Tender for Internal Audit and Forensic Accounting Services

Tender for Internal Audit and Forensic Accounting Services

Internal audit reviews, advisory projects and specialist audit support.

United Kingdom-London: Auditing services

2019/S 119-292615

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
1 Eversholt Street
London
NW1 2DN
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1908781000
E-mail: Grace.Cope@networkrail.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.networkrail.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/guest/go/opportunity/detail?opportunityId=41624
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Railway services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Internal Audit and Forensic Accounting Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79212000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Network Rail is looking to contract with third party suppliers for the following services:

— internal audit reviews, advisory projects and specialist audit support,

— Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) audit reviews and advisory work,

— large capital programme audit reviews and advisory work,

— business integrity investigations support including forensic accounting, forensic technology and anti-fraud advisory services,

— enterprise risk management and business continuity management support.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Internal Audit and Advisory Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The appointed service provider will be required to undertake internal audit reviews and advisory projects, following the Network Rail internal audit methodology and will support risk and assurance to successfully deliver the annual audit plan.

— loan staff: the provision of loan staff to provide a co-sourced solution and assist the Network Rail internal audit team with reviews in the UK,

— audit or advisory projects: provision to allocate specific audit or advisory projects to the co-source provider. In such instances, quality control is provided by the co-source provider, although ownership will be retained by Network Rail and consequently, Network Rail retains access to the working papers and reserves the right to take copies as requested.

— specialist audit support: supplying resources to undertake audits of a specialised nature (e.g. health, safety and engineering, IT audit, treasury, data analytics) either as loan staff or for audit projects as outlined above,

— advice and support in specialist areas (e.g. health, safety and engineering, treasury, data analytics, fraud, enterprise risk management and business continuity management),

— access to innovation and up-skilling the department in line with leading practices.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Re-tender after 3 (+1) years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Internal Audit and Advisory Services (Infrastructure Projects)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The appointed service provider will be required to undertake Internal Audit reviews and advisory projects, following the Network Rail internal audit methodology and will support risk and assurance to successfully deliver the annual audit plan for specialist audit resource requirement for Infrastructure Projects (IP) audits, to undertake multi-disciplinary audits of large scale (multi-£Bn) capital infrastructure programmes.

The lot includes the following:

— loan staff: the provision of loan staff to provide a co-sourced solution and assist the Network Rail internal audit team with reviews in the UK,

— audit or advisory projects: provision to allocate specific audit or advisory projects to the co-source provider. In such instances, quality control is provided by the co-source provider, although ownership will be retained by Network Rail and consequently, Network Rail retains access to the working papers and reserves the right to take copies as requested,

— specialist advisory support in leading the strategy and delivery of assurance for capital programmes,

— access to innovation and upskilling the department in line with leading practices.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Re-tender after 3 (+1) years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialist Ad-Hoc Technical Audit Advisory Services for Infrastructure Projects

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The appointed service provider will be required to provide specialist and niche technical expertise on an ad-hoc basis to support internal audit reviews and advisory projects for multi-disciplinary audits of large scale (multi-£Bn) capital infrastructure programmes, following the Network Rail internal audit methodology.

The lot includes the following:

— specialist audit support: supplying resources and/or technical insight to undertake and/or support audits of a specialised nature,

— provide niche deep subject matter expertise to assist specific internal review and advisory projects on an ad-hoc basis.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Re-tender after 3 (+1) years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialist Ad-Hoc Technical Audit Advisory Services for Safety, Health and Environment

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212200
90714400

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The appointed service provider will be required to provide specialist and niche technical expertise on an ad-hoc basis to support internal audit reviews and advisory projects for health, safety and environment, following the Network Rail internal audit methodology.

The lot includes the following:

— specialist audit support: supplying resources and/or technical insight to undertake and/or support audits of a specialised nature,

— provide niche deep subject matter expertise to assist specific internal review and advisory projects on an ad-hoc basis.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Re-tender after 3 (+1) years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Forensic Technical Support and Advisory Services

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212400

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The appointed service provider will be required to support the head of business integrity in conducting investigations into alleged breaches of the code of business ethics and provide support to the business in relation to anti-fraud, fraud prevention and detection.

The lot includes the following:

— loan staff: the provision of loan staff to provide a co-sourced solution and assist the Network Rail business integrity team,

— provision to allocate specific standalone investigations of all sizes (including pre-investigations) to the co-source provider. In such instances, quality control is provided by the co-source provider, although ownership will be retained by Network Rail,

— provide data discovery services,

— specialist forensic advisory support: supplying resources and/or technical insight,

— access to innovation and upskilling of fraud awareness across the organisation with a proven ability to embed and transfer knowledge,

— advisory services can also include procedure and policy reviews.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Re-tender after 3 (+1) years

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/07/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Network Rail
The Quadrant: MK, Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/06/2019