-00000770 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London, England.
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)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

King’s College London requires External Audit Services. The primary role of the external auditors is to provide an independent report on the annual accounts of the university to its Council. There are other audit services which will be described in the tender documents.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000, 79212100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

A one year contract that will be annually renewable to a maximum period of 7 years in total. It is envisaged that the contract will run for at least 3 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.8.2016.

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)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: As stated in the tender and supporting documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the tender and supporting documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the tender and supporting documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the tender and supporting documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the tender and supporting documentation.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Only auditors registered with an appropriate professional body and qualified under the Companies Act 1989 (Section 25) or the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (Schedule 8, Para 59 can provide external audit services to higher education institutions.

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and supporting documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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 tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

KCL-00000770

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.9.2015 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.9.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

30.11.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 1.2.2016 – 13:00

Place:

London, on-line.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: King’s Procurement Strategy and Services staff only.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Anytime between 12 months and 7 years. Although it is envisaged that the contract will run for at least 3 years.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27.8.2015

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