Internal Audit Service Contract Bristol

Internal Audit Service Contract Bristol

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group are seeking to commission an internal audit service.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Internal audit services

2019/S 077-183719

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Bristol
United Kingdom
Contact person: Katie Luscombe
E-mail: katie.luscombe@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://bnssgccg.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home
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

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Internal Audit Service for NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Reference number: PR003181

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79212200

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group are seeking to commission an internal audit service.

The service is required to audit and give opinion on the performance of the CCG, in all aspects of its financial, governance and risk management processes, in compliance with statutory duties together with the requirements of all relevant audit codes/manuals and any specific requirements for clinical commissioning groups, and any other regulations or relevant guidance that may be introduced during the life of the contract.

The initial contract term will be for 3 years from 1.7.2019, with an optional extension of any period(s) up to a maximum of a further 2 years, as defined and at the discretion of the commissioner.

The financial envelope is 70 000 GBP per annum.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the commissioner.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 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)

79200000
79210000
79212000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group are seeking to commission an internal audit service.

The service is required to audit and give opinion on the performance of NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, or “the CCG”, in all aspects of its financial, governance and risk management processes, in compliance with statutory duties together with the requirements of all relevant audit codes/manuals and any specific requirements for clinical commissioning groups, and any other regulations or relevant guidance that may be introduced during the life of the contract. Specifically, the service provider will systematically review and evaluate the risk management, internal control and governance arrangements in place within the CCG which:

— establish and monitor the achievement of the CCG’s objectives,

— identify, assess and manage the risks in achieving the CCG’s objectives,

— ensure the economical, effective and efficient use of resources,

— ensure compliance with established policies (including behavioural and ethical expectations) procedures, laws and regulations,

— safeguard the CCG’s assets and interests from losses of all kinds, including those arising from irregularity or corruption, and

— ensure the integrity and reliability of information, accounts and data, including internal and external reporting and accountability processes,

— provide extensive benchmarking of other Clinical Commissioning Groups, wider NHS and other relevant organisations to put any findings into context and identify best practice.

The initial contract term will be for 3 years from 1.7.2019, with an optional extension of any period(s) up to a maximum of a further 2 year, as defined and at the discretion of the commissioner.

The financial envelope is 70 000 GBP per annum.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the commissioner.

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: 350 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract term will be for 3 years from 1.7.2019, with an optional extension of any period(s) up to a maximum of a further 2 years, as defined and at the discretion of the commissioner.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documentation.

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

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

Due to urgency of the requirement.

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: 07/05/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 13/05/2019

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The initial contract term will be for 3 years from 1.7.2019, with an optional extension of any period(s) up to a maximum of a further 2 years, as defined and at the discretion of the commissioner.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Interested providers will be able to view this notice via the “current tenders” list on the e-procurement system In-Tend, available on the following link: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

In order to submit a bid, you will need to be registered on the e-procurement system and “express an interest”, and then complete a response as specified within the procurement documents.

On registration, please include at least 2 contacts to allow for access to the system in times of absence.

The services are deemed to be subject to the full regime of current EU procurement legislation and as such this tender will be conducted in accordance with, and governed by, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This contract will therefore be awarded in accordance with the provisions applicable in Section 5 (sub-section 7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The Contracting Authority intends to observe the provisions and 10 days standstill period described in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Unsuccessful bidders and applicants will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the bidder/applicant was unsuccessful. Deadlines for lodging appeals should be in accordance with the Regulations.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As described in VI.3), deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the 2015 Regulations.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17/04/2019

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