External Audit Tender Scotland

External Audit Tender Scotland

The Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission for Scotland require to appoint external auditors for the audit of several public sector bodies within their remits.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Statutory audit services

2015/S 217-396207

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Audit Scotland
110 George Street
Contact point(s): Audit Strategy
For the attention of: Russell Frith, Owen Smith
EH2 4LH Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1316251500

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.audit-scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00428

Electronic access to information: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.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

General public services

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:

Audit Scotland invitation to tender for the external audit of public bodies in Scotland.

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: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM

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)

The Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission for Scotland require to appoint external auditors for the audit of several public sector bodies within their remits. This work is expected to compromise 36 % by value of their overall annual audit work. These appointments are for the audit years 2016/17 to 2020/21.
Applicants must satisfy statutory qualification requirements. The conduct of the audits is also governed by Audit Scotland’s Code of Audit Practice, which is wider in scope than for the audit of private sector organisations, and International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland).

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=419981

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212300

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 23 295 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission, at their sole discretion, may during the last 2 years of the 5 year appointments decide to extend any audit appointments made under the contract for up to 2 further years.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Scottish Water

1)Short description

This covers the appointment to conduct the external audit of Scottish Water only.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212300

3)Quantity or scope

1.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 143 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Estimated cost is for the annual audit value.

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Further Education

1)Short description

This covers the appointments to conduct the external audit of further education bodies only.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212300

3)Quantity or scope

3 firms.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 116 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Estimated cost is for the annual average portfolio value.

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Local Government

1)Short description

This covers the appointments to conduct the external audit of local government bodies only.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212300

3)Quantity or scope

5 firms.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 521 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Estimated cost is for the annual average portfolio value.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Health

1)Short description

This covers the appointments to conduct the external audit of health bodies only.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212300

3)Quantity or scope

3 firms.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 320 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Estimated cost is for the annual average portfolio value.
Bidders for Lot 2 must also bid for Lot 1.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Central Government

1)Short description

This covers the appointment to conduct the external audit of central government bodies only.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212300

3)Quantity or scope

3 firms.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 201 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Estimated cost is for the annual average portfolio value.

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:

III.1.4)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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

16.12.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Duration in months: 7 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16.12.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Edinburgh

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref: 419981).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

5.11.2015

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