Recruitment Tender – Financial Management Consultancy Services

Recruitment Tender – Financial Management Consultancy Services

Temporary Appointments in 2014 for the Northern Ireland Audit Office.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Financial management consultancy services

2013/S 240-417692

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Ireland Audit Office
106 University Street
Contact point(s): Northern Ireland Audit Office
For the attention of: The Procurement Manager
BT7 1EU Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890251065
E-mail: procurement@niauditoffice.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2890251051

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.niauditoffice.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.niauditoffice.gov.uk/

Electronic access to information: http://www.niauditoffice.gov.uk

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
General public services
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:
Temporary Appointments in 2014 for the Northern Ireland Audit Office.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
NUTS code UKN
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 Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of Auditors and Assistant Auditors to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work. The Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland (through the NIAO) is responsible for the financial auditing of Northern Ireland Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other public bodies, including health and personal social services and local government bodies.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
The anticipated value of services provided under all the contracts is in the region of 97 450 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.There are seventeen individual lots.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 97 450 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
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 27.6.2014

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Regional Development audit

1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Regional Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 6 480 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 480 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 21.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Employment and Learning audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 7 830 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 830 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 28.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Central Government audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for Central Government.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 24 300 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 24 300 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 27.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this contract is in the region of 6 480 GBP (excluding VAT).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 480 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 21.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Auditor for Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this contract is in the region of 4 050 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 050 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 7.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Auditor for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this contract is in the region of 4 050 GBP (excluding VAT).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 050 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 24.2.2014. Completion 14.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Auditor for Invest NI audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for Invest NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services under this lot is in the region of 6 480 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 480 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 21.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Auditor for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of 5 400 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 400 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 14.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Education and North Eastern education and Library Board audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Education and North Eastern Education and Library Board.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticpated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 9 180 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 9 180 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 4.4.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department for Regional Development audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Regional Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of 3 800 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 800 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 24.2.2014. Completion 21.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department for Regional Development audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Regional Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of 3 800 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 800 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 24.2.2014. Completion 21.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department for Employment and Learning audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided for this lot is in the region of 5 800 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 800 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 28.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Education audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Education.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided in respect of this lot is in the region of 2 000 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 28.2.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 14 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure audit
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of 4 000 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 17.2.2014. Completion 14.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 15 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Local Government audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for Derry City Council, Armagh City and District Council, Strabane District Council and Omagh District Council.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided in respect of this lot is in the region of 3 800 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 800 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 3.3.2014. Completion 28.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots

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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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: As per tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender documentation.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Audit staff, who are appropriately qualified or part-qualified accountants.
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: yes

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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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: 13.1.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
20.1.2014 – 13:00
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
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20.1.2014 – 14:00
Place:

106 University Street, Belfast.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: NIAO staff.

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

See section V1.4.2)

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.12.2013

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