Internal Audit Services for Arts Council Of Wales

Internal Audit Services forĀ Arts Council Of Wales

1.1 Internal audit is an independent appraisal service within Arts Council of Wales which operates as a service to management by measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of the internal control system.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Internal audit services

2016/S 233-424403

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Arts Council Of Wales
Bute Place
CF10 5AL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Duncan Lackie
Telephone: +44 2920441337
Fax: +44 2920441400
NUTS code: UKL
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
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

Other type: government sponsored body

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Internal Audit Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Arts Council of Wales wishes to invite tenders for the supply of services in respect of internal audit services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

1.1 Internal audit is an independent appraisal service within Arts Council of Wales which operates as a service to management by measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of the internal control system.

1.2 The principal aim of internal audit is to review and appraise the adequacy, reliability and effectiveness of our internal control system, risk management and governance.

1.3 Internal audit is required to provide:

a) assurance to the Accounting Officer (the Chief Executive) on the propriety, accountability and efficiency with which operations are carried out;

b) an independent opinion to the Accounting Officer on the adequacy and effectiveness of ACW’s system of internal control;

c) support to ACW in achieving its objectives;

d) a constructive service to management, particularly in terms of advice on how to rectify shortcomings revealed by the audit. In this respect ACW is seeking recommendations which have an added value emphasis.

1.4 The Internal Audit service will take place in the offices of the Arts Council of Wales, details will be agreed upon contract award with the successful provider.

1.5 The contract is due to commence on 1.4.2017 for 3 years with an option of up to a.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option for further 2 years.

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


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: 06/01/2017
Local time: 17:00
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, Welsh

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 05/05/2017

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/01/2017
Local time: 11:00

Arts Council of Wales Cardiff Office.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

(WA Ref: 58293)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Arts Council Of Wales
Bute Place
CF10 5AL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920441326
Fax: +44 2920441400Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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