Supply Audit Services to NHS

Supply Audit Services to NHS

EOECPH seeks to award a framework for the supply Audit Services relevant to publicly funded bodies including but not limited to NHS organisations. This will include the supply of External Audit, Internal Audit, Counter Fraud Services, Internal and Counter Fraud and Business/Consultancy services.

United Kingdom-Fulbourn: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2014/S 125-222805

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Of England NHS Collaborative Hub
Victoria House, Capital Business Park
Contact point(s): https://eoecph.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Sandra Atik
CB21 5XB Fulbourn
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: sandra.atik@eoecph.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eoecph.nhs.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

Health

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:

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: EOECPH, is a member of the NHS Commercial Alliance, and the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership joining forces with NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, NHS Commercial Solutions and NHS London Procurement Partnerhsip. EOECPH iis on behalf of other Contracting Bodies looking for a number of providers to be appointed onto a Framework Agreement for the provision of Audit and Consultancy Audit Services.
EOECPH currently represents NHS Trusts in East Anglia; Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex. This Framework Agrement will include, and be for the benefit of publically funded enities in the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. This will include, but is not limited to: Acute, Foundation, Ambulance, Community, Care, Primary Care, Mental Health Trusts, Strategic and Special Health Authorities, Local Government including Commissioning and Social, including any sucessor or emerging organisations, which will include but is not limited to the emerging landscape of combined health and social care commissioners and providers. Please follow the links below to identify specific organisations:

— Acute trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

— Ambulance trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

— Care trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

— Foundation trusts: http://www.monitor-nhsft.gov.uk/home/about-nhsfoundation-trusts/nhs-foundation-trust-directory

— Mental health trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

— Clinical Commissioning Groups: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx

— Health and Care trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

— Area Teams: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx

— Special health authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

— HSC in Northern Ireland: http://www.n-i.nhs.uk/index.php?link=trusts

— NHS Scotland trusts: http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/Sites_AZ.aspx

— NHS Wales trusts: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

— Local Governement England: http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/org/la-data.do

— Local Government Scotland: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/local-government/localg/usefullinks

— Local Government Northern Ireland: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/local-government-structure

— Local Authorities via Maps: http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/index.jsp?LGSL=209&LGIL=8&ServiceName=Find+out+about+a+needs+assessment+by+social+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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP

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

EOECPH seeks to award a framework for the supply Audit Services relevant to publicly funded bodies including but not limited to NHS organisations. This will include the supply of External Audit, Internal Audit, Counter Fraud Services, Internal and Counter Fraud and Business/Consultancy services to compliment and support the other lots of the framework. The authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. This contract will be available for use by all publicly funded entities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who are or may become customers of EoECPH and our Partners.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

7920000079212200792100007921240079212100792120007921250079212300

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

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

No volume of business can be guaranteed. The framework term will be for an initial period of 24 months with the option to extend for an additional period of 2 x 12 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: External Audit

1)Short description

External Audit services which may include Charitable funds

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Internal Audit Services

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Counter Fraud Services

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Services

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Business Audit Advice / Consultancy Audit Services

1)Short description

Services to compliment the requirements detailed in previous lots.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company and other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances, if required this will be as outlined in the ITT documentation.
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:

Joint and severally 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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://eoecph.bravosolution.co.ukand click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full details are provided in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Full details are provided in the ITT, minimum level(s) of standards possibly required.
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

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

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

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

18.8.2014 – 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: 24 (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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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:

30.6.2014

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