Financial Audit Services Contract

Financial Audit Services Contract

Scottish Autism is seeking external auditors with relevant sector experience and the option to contract for further services including, but not limited to, VAT advice and other tax advice.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Autism

Procurement , Hilton House, Alloa Business Park, Whins Road,

Alloa

FK10 3SA

UK

Roy Aitken

+44 1259728302

roy.aitken@scottishautism.org

+44 1259720051
http://www.scottishautism.org
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Scottish Autism

Procurement , Hilton House, Alloa Business Park, Whins Road,

Alloa

FK10 3SA

UK

Roy Aitken

+44 1259728302

procurement@scottishautism.org

+44 1259720051
http://www.scottishautism.org

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Financial Audit Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Scottish Autism is currently reviewing the provision of Audit Services. This Invitation to Tender (ITT) is released under Scottish Autism’s Procurement Policy/Strategy which requires a tender process to take place at intervals of up to 5 years, in order to achieve best value for Scottish Autism.

Scottish Autism is seeking external auditors with relevant sector experience and the option to contract for further services including, but not limited to, VAT advice and other tax advice. The Organisation’s year end is 31st March and tenders are invited for the audit of the Financial Statements for 2015/16 onwards.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=417934.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

201000 Accountancy
201100 Audit

100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The successful Tenderer will produce and audit the annual Statutory Accounts for SA in accordance with the Companies Act 2006, the Charities and Trustees Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and any other relevant legislation and standards such as UK GAAP/Charity SORP.

They will review internal financial practices to ensure these are adequate.

Accounts preparation will include drafting Statutory Accounts, notes and disclosures for approval by the Board of SA. A Management Letter is to be issued to the Board and attendance would be expected at up to 3 Finance Committee/Board Meetings per year.

Period – the contract term will be for 5 years with an option to extend on an annual basis. Within the initial period the contract is subject to annual re-appointment by the Board.

Tax and other services – an annual Tax Return where required to be completed and other services/advice may be requested on an ad hoc basis.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Please see conditions stated in Tender

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

RA/GL/AUDIT2015

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
23-11-2015  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 29-01-2016

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:417934)

5.2

Additional Documentation

SA Invitation to Tender Audit (FV 1.7) (29th Sept 15)

5.3

Publication date of this notice

22-10-2015

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