Information Systems Audit Nottingham

Information Systems Audit Nottingham

Lot 1 – General Audit Services. Lot 2 – Information Systems Audit.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Internal audit services

2015/S 138-255053

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Nottingham Trent University
2nd Floor Dryden Centre, c/o Burton Street
For the attention of: Mark Lucas
NG1 4BU Nottingham
Telephone: +44 1158488747
Fax: +44 1158488770

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

761 IS & Internal Audit Services.

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: NTU Campuses.

NUTS code UKF14

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 2

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 180 000 and 200 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Internal Audit Services for:-
Lot 1 — General Audit Services.
Lot 2 — Information Systems Audit.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200, 72810000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 180 000 and 200 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A Parent Company Guarantee if applicable.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment 30 days from Invoice following satisfactory completion of each piece of work in accordance with the contract agreement. Interim milestone payments for individual projects shall only be agreed by mutual agreement of both parties. The University reserves the right to maintain it”s 30 day payment terms on completion of each piece of work.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and severable.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Applicants total liability for breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998, and any amendments or revisions thereto is limited to £10,000,000.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies Qualification or equivalent.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Standard Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Standard Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Compliance with the Higher Education Funding Council for England”s Audit Code of Practice: Audit and Accountability; Chartered Institute for Internal Auditors standards and relevant standards from the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies member institutes or equivalent in each case.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Suitably qualified auditors in accordance with the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies requirements or equivalent.

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 133-221720 of 14.7.2011

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.8.2015 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24.8.2015 – 17:00


NTU Procurement

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: NTU Procurement staff.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Nottingham Trent University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on 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 Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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)..
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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