Sportscotland Development Audit Programme

Sportscotland Development Audit Programme

Sportscotland is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified service provider to provide a series of external audits for partner Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport in Scotland.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Auditing services

2015/S 211-383121

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Scottish Sports Council trading as sportscotland
Doges, Templeton on the Green, 62 Templeton Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Kate Brown
G40 1DA Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1415346500
Fax: +44 1415346501

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sportscotland.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00433

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.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

Recreation, culture and religion

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:

Sportscotland Development Audit Programme for Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport.

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: Scotland.

NUTS code UK

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)

Sportscotland is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified service provider to provide a series of external audits for partner Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport in Scotland (SGBs).
Sportscotland currently invests in over 50 SGBs and annually awards an amount in excess of 15 000 000 GBP to these bodies as a primary means of fulfilling Sportscotland’s remit as the national agency for sport.
Since 2002, Sportscotland has contracted with suitably qualified service providers a series of audits across a range of business disciplines. The aim of these audits is 2-fold:
1. To provide the SGB with a report that includes a series of recommendations to support and continually improve its governance and effectiveness, and
2. To ensure that the governance and financial accounting of partner organisations is appropriate to safeguard the investment of public money.
These audits are termed development audits and the subsequent development audit report is a tool to be used by the SGB and evidence for Sportscotland that demonstrates the effectiveness of the SGB.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information, please visit the Public Contracts Scotland web site at:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=418822

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000

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:

Total estimated annual value is 40 000 GBP to 50 000 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

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 detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

SS/HQ/512
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

27.11.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

17.12.2015

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Completed questionnaires should be submitted to the tender postbox on Public Contracts Scotland by the deadline of 12:00 noon, Friday, 27thNovember. In addition, 1 hard copy should be sent to Erinn Falconer, Sportscotland, Doges, Templeton on the Green, 62 Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1DA.

(SC Ref: 418822).

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 authority will incorporate a standstill period of a minimum of 10 calendar days at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Feedback information should be requested from the address in Section 1.1) If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in Court of competent jurisdiction. Any such action must be brought within 30 days of the known breach occurring. 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. An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27.10.2015

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