Financial Audit Services for Northern Ireland Audit Office 2017 – 2018

Financial Audit Services for Northern Ireland Audit Office 2017 – 2018

The Northern Ireland Audit Office is seeking to establish contracts for financial audit services to be allocated in 10 Lots. 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Financial auditing services

2017/S 163-336207

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Northern Ireland Audit Office
106 University Street
Belfast
BT7 1EU
United Kingdom
Contact person: The Procurement Manager
E-mail: procurement@niauditoffice.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKN
Internet address(es):Main address: www.niauditoffice.gov.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.niauditoffice.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Financial Audit Services on behalf of the Northern Ireland Audit Office 2017 – 2018.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79212100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) is seeking to establish contracts for financial audit services to be allocated in 10 (ten) lots. These will appoint service providers for the provision of financial auditing services, and other work to support and assist the NIAO where appropriate and where required in its external audit functions. The NIAO is responsible for the financial audit of Northern Ireland Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other public bodies, including health and personal social services and local government bodies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Financial audit of Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Financial Audit of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust — Public Funds account; Patients’ and Residents’ Monies account and Charitable Trust Funds account.

The successful tenderer will provide financial audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 accounts, with the option of extending annually to cover the 2020-21 and 2021-22 accounts.

The audit work for which proposals are invited is confined to:

— that leading to an audit opinion on the three sets of financial statements of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and part of the Remuneration and Staff Report; and

— a review of the Governance Statement of the three sets of financial statements of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

The NIAO will place reliance each year on the shadow audit certificate produced by the firm for the three sets of financial statements of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in preparing the C&AG’s audit certificate.

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of the NIAO. It also does not extend to the audit of the accounts of any bodies funded by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

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: 290 000.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 58 000 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Financial Audit of Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Financial Audit of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Public Funds account; Patients’ and Residents’ Monies account and Charitable Trust Funds account.

The successful tenderer will provide financial audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 accounts, with the option of extending annually to cover the 2020-21 and 2021-22 accounts.

The audit work for which proposals are invited is confined to:

— that leading to an audit opinion on the financial statements of Southern Health and Social Care Trust and part of the Remuneration Report; and

— a review of the Governance Statement of Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

The NIAO will place reliance each year on the shadow audit certificate produced by the firm for the accounts of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in preparing the C&AG’s audit certificate.

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO). It also does not extend to the audit of the accounts of any bodies funded by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

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: 197 500.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 39 500 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Financial Audit of Western Health and Social Care Trust

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Financial Audit of the Western Health and Social Care Trust — Public Funds account; Patients’ and Residents’ Monies account and Charitable Trust Funds account

The successful tenderer will provide financial audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 accounts, with the option of extending annually to cover the 2020-21 and 2021-22 accounts.

The audit work for which proposals are invited is confined to:

— that leading to an audit opinion on the financial statements of Western Health and Social Care Trust and part of the Remuneration Report; and

— a review of the Governance Statement of Western Health and Social Care Trust.

The NIAO will place reliance each year on the shadow audit certificate produced by the firm for the accounts of Western Health and Social Care Trust in preparing the C&AG’s audit certificate.

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO). It also does not extend to the audit of the accounts of any bodies funded by the Western Health and Social Care Trust.

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: 270 000.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 54 000 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Financial Audit of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Financial Audit of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)

The successful tenderer will provide financial audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 accounts, with the option of extending annually to cover the 2020-21 and 2021-22 accounts.

The audit work for which proposals are invited is confined to:

— that leading to an audit opinion on the financial statements of Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority and part of the Remuneration Report; and

— a review of the Governance Statement of Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority.

The NIAO will place reliance each year on the shadow audit certificate produced by the firm for the accounts of Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority in preparing the C&AG’s audit certificate.

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO). It also does not extend to the audit of the accounts of any bodies funded by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority.

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: 40 000.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 8 000 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Financial Audit of the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT)

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful tenderer will provide financial audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 accounts, with the option of extending annually to cover the 2020-21 and 2021-22 accounts.

The audit work for which proposals are invited is confined to:

— that leading to an audit opinion on the financial statements of PRRT and parts of the Remuneration and Staff Report; and

— a review of the Governance Statement of PRRT.

NIAO will place reliance each year on the audit work carried out on accounts of PRRT for its audit of DoJ.

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO).

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: 50 000.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 10 000 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Financial Audit of the Northern Ireland Screen Commission

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful tenderer will provide financial audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 accounts, with the option of extending annually to cover the 2020-21 and 2021-22 accounts.

The audit work for which proposals are invited is confined to:

— that leading to an audit opinion on the financial statements of Northern Ireland Screen Commission (NI Screen) and part of the Remuneration Report; and

— a review of the Governance Statement of NI Screen.

The NIAO will place reliance each year on the audit work carried out on the accounts of NI Screen for its audit of the Department for the Economy (DfE).

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO). It also does not extend to the audit of the accounts of any bodies funded by NI Screen.

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: 32 500.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 6 500 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Financial Audit of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service for two sets of accounts:

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Financial Audit of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service for two sets of accounts:

(a) Operating Account; and

(b) Pension Funds Account.

The successful tenderer will provide financial audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years for both sets of accounts (the operating account and the pension funds account) with the option of extending annually to cover the 2020-21 and 2021-22 accounts.

For both sets of accounts of NIFRS, the audit work for which proposals are invited is confined to:

— that leading to an audit opinion on the financial statements and part of the Remuneration Report; and

— a review of the Governance Statement.

The NIAO will place reliance each year on both shadow audit certificates produced by the firm for the accounts of NIFRS in preparing the C&AG’s audit certificate. The NIAO will also take the results of the audit of NIFRS into account in the audit of the DoH’s accounts.

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of NIAO. It also does not extend to the audit of the accounts of any bodies funded by NIFRS.

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: 126 250.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 25 250 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Financial Audit of the Libraries Authority Northern Ireland (NILA)

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful tenderer will provide financial audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 accounts, with the option of extending annually to cover the 2020-21 and 2021-22 accounts.

The audit work for which proposals are invited is confined to:

— that leading to an audit opinion on the financial statements of NILA and parts of the Remuneration and Staffing Report; and

— a review of the Governance Statement of NILA.

NIAO will place reliance each year on the audit work carried out on accounts of NILA for its audit of DfC.

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO).

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: 160 000.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 32 000 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Financial Audit of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful tenderer will provide financial audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 accounts, with the option of extending annually to cover the 2019-20 and 2020-21 accounts.

The audit work for which proposals are invited is confined to:

— that leading to an audit opinion on the financial statements of AOP and parts of the Remuneration and Staff Report; and

— a review of the Governance Statement of AOP.

NIAO will place reliance each year on the audit work carried out on accounts of AOP for its audit of DfC.

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO).

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: 25 835.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 5 167 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT Audit of HR Connect

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful tenderer will provide IT audit services for the NIAO. The contract shall cover the audit of the HR Connect systems in as far as it impacts on the financial statements of bodies using HR Connect to process its payroll. The audit will be limited to HR Connect itself and does not extend to processes and controls put in place by those bodies using HR Connect. The audit work will include the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 financial years, with the option of extending annually to cover the 2020-21 and 2021-22 accounts.

As required by ISA 315 the auditor of the financial statements of those bodies which use HR Connect to deliver payroll services are required to ‘identify and assess the risks of material misstatement in the financial statements, through understanding the entity and its environment, including the entity’s internal control.’

Part of understanding the entity and its environment is to understand the information system, of which the use of Information Technology (IT) is part. The auditor must understand and assess the risks arising from the use of IT and identify and assess the controls that have been put in place to mitigate these. ISA 315 states that ‘controls over IT systems are effective when they maintain the integrity of information and the security of the data such systems process and include effective IT controls and application controls’.

Accordingly, this work will lead to an opinion over the integrity of the information and security of the data held on and processed by HR Connect. The opinion should conclude whether there is a material risk to the payroll figures taken from HR Connect by those bodies using it and subsequently included in their financial statements.

The audit will require HR Connect to be risk assessed and an audit approach devised on the findings of this assessment. This will include a review of the general IT environment controls and the specific application controls surrounding the input, processing and output of data/information.

This will lead to a shadow ISA 402 report to NIAO.

This report will then be provided to the auditors of the financial statements of those bodies using HR Connect and will contribute to the total audit assurance supporting the opinion on those financial statements.

The audit work does not include value for money aspects, although any value for money matters arising as a result of the audit work should be brought to the attention of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO).

d to a shadow ISA 402 report to NIAO.

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: 93 810.00 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 anticipated annual value of services is in the region of 22 514 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to the requirements. The contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of 2 annual extensions.

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:

Tenders must confirm their status as a registered auditor.

Tenderers must confirm that they are able to comply with NIAO’s seven year policy for rotation of engagement partners and managers. The policy includes work on previous organisations which have subsequently merged.

Tenderers must confirm that they are capable of fulfilling the Audit Assignment regardless of location. This Audit Assignment may require attendance at a number of locations within the organisation.

Tenderers must confirm that they are able to comply with the timetable.

The selected firm(s) will carry out its work in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) issued by the Auditing Practices Board (APB), and report on the results of its audit of the account to the responsible staff in the NIAO.

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Tenderers must confirm their status as a registered auditor.

The selected firm will carry out its work in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) issued by the Auditing Practices Board (APB), and report on the results of its audit of the account to the responsible staff in the NIAO.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: no
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: 29/09/2017
Local time: 13:00
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

Duration in months: 36 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/09/2017
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Northern Ireland Audit Office, 106 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1EU.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Northern Ireland Audit Office
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

‘The Northern Ireland Audit Office [this authority] will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide the information required by Regulation 86 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) [the Regulations] regarding the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

The Regulations provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) within 30 days of knowledge or constructive knowledge of breach.’

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24/08/2017

 

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