Supply Internal Audit Software
The Homes and Communities Agency wish to procure specialist internal audit software to support the in-house team in the efficient and effective delivery of independent assurance to the organisation’s Accounting Officer.
This deadline is for…Expressions of interest by 12 Noon
£10,000 – £20,000
Location where the contract is to be carried out:GatesheadSt George’s House, Kingsway, Team Valley, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE11 0NA
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes
Name of the buying organisation:Homes and Communities Agency
Description of the contract
The Homes and Communities Agency wish to procure specialist internal audit software to support the in-house team in the efficient and effective delivery of independent assurance to the organisation’s Accounting Officer. The software should facilitate a risk based internal audit planning, the identification and assessment of risks and controls in individual reviews, automate report on an individual review, programme, and holistic level, support the monitoring and reporting of progress with the implementation of agreed actions, facilitate effective performance review and management. The contract sum quoted is the estimated cost of acquiring the software in the first instance (the full period of software use is unknown at this stage).
Classification of the contract
48100000Industry specific software package
48900000Miscellaneous software package and computer systems
Estimated length of contract:01/11/2014 – 31/10/2015
How to apply
Expressions of Interest are to be notified by email to Paul Scott of Homes and Communities Agency at IAsoftware@HCA.GSI.GOV.UK Any Expressions of Interest received after 12 noon on Wednesday 10th September 2014 will not be considered. Subject to the level the interest received, the subsequent tender process may be single (PQQ plus ITT together) or two stage (PQQ, followed by ITT). All discussions, meetings and communications will be conducted in English. The contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. Subsequent procurement and award will be subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by the HCA and the contract between the HCA and supplier. Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for the HCA to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidders commercial interests. Candidates are advised that the HCA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of the subsequent procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The HCA shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it will be insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response. The HCA takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with the HCA. Please refer to our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy by visiting http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ethical-policies for further information.