Tender for Audit Services in France

Tender for Audit Services in France

Norfolk County Council wishes to procure audit services in France for the Interreg VA France (Channel) England European Territorial Cooperation Programme.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Auditing services

2016/S 227-414294

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau lane
For the attention of: Claire Dawson
NR1 2DH Norwich
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1603223945

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

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

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:

Second Level Audit for France (Channel) England.

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: France.
NUTS code FR222,FR223,FR25,FR23,UKJ,FR52,UKK,FR302,UKH1

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)

Norfolk County Council wishes to procure audit services in France for the Interreg VA France (Channel) England European Territorial Cooperation Programme. Some additional work may be required, including ad hoc audit work in the eligible area in England and ad hoc advice on sampling and extrapolation work. As a result, the successful bidder must be legally entitled to perform their activities in both countries.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000, 79212300, 79210000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

The Interreg France (Channel) England Programme seeks to address common challenges on both sides of the Channel through cooperation to develop innovation projects, low carbon initiatives and enhance the attractiveness of the area.

The programme area covers the south and east coasts of England from Cornwall to Norfolk, and the north coast of France from Finistère to Pas-de-Calais. The programme map is available at https://interreg5a-fce.eu/assets/downloads/Programme-Map.jpg

The audit work is to be carried out over 4 years with a possible extension up to a total of 8 years’ audit work, commencing June 2017, and itself may be subject to audit by the European Commission to ensure compliance with the applicable EU Regulations. The contract will be awarded for 4 years with the option to extend by a further 4 years.
The contract will be entered in to under English Law, although auditors must be suitably experienced, qualified and registered to undertake audit work in both France and England.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 EUR

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

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:

As described in the Invitation to Tender and associated documents.
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: yes
Description of particular conditions: As described in the Invitation to Tender and associated documents.
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 described in the Invitation to Tender and associated documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As described in the Invitation to Tender and associated documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As described in the Invitation to Tender and associated documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As described in the Invitation to Tender and associated documents.
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: no

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:

NCCT41158

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 127-228669 of 5.7.2016

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

4.1.2017 – 10:00
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: 4.1.2017 – 10:05

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Interreg France (Channel) England programme funded through ESIF funds by the European Commission.

VI.3)Additional information

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s procurement system. To participate in this procurement, Applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles

Once registered you will be able to view the procurement under the tenders section and express an interest. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 1144070065 or e-mailing support@in-tend.co.uk

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 does not apply to this procurement, because it is for services provided primarily outside of the UK.

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: Norfolk County Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.11.2016

 

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