Internal Audit Contract – Northern Ireland

Internal Audit Contract – Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC) requires an internal audit service.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Internal audit services

2019/S 150-370130

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Education Authority NI
40 Academy Street
Belfast
BT1 2NQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: David Gilmore
E-mail: david.gilmore@eani.org.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.1)Name and addresses

NI Local Government Officers Superannuation Committee
Templeton House, 411 Holywood Road
Belfast
BT4 2LP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Maria Page
E-mail: procurement@eani.org.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NILGOSC-0219 Internal Audit Services

Reference number: NILGOSC-0219

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79212200

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC) requires an internal audit services to enable it to meet its objectives in terms of maintaining arrangements for internal audit in accordance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards. The contract will cover provision of internal audit services for the period 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2023, subject to satisfactory performance. It is possible that the contract may be extended for up to a further 24 months at the end of this period. Whilst it gives no firm commitment to any maximum or minimum number of audit days required under this contract, NILGOSC has estimated that initially 50 days per annum will be committed to the contractor in delivering the required service. Additional days may be required. The Education Authority (EA) are administering this tender on behalf of NILGOSC.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212300
79212100
79212000
79210000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0
Main site or place of performance:

UKN.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC) requires an internal audit services to enable it to meet its objectives in terms of maintaining arrangements for internal audit in accordance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards. The contract will cover provision of internal audit services for the period 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2023, subject to satisfactory performance. It is possible that the contract may be extended for up to a further 24 months at the end of this period. Whilst it gives no firm commitment to any maximum or minimum number of audit days required under this contract, NILGOSC has estimated that initially 50 days per annum will be committed to the contractor in delivering the required service. Additional days may be required. The Education Authority (EA) are administering this tender on behalf of NILGOSC.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Annual cost / Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract term is 3 years and there will be an optional extension period of up to 24 months.

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

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

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As per terms and conditions of contract.

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: yes
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: 05/09/2019
Local time: 15:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 04/12/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/09/2019
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

EA will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

02/08/2019

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