Network Rail Internal Auditing and Forensic Accounting Tender

Network Rail Internal Auditing and Forensic Accounting Tender

4 Lots. Lot 1 Internal Audit. Lot 2 HSE Audit. Lot 3 Forensic Accounting.

United Kingdom-London: Internal audit services

2015/S 115-209294

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
1 Eversholt Street
Contact point(s): Commercial Services, National Supply Chain
For the attention of: Jessica Woodward
NW1 2DN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456007772
E-mail: jessica.woodward@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.NetworkRail.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/1542.aspx

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Railway services

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Internal Audit, HSE Audit, Risk and Forensic Accounting.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services

NUTS code UK

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: 10

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 5 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

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

Network Rail would like to put in place a Framework Agreement for Internal Audit Services and Forensic Accounting across 4 Lots
Lot 1 Internal Audit
Lot 2 HSE Audit
Lot 3 Forensic Accounting
Lot 4 Group Risk.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200, 79212400, 90714000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Information about lots

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Network Rail would like to put in place a Framework Agreement for Internal Audit Services and Forensic Accounting across four Lots
Lot 1 Internal Audit
Lot 2 HSE Audit
Lot 3 Forensic Accounting
Lot 4 Group Risk.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 5 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Internal Audit

1)Short description:

Lot 1 — Internal Audit — Resource intensive, risk based audit and advisory work will include:
— Loan staff (assist the Internal Audit team with audit or advisory reviews)
— Audit or advisory projects
— Specialist audit support i.e. IT audits, Safety specific skills for audit and advisory work
— Advice in specialist areas i.e. IT, Safety, Treasury.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200

Lot No: 2Lot title: Health, Safety and Environmental Audit

1)Short description:

Lot 2 — HSE Audit — knowledge and experience of Health, Safety and Environmental risk management.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200

Lot No: 3Lot title: Forensic Accounting

1)Short description:

Lot 3 — Forensic Accounting — will include:
— Loan staff
— Stand-alone investigations
— Forensic accounting advisory
— Forensic technology
— Anti-fraud advisory.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212400

Lot No: 4Lot title: Group Risk

1)Short description:

Lot 4 — Group Risk — subject matter expert requirement on an ad hoc basis subject to the needs to the Enterprise Risk Management [ERM] Programme, key requirements:
— In-depth knowledge of ERM tools and techniques.
— Specialist skills in business engagement, change management and communications strategies.
— Access to innovation within the ERM space and proven ability to embed and transfer knowledge.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised during the course of the tender process if these are required. Parent Company guarantees and other financial and performance guarantees may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

1 member of any group/consortium will be required to accept Prime Contractor status.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: This is a negotiated procedure with a call for competition. Suppliers will be expected to comply with all instructions during the course of the tender.

Any supplier who wishes to be considered for this contract must submit an expression of interest via email for the attention of Jessica Woodward atjessica.woodward@networkrail.co.uk no later than 16:00 on Friday 26.6.2015.

Expressions of interest will be accepted after this date but the submission date for the PQQ will remain as published.
The email must contain the following information as laid out below and nothing else.
1) Full Contracting Name and Address and Registered Company name if different.
2) Company Registration Number.
3) Full Name, telephone Number and email address of the individual submitting the interest who will be the point of contact for any ongoing correspondence.
Suppliers must confirm that they are aware and not disqualified from expressing interest in this OJEU notice because of Regulations 26 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
A Supplier will be disqualified from the tender exercise if:
a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers will be expected to meet the Economic and Financial evaluation criteria, which is laid down in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers will be expected to meet the Economic and Financial evaluation criteria, which is laid down in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
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: no

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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

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 entity:

6470/01

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 26.6.2015 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

10.7.2015 – 00:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jessica.woodward@networkrail.co.uk
Telephone: +44 8456007772
Fax: +44 0000000000

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jessica.woodward@networkrail.co.uk
Telephone: +44 8456007772
Fax: +44 0000000000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Network Rail Imfrastructure Limited
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jessica.woodward@networkrail.co.uk
Telephone: +44 8456007772
Fax: +44 0000000000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.6.2015

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