Strategic Internal Audit Partner London

Strategic Internal Audit Partner London

The services required will range from ad-hoc enquiries to the management and completion of complex and high profile engagements.

United Kingdom-London: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2016/S 004-004046

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Ealing
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
For the attention of: Mr Steven Tinkler
W5 2HL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2088258571
E-mail: tinklers@ealing.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.londontenders.org/?openForm#

Electronic access to information: https://www.londontenders.org/?openForm#

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.londontenders.org/?openForm#

Further information can be obtained from: London Borough of Ealing
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
For the attention of: Mr Steven Tinkler
W5 2HL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2088258571
E-mail: tinklers@ealing.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: London Borough of Ealing
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
For the attention of: Mr Steven Tinkler
W5 2HL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2088258571
E-mail: tinklers@ealing.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: London Borough of Ealing
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
For the attention of: Mr Steven Tinkler
W5 2HL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2088258571
E-mail: tinklers@ealing.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

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:

Strategic Internal Audit Partner.

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

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 contract / procurement is for the appointment of a suitably qualified and experienced organisation and individuals to be the Strategic Internal Audit Partner to the recently created Audit & Investigations Shared Service, hosted by the London Borough of Ealing. Currently the Shared Service provides Internal Audit & Investigation services to the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Brent. The services required will range from ad-hoc enquiries to the management and completion of complex and high profile engagements and provision of strategic advice and support on the development of the Shared Service to include other public bodies. In addition, the Supplier will be required to support the delivery of the wider growth objectives for the Shared Service, including the potential to pursue commercial opportunities jointly.
The Strategic Audit Partner is required to provide a first class and innovative internal audit service. The Shared Service has a clear objective to achieve growth and the Strategic Internal Audit Partner shall play a key role in the delivery of this objective.
Services will be required to be provided which objectively examines, evaluates and reports on the adequacy of internal controls of the Councils, as a contribution to the proper, economic, efficient and effective use of resources. The Services must be delivered to the standards set out in the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards — applying the Institute of Internal Audit Standards to the UK Public Sector.
The Strategic Internal Audit Partner shall be required to deliver services in a manner so as to make a positive and value added contribution to the achievement of control systems of each of the Councils, which ensures that:
— Each Council delivers its current and future business objectives;
— Each Councils policies are effectively put into practice;
— Each Councils values are met;
— All relevant laws and regulations are complied with;
— All required systems and processes are put in place by each of the Councils are adhered to; and
— High quality services are provided by each of the Councils are delivered efficiently and effectively.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000, 72800000, 79212200, 79000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)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 contract / procurement is for the appointment of a suitably qualified and experienced organisation and individuals to be the Strategic Internal Audit Partner to the recently created Audit & Investigations Shared Service, hosted by the London Borough of Ealing. Currently the Shared Service provides Internal Audit & Investigation services to the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Brent. The services required will range from ad-hoc enquiries to the management and completion of complex and high profile engagements and provision of strategic advice and support on the development of the Shared Service to include other public bodies. In addition, the Supplier will be required to support the delivery of the wider growth objectives for the Shared Service, including the potential to pursue commercial opportunities jointly.
The Strategic Audit Partner is required to provide a first class and innovative internal audit service. The Shared Service has a clear objective to achieve growth and the Strategic Internal Audit Partner shall play a key role in the delivery of this objective.
Services will be required to be provided which objectively examines, evaluates and reports on the adequacy of internal controls of the Councils, as a contribution to the proper, economic, efficient and effective use of resources. The Services must be delivered to the standards set out in the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards — applying the Institute of Internal Audit Standards to the UK Public Sector.
The Strategic Internal Audit Partner shall be required to deliver services in a manner so as to make a positive and value added contribution to the achievement of control systems of each of the Councils, which ensures that:
— Each Council delivers its current and future business objectives;
— Each Councils policies are effectively put into practice;
— Each Councils values are met;
— All relevant laws and regulations are complied with;
— All required systems and processes are put in place by each of the Councils are adhered to; and
— High quality services are provided by each of the Councils are delivered efficiently and effectively.
The Contract Period is for 4 years with the potential of a one year extension.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 3 500 000 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:

N/A.

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

As set out in the Contract Document.

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

The Council will contract with a single entity or consortium with Joint and several liability.

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 PQQ.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per 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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Accountancy and Audit Professionals.

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

Envisaged number of operators: 8

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

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

Payable documents: no

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

5.2.2016 – 16:00
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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 5.2.2016 – 16:00
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

This contract is being run through Ealing Council’s e-procurement system (Pro-contract). All of the information and documentation relating to this contract will be stored online in Pro-contract. All expressions of interest / requests for information / tender submissions should be made via Pro-contract. To do this you will need to register at the web address below and then express an interest in this opportunity. You will then be able to obtain all relevant information / send any requests you have / submit your proposal via the system. https://www.londontenders.org/?openForm#

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

5.1.2016

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