Temporary Appointments for the Northern Ireland Audit Office

Temporary Appointments for the Northern Ireland Audit Office

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of Auditors and Assistant Auditors to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work.

UK-Belfast: Financial management consultancy services

2012/S 247-407805

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Ireland Audit Office
106 University Street
Contact point(s): Northern Ireland Audit Office, The Procurement Manager
BT7 1EU Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890251065
E-mail: procurement@niauditoffice.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2890251051

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.niauditoffice.gov.uk/

Electronic access to information: http://www.niauditoffice.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
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:
Temporary Appointments for the Northern Ireland Audit Office.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
NUTS code UKN
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 Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of Auditors and Assistant Auditors to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work. The Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland (through the NIAO) is responsible for the financial auditing of Northern Ireland Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other public bodies, including health and personal social services and local government bodies.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The anticipated value of services provided under all the contracts is in the region of GBP 145 940 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.There are 21 individual lots.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 145 940 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
Starting 11.2.2013. Completion 28.6.2013

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Employment and Learning audits

1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 10150 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 150 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 18.2.2013. Completion 29.3.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Employment and Learning audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 6650 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 650 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 25.2.2013. Completion 22.3.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Regional Development audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 10150 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 150 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 11.2.2013. Completion 22.3.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Auditor for Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this contract is in the region of GBP 7000 (excluding VAT).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 11.2.2013. Completion 8.3.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Regional Development audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this contract is in the region of GBP 11900 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 900 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 7.5.2013. Completion 24.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Auditor for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services provided under this contract is in the region of GBP 8400 (excluding VAT).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 400 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 20.5.2013. Completion 21.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Auditor for Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of services under this lot is in the region of GBP 10 150 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 150 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 13.5.2013. Completion 21.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Auditor for the Department of Social Development audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Social Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 6 650 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 650 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 27.5.2013. Completion 21.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Education and Northern Ireland Housing Executive audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Education and Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticpated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 10 150 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 150 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 13.5.2013. Completion 21.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Employment and Learning audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 11 900 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 900 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 13.5.2013. Completion 28.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Auditor for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 4 900 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 900 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 7.5.2013. Completion 24.5.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department for Regional Development audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided for this lot is in the region of GBP 7 395 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 395 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 11.2.2013. Completion 22.3.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department of Justice
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Justice.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided in respect of this lot is in the region of GBP 7 395 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 395 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 11.2.2013. Completion 22.3.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 14 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Education and Northern Ireland Housing Executive audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Education and Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 4845 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 845 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 25.2.2013. Completion 22.3.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 15 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister and Strategic Investment Board Ltd audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First MInister and Strategic Investment Board Ltd.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided in respect of this lot is in the region of GBP 3 570 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 570 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 28.5.2013. Completion 14.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 16 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Social Development audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Social Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region GBP 3 570 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 570 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 13.5.2013. Completion 31.5.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 17 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Northern Ireland Assembly audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Northern ireland Assembly.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value for the services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 3 825 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 825 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 28.5.2013. Completion 17.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 18 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and other health bodies audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and other health bodies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 2 550 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 550 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 3.6.2013. Completion 14.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 19 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and other health bodies
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and other health bodies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 3 825 (exlcuding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 825 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 3.6.2013. Completion 21.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 20 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and other health bodies audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and other health bodies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this lot is in the region of GBP 2 550 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 550 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 3.6.2013. Completion 14.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 21 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Office of the First Minister and Deputy First MInister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI audits
1)Short description
The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope
The anticipated value of the services provided under this loct is in the region of GBP 8 415 (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 415 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 7.5.2013. Completion 21.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots

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 per tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender documentation.
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: Audit staff, who are appropriately qualified or part-qualified accountants.
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: yes

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
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
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 22.1.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
29.1.2013 – 13:00
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
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 29.1.2013 – 14:00
Place:

106 University Street, Belfast.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: NIAO staff.

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See section V1.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). 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.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19.12.2012

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