Provide Internal Audit Services to University of Lincoln

Provide Internal Audit Services to University of Lincoln

Development and delivery of both; an internal audit strategy and/or methodologies; plus, an internal audit plan.

United Kingdom-Lincoln: Internal audit services

2016/S 045-074240

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Contact point(s): Procurement, Finance, The tender documentation is to be downloaded from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lincoln/aspx/Home
For the attention of: Sarah Davey
LN6 7TS Lincoln
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1522886183
E-mail: sdavey@lincoln.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.lincoln.ac.uk

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

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

Education

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)Description

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

133 — Internal Audit Services.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Lincoln.

NUTS code UKF30

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The services for which the Tenderer is invited to tender for are the provision of internal audit services to the University. Including but not limited to:
— Development and delivery of both; an internal audit strategy and/or methodologies; plus, an internal audit plan.
— Advice on governance, risk management and internal control
— Recommendations on optimising value for money outcomes
— Incorporate proactive knowledge sharing and best practice from the HE sector
— Benchmarking and Quality Assurance of Internal Audit performance
The University is currently developing its Strategic Plan for 2016-2021 and is holding a briefing session on the 8.3.2016. The briefing session will provide an overview of our current aims and objectives. It will also provide an opportunity for suppliers to ask questions regarding our strategic direction and the provision of this service. Please note, this is not mandatory within the process. All notes taken by the University, will be circulated to all suppliers following the event.

For further information and to book a place at the briefing session please contact Sarah Davey — sdavey@lincoln.ac.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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 200 000 and 400 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Contract will run for a period of 1 year commencing 1.8.2016. There will be an option for the University to extend the Contract by a period of 3 further years until 31.7.2020.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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

Starting 1.8.2016. Completion 31.7.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

Details are set out in the Invitation to Tender and Contract Documents.

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

The contracting authority reserves the right to require groupings of separate economic operators as a consortium to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require each operator to undertake joint and several liability (if relevant).

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Any conditions relating to environmental and social requirements of the contracting authority are set out in the Invitation to Tender.
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: Minimum standards are set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be obtained from the electronic tendering portal address in section I.1).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Minimum standards are set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be obtained from the electronic tendering portal address in section I.1).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum standards are set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be obtained from the electronic tendering portal address in section I.1).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Minimum standards are set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be obtained from the electronic tendering portal address in section I.1).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum standards are set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be obtained from the electronic tendering portal address in section I.1).
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

Open
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

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:

133

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 039-063778 of 25.2.2016

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.4.2016
Payable documents: no

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

4.4.2016 – 12:00
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

English.

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are only available by visiting the e-tendering portal referred to in I.1) of this notice and accessing the Tenders tab and clicking on current. If you have not already done so, you will need to register on this site to access the Invitation to Tender and associated documentation.

If you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing user-name and password. If you have any questions on how to use this website please contact the In-Tend Support Team via support@in-tend.com or call them on +44 8455578079 or +44 1144070065.

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: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to applicants of the award decision.
This notification will provide the information that tenderers are legally entitled to regarding the award decision. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide 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:

1.3.2016

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