External Audit Tender University of Lincoln

External Audit Tender 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 013-019719

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 four further yearly extensions until 30.11.2022. 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 four further 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.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: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:
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 four further yearly extensions until 31.12.2021.
II.2.10)
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)
Information about options
Options: no
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: 20/02/2017
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: 20/02/2017
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:
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Lincoln:-Auditing-services./FJ563PE88F
To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/FJ563PE88F
GO Reference: GO-2017117-PRO-9408088.
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
VI.4.4)
Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)
Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/01/2017

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