External Quality Reviews for National Audit Office

External Quality Reviews for National Audit Office

A total of 12 reviews per year of individual NAO products (number to be shared between the successful suppliers).

United Kingdom-Victoria: Business and management consultancy and related services

2018/S 054-119535

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
Victoria
SW1W 9SP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2077987000
E-mail: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.nao.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://nao.g2b.info/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Victoria:-Business-and-management-consultancy-and-related-services./ZAXWZ82RTX
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
Victoria
SW1W 9SP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Central Procurement Team (CPT)
Telephone: +44 2077987000
E-mail: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.nao.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://nao.g2b.info/index.htm

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.delta-esourcing.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

External quality reviews

Reference number: GEN_17_21

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

As part of its quality assurance arrangements the NAO commission’s independent quality assurance reviews of the technical rigour, methodological robustness, quality of argumentation and presentation of evidence in its published non-financial audit and VFM reports. Examples of reports are available on our website www.nao.org.uk.

The NAO requires the following quality reviews to be carried out:

— a total of 12 reviews per year of individual NAO products (number to be shared between the successful suppliers).

The NAO intends to award two or three contracts for this quality assurance work, the exact allocation of which products to be reviewed will be at the discretion of the NAO.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As part of its quality assurance arrangements the NAO commission’s independent quality assurance reviews of the technical rigour, methodological robustness, quality of argumentation and presentation of evidence in its published non-financial audit and VFM reports. Examples of reports are available on our website www.nao.org.uk.

The range and variety of types of our outputs is continually evolving. Over the life of the contract the NAO is expecting to develop further the range of VFM products it produces. This is so the NAO can ensure it continues to be best placed to promote accountability, meet the needs of Parliament and help improve public services at a time when they face unprecedented challenges. The non-financial audit and VFM quality assurance arrangements may need to develop at the same time to ensure they remain fit for purpose. In the light of this, the service providers will need to take a flexible approach to fulfilling the requirements of the contract and will need to respond effectively to feedback provided by the NAO.

The NAO requires the following quality reviews to be carried out:

— a total of 12 reviews per year of individual NAO products (number to be shared between the successful suppliers).

Reviews of individual NAO products — these reviews generate a written report, commenting against an agreed set of criteria, within four weeks from receipt by you of an electronic version of the NAO draft report.

The NAO intends to award 2 or 3 contracts for this quality assurance work, the exact allocation of which products to be reviewed will be at the discretion of the NAO.

Each contract will consist of product reviews of 4-6 (depending on number of successful suppliers, minimum of 2, maximum of 3 suppliers) published non financial audit products per year, plus or minus 1, within 4 weeks of receiving each one, using an agreed set of evaluative criteria.

The Contractor will be required to conduct reviews of individual NAO products working to an agreed set of evaluative criteria and to discuss conclusions of the reviews with NAO study teams and senior staff as required.

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: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be extended for a further period or periods of up to 2 years (1 + 1).

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

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:
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: 16/04/2018
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: 16/04/2018
Local time: 12:05

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

4.5 years if extension option of a further 2 years is utilised

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

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-Victoria:-Business-and-management-consultancy-and-related-services./ZAXWZ82RTX

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/ZAXWZ82RTX

GO Reference: GO-2018315-PRO-12081095.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

National Audit Office
157-197 Buckngham Palace Road, Victoria
London
SW1W 9SP
United States Minor Outlying Islands
E-mail: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.ukInternet address:http://www.nao.org.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
Victoria
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2077987000
E-mail: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.ukInternet address:http://www.nao.org.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
Victoria
SW1W 9SP
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Telephone: +44 2077987000
E-mail: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.ukInternet address:http://www.nao.org.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/03/2018

 

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