Tender for External Audit and Tax Services

Tender for External Audit and Tax Services

The contract has not been broken down in to lots as it is considered that this would not result in the best value for money being obtained.

United Kingdom-St Helens: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2015/S 092-165698

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Torus 62 Limited
Helena Central, 4 Corporation Street
WA9 1LD St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925452404
E-mail: sam.saxon@gght.org.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

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Golden Gates Housing Trust
Bank Park House, Kendrick Street
WA1 1UZ Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM

Helena Partnerships
Helena Central, 4 Corporation Street
WA9 1LD St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

External Audit and Tax 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

NUTS code UKD51

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)

Accounting, auditing and fiscal services. Accounting and auditing services. Auditing services. Financial auditing services. Statutory audit services. External Audit and Tax Services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000, 79210000, 79212000, 79212100, 79212300

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:

The contract has not been broken down in to lots as it is considered that this would not result in the best value for money being obtained.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 400 000 GBP

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: 60 (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:
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
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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: 3.6.2015 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

10.6.2015 – 17:00
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: 10.6.2015 – 17:00

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

Lodging of appeals: Lodging of appeals: In the event of any dispute or difference (‘the Appeal’) arising from this Contract Notice or the subsequent tender process, such Appeal shall be referred to GGH’s appeals procedure as follows:
1. The Appeal shall be sent to GGHT’s Head of Central Services who shall refer the Appeal for resolution through an appropriate GGHT Director who has had no involvement with the Contract Notice or subsequent tender process.
2. In the event that the Appeal is not resolved through the appropriate GGHT Director then the Appeal shall be referred to a panel set up by GGHT’s Board of Directors for resolution.
3. If the parties are unable to resolve the Appeal through the above two-stage procedure then the Appeal shall be referred by either party for arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Acts 1950 and 1996 by a sole arbitrator to be appointed by agreement between the parties or in default of agreement to be referred to the Alternative Dispute Resolution service, PADRE.
The costs of such arbitration shall be borne equally by both parties. In following the Appeal procedure the parties shall act in good faith towards each other and shall use their best endeavours to resolve the dispute. VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals (please fill heading VI.4.2 or if need be, heading VI.4.3) Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Following implementation in to English Law of Directive 207/66/EC (‘the Directive’), regulations implementing the Directive and providing for the lodging of appeals shall apply. The Contracting Authority will issue an award decision notice (standstill letter) to tenderers as soon as possible after the award decision has been made. The notice will include the information prescribed by Regulation 32(1) and (2), Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended by the Directive). A similar notice will also be sent to applicants who applied to be included among the tenderers but did not submit an offer, either because they withdrew or were eliminated. In this instance the notice will not include the relative advantages of the successful tender, because the applicant will not have submitted an offer. Applicants who have been eliminated or dropped out at earlier stages of the tender (for example, at pre-qualification questionnaire stage) and have already been informed of the rejection of their application and the reasons for it will not be sent a standstill letter. However, where a decision is taken to exclude an applicant prior to contract award, the applicant will be notified of that decision. In this case the applicant will have 2 working days from notification of the decision to request additional debriefing and that information will be provided within 10 working days. The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period will end at midnight at the end of the tenth day after the date on which the Contracting Authority sends the award decision notice (by fax or e-mail). Where the standstill notice is sent by means other than fax or e-mail, the period will end at the latest by midnight at the end of the fifteenth day after the sending date (or earlier, if more than 10 days after the date on which the last economic operator received the notice have elapsed). This period will allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contact is entered in to. Any claim for a declaration of ineffectiveness will need to brought within either 30 days of the contract award notice (where an OJEU Notice was not published and the Contract Award Notice sets out the justification for not doing so) or otherwise 6 months from the day of contract signature. All claims other than for ineffectiveness must be brought promptly and within 3 months from when the cause of action arises.
The contract has not been broken down in to lots as it is considered that this would not result in the best value for money being obtained.
To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=143211043

GO Reference: GO-201558-PRO-6585860.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Golden Gates Housing Trust
Bank Park House, Kendrick Street
WA1 1UZ Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925452404

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Golden Gates Housing Trust
Bank Park House, Kendrick Street
WA1 1UZ Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: fiona.graham@gght.org.uk
Telephone: +44 1925452404

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Golden Gates Housing Trust
Bank Park House
WA1 1UZ Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925452404

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.5.2015

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