Higher Education VAT Consultancy Services
Swansea University requires a consultant to provide both specialist Higher Education VAT advice and general VAT advice to the University.
United Kingdom-Swansea: Financial consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Procurement — Finance, Singleton Park
Telephone: +44 1792295890
NUTS code: UKL18
Internet address(es):Main address: www.swansea.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0345
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Higher Education VAT Consultancy Services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Swansea University requires a consultant to provide both specialist Higher Education VAT advice and general VAT advice to the University and its wholly owned subsidiaries, including but not limited to Swansea Materials Research and Testing Limited, Swansea Innovations Limited, Specific Innovations Limited and The Dylan Thomas Prize Limited.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Swansea University seeks to appoint a Consultant in order to deliver Higher Education VAT Consultancy Services for a period of 3 years with the option to extend the contract for a further 1-year period.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Suppliers bidding for this requirement should note that due to the subject matter of this contract, no work can be promised.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The consultant shall provide both specialist Higher Education VAT advice and general VAT advice to the University and its wholly owned subsidiaries, including but not limited to Swansea Materials Research and Testing Limited, Swansea Innovations Limited, Specific Innovations Limited and The Dylan Thomas Prize Limited.
1. The VAT Consultant will provide a VAT ‘help desk’ facility.
The help desk will be used by University staff who manage the VAT for the University. The help desk would be expected to provide advice on adhoc queries within a reasonable timeframe (one working day unless exceptional circumstances). These queries would not attract an additional charge and would be covered by the help desk agreement. More complex queries would not go to the help desk and would be chargeable separately. There should be an annual charge for the help desk facility based on reasonable use.
2. Attendance at Quarterly Meetings.
The VAT Consultant will provide quarterly meetings held at the University’s premises with staff from Finance and Estates.
There should be an annual charge to cover all quarterly meetings.
3. Capital Works.
The VAT consultant would be expected to work with Estates, Finance and other relevant members of staff for capital projects, leading on the VAT planning for the buildings, zero rating calculations and other associated VAT issues on capital builds.
4. Revenue Transactions.
The VAT consultant would be expected to assist where required on all aspects of VAT on revenue transactions for more complex issues.
The VAT consultant would be expected to liaise with HMRC on behalf of the University for VAT issues as deemed necessary by the University.
6. Legislation Updates, Court Cases and Tribunal Cases.
As part of the annual service, the VAT consultant would be expected to notify the University of legislation updates, Court Cases or Tribunal Cases which may impact the University, positively or negatively, on a timely basis. Where additional work is requested as a result of legislation changes this would become chargeable work.
7. Review Work.
Review of the nominal ledger, VAT returns, partial exemption calculations and Capital Goods Scheme calculations as requested
8. Research Grants.
The provision of VAT advice and assistance on research grants as requested by either the Research team or the Finance Department.
9. VAT Training Course.
The provision of a VAT Training Course specific to the Higher Education sector.
Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=52329
Procurement — Finance, Singleton Park
Telephone: +44 1792295890Internet address:www.swansea.ac.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: