Tender for Internal and External Audit Services

Tender for Internal and External Audit Services

Grand Union Housing Group wish to appoint 2 organisations to operate their Internal and External audit functions.

United Kingdom-Bedford: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2015/S 241-437645

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Grand Union Housing Group
Derwent House, Cranfield University Technology Park, University Way, Cranfield
For the attention of: Lowri Willis
MK43 0AZ Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1525844590
E-mail: lwillis@inprovagroup.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.grandunionhousing.co.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: www.grandunionhousing.co.uk/

Electronic access to information: www.mytenders.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.mytenders.org

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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Internal and External 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: Grand Union Housing Group.

NUTS code UKH2

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)

Grand Union Housing Group wish to appoint 2 organisations to operate their Internal and External audit functions.
No single organisation can provide both Internal and External audit services.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information, please visit the myTenders website at:http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=165255

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:http://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000, 79212100, 79212200, 79212000, 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: 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:

Grand Union Housing Group wish to appoint 2 organisations to operate their Internal and External audit functions.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 515 000 and 635 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 2 individual 1 year extension periods will apply for each lot at the discretion of the contracting authority.

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 1.4.2016. Completion 31.3.2023

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Internal Audit Services

1)Short description

It is Grand Union Housing Group’s policy to appoint an internal auditor as part of its corporate governance structures. The internal auditor will report to the Audit Committee and will work closely with the Management Team.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000, 79212100, 79212200, 79210000, 79212000, 79212300

3)Quantity or scope

The internal audit function shall be responsible for the review of the effectiveness and efficiency of various activities including:
— Undertake an appraisal of the current Internal Audit procedures;
— Review of accounting systems and internal controls;
— Review of non-financial systems and controls;
— Review of processes by which risks are identified, analysed and managed;
— The reliability and integrity of corporate management information;
— Routine financial performance reviews;
— Developing an annual work programme in conjunction with the Group Audit Committee;
— Carrying out special reviews as appropriate;
— Present reports and meet with the Group Audit Committee on a routine basis as agreed.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 250 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Contract term is 3 years plus 2. Values provided refer to the full 5 year term.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: External Audit Services

1)Short description

Grand Union Housing Group wish to appoint an organisation to fulfil the External Audit function.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000, 79212100, 79210000, 79212000, 79212300

3)Quantity or scope

The following External Audit Services shall be required during the term of the contract:
— Perform the statutory audit of Grand Union group in accordance with all relevant legal and statutory requirements;
— Production of a management letter in accordance with statutory requirements;
— Liaise effectively with the internal auditor and all other staff;
— Attend at least 1 meeting of the Group Audit Committee and where required on Board meeting of each of the subsidiaries per financial year;
— Certification of any Housing Corporation returns, requirements of the South Northants Homes’ transfer agreement (Right to Buy, VAT, Sheltered Sharing Agreement, etc.);
— Perform the tax return for the group and its subsidiaries as required;
— Offer advice as and when required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 315 000 and 385 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 84 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Contract term is 5 years plus 2. Values provided refer to the full 7 year term.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As detailed in the tender documentation.

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

As detailed in the tender documents.

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

As detailed within the tender documents.

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 detailed in the tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
As detailed within the tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the tender 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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: As detailed within the tender documents.

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
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
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

18.1.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

1.2.2016

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

VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref: 165255).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Grand Union Housing Group
Derwent House, Cranfield University Technology Park, University Way Cranfield
MK43 0AZ Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: richard.pearce@grandunionhousing.co.uk
Internet address: http://www.grandunionhousing.co.uk/

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.12.2015

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