Forensic Cost and Fraud Audit Services
Cost Management Services and Forensic Cost and Fraud Audit Services.
United Kingdom-Treharris: Accounting and auditing services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Nicola Strong
CF46 6LY Treharris
General address of the contracting entity: www.dwrcymru.com
Address of the buyer profile: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic access to information: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The DCC operating area covers Wales as well as adjoining parts of Herefordshire and Deeside.
NUTS code UKL
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 000 000 and 7 500 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The services will be split into 2 lots:
Lot 1 — Cost Management Services.
Lot 2 — Forensic Cost and Audit Services.
The approximate annual value of each lot is as follows:
Lot 1 — GBP 700 000
Lot 2 — GBP 350 000
In order to ensure appropriate scrutiny and oversight DCC wishes to ensure that the services provided in each of Lot 1 and 2 are undertaken by separate organisations. Applicants are invited to apply for one or both lots, but can only be shortlisted, and therefore tender, for 1 lot.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79210000, 79212000, 79412000, 71244000, 79212400, 79212100
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Contract awarded will be for an initial 3 year period with options to extend for a further 4 years (2+2) at the sole discretion of DCC. This means a possible total duration of 7 years if all options are taken.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Cost Management Services
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Forensic Cost and Fraud Audit Services
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
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.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents(except for a DPS)
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
1. Register your company on the DCC eSourcing portal (this is only required once).
— Browse to the DCC eSourcing Portal:
https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register:
— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the Opportunity:
— Login to the portal with the username/password.
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link.
(These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires, or Invitation to Tenders open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the Opportunity:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining).
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
— You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit.
Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eSourcing help desk on +44 8003684850 — details are provided on the DCC eSourcing Portal.
Please note the following:
— You must download the documents yourself after you have expressed an interest, they will not be sent to you.
— Expressions of Interest will only be accepted through the eSourcing portal.
— All documentation must be returned electronically via the eSourcing portal.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: