Supply Statutory Audit Services to NHS

Supply Statutory Audit Services to NHS

Framework Agreement. Open to the whole NHS and to NOE CPC members.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Statutory audit services

2015/S 199-361639

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Savile Street East
S4 7UQ Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jackie.williams@noecpc.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc

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: yes

Please refer to Annex A

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

CRE00246 — Provision of External (Statutory) 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: The following entities shall be eligible to become NOE CPC members in future and as such may utilise any resulting agreement(s) subject to the prior agreement of NOE CPC:

NOE CPC member bodies as listed at: http://www.noecpc.nhs.uk/our-current-customers, and any additional new CPC members for the duration of the contract, plus any other NHS/Public Sector bodies located in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, subject to the approval of NOE CPC, including but not limited to Acute Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Ambulance Trusts, Care Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Community Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Health Boards, NHS Commissioning Boards, Commissioning Support Units and other health organisations (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), Health and Social Care Trusts (Northern Ireland), Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, Social Enterprises, NHS Collaborative Procurement Hubs/Organisations, GP Practices, Primary Care Commissioners, Department of Health, Public Health England and Local Authorities (where Local Authorities are engaged in the provision or commissioning of health related services, for example (but not limited to) the fields of healthcare, social care, early years care and public health).

For the avoidance of doubt the following is a list of our members on the date of publishing this notice:
— Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;
— Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust;
— Birmingham Cross City CCG;
— Birmingham South and Central CCG;
— Blackburn with Darwen CCG;
— Blackpool CCG;
— Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
— Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
— Calderdale And Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust;
— Cannock Chase CCG;
— Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;
— Chorley and South Ribble CCG;
— Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust;
— Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
— Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust;
— Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
— Dudley CCG;
— East Lancashire CCG;
— East Staffordshire CCG;
— Fylde and Wyre CCG;
— Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust;
— Greater Preston CCG;
— Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust;
— Health Education England;
— Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust;
— Herefordshire CCG;
— Humber NHS Foundation Trust;
— Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust;
— James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
— Lancashire North CCG;
— Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust;
— Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust;
— Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust;
— Locala Community Partnerships CIC;
— University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust;
— Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust;
— North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust;
— North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust;
— Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust;
— Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust;
— Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust;
— Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust;
— Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG;
— Sheffield Children”s NHS Foundation Trust;
— Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust;
— Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
— Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
— Shropshire CCG;
— Solihull CCG;
— South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCS;
— South Staffordshire And Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust;
— Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;
— Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust;
— Stafford and Surrounds CCG;
— Stockport NHS Foundation Trust;
— Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit;
— Stoke-on-Trent CCG;
— Telford and Wrekin CCG;
— The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
— The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust;
— The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust;
— United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust;
— University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust;
— University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust;
— Walsall CCG;
— West Lancashire CCG;
— Wolverhampton CCG;
— York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
— Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Listings of the entities eligible to utilise any resulting agreement(s), subject to the approval of NOE CPC, can be found at:

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

— Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs): http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx

— Mental Health Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

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

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

— NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA): http://www.ntda.nhs.uk/

— Special Health Authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

— Arms Length Bodies: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arms-length-bodies/our-arms-length-bodies

— NHS England: http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/d-com/ and other organisations involved in commissioning of primary care services via Clinical Commissioning Groups — CCGs supported by the Commissioning Support Units — CSU’s which will be responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body/bodies established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010.

— CCG: www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/ccg-details/

— CSU: www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/appointments/csu

— NHS Professional Regulator: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/healthregulators/Pages/professional-standards-authority.aspx

The Clinical Commissioning Board, Area Teams: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx and other organisations involved in commissioning and/or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia and GP Practices:

and any other provider of primary medical services:
a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:
— General Medical Services (GMS),
— Personal Medical Services (PMS),
— Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) and/or
b) Commissioned by NHS England or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above.

Social Enterprises: http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/

Local Authorities: http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/org/la-data.do

NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales) including but not limited to: Welsh Health Boards, Primary care services — GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/localservices/localhealthboards/

NHS Scotland (National Health Service for Scotland) including but not limited to: NHS Boards, Hospitals, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services: http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/index.aspx

NHS Northern Ireland (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to: Health and Social Care Trusts, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, social care services and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services: http://www.hscni.net/

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

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

The purpose of this procurement exercise is to establish a framework agreement for the provision of External (Statutory) Audit Services for NHS Trusts.
Services to be provided in accordance with the directions set out in the National Health Service Act 2006 as amended and contained within the National Audit Office Code of Audit Practice.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212300, 79212000, 79212100, 79200000, 79210000

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The option will exist to extend the agreement by a further 12 month period.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
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:

See Invitation to Tender.

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

See Invitation to Tender.

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

Consortium bids are acceptable but the authority may require the consortium to incorporate a special purpose vehicle and provide parent company guarantees.

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: See Invitation to Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Invitation to Tender.
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: Bidders must be a member of one or more of the following bodies (or its equivalent): the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and any other body of accountants established in the United Kingdom, and for the time being, approved by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section.

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
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:

CPC 00893

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

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

11.11.2015 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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 procurement exercise will be conducted on the In-tend e-Tendering portal at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc/aspx/Home

Candidates wishing to be considered for this agreement must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through this portal.
To register interest:

1) Go to ‘Current Tender Opportunities’ from the e-Tendering portal login page: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc/aspx/Home

This will provide you with a full list of current tender opportunities. For the project you are interested in click on ‘View Details’ in the initial project view.
2) If you are not a registered user of In-tend follow the ‘Register’ tab otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter email address and password.
3) From this tender management screen you will be presented will a fuller overview of the project and if interested you are able to ‘Express Interest’.
‘Expressing interest’ is not responding to the project, you will now have to complete the questionnaire and submit your response within the timescales indicated.
4) Go to the ‘Tenders’ section and click on ‘My Tenders’, click on ‘View Details’ within the project you are interested and you will now be able access attached documents and questionnaires that require completing as part of your response. Any sections indicated in red are awaiting your completion.

Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Guidance for Suppliers’ tab which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc/aspx/BuyerProfiles

For any support in submitting your response please contact In-tend Support team at support@in-tend.co.uk (or call +44 8455578079 / 1144070065).

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: NOE CPC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
Any tenderer wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract appeal the award of the contract, shall have the rights set out in Part 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.10.2015

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