University of Leicester Audit Services Contracts

University of Leicester Audit Services Contracts

The University of Leicester is seeking to award two contracts for the provision of external audit services to commence in April 2018.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Auditing services

2017/S 236-490198

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Stewart Brewer
Telephone: +44 1162525205
E-mail: sab88@le.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKF21Internet address(es):Main address: https://le.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Leicester Pension and Assurance Scheme
c/o University of Leicester, University Road
Leicester
LE17RH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Rashida Vora
Telephone: +44 1162522794
E-mail: rv14@leicester.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKF21Internet address(es):Main address: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/finance/information-for-staff/services-for-staff/pensions/pasAddress of the buyer profile: https://le.ac.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The provision of external audit services.

Reference number: LUV00700

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79212000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Leicester is seeking to award two contracts for the provision of external audit services to commence in April 2018:

1 – External Audit Services to the University of Leicester including its subsidiaries and subsidiary holdings

2 – External Audit Services to the University of Leicester pension and assurance scheme

The contract term will be four years, with the option to extend for a further 12 months. The University wishes to appoint one firm for both services and the successful tenderer will be awarded both contracts. Tenderers will be expected to submit a response for both services for the provision of both services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF21
Main site or place of performance:

Leicester.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Leicester is seeking to award two contracts for the provision of external audit services to commence in April 2018:

1 – External Audit Services to the University of Leicester including its subsidiaries and subsidiary holdings

2 – External Audit Services to the University of Leicester pension and assurance scheme

The contract term will be four years, with the option to extend for a further 12 months. The University wishes to appoint one firm for both services and the successful tenderer will be awarded both contracts. Tenderers will be expected to submit a response for both services for the provision of both services.

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: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial term is for 48 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months. Audit services are an on-going requirement for the University and the agreement will be re-tendered either via open competition or via a framework thereafter.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Tenderers must be recognised as a statutory auditor and conduct the audits in accordance with international standards on auditing (UK) and applicable law.

The University requires that its external audit service meets the requirements of the ‘Memorandum of assurance and accountability between HEFCE and institutions 2017/08 – Annex A: Audit Code of Practice’ which is available on HEFCE’s website:

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/HEFCE,2014/Content/Pubs/2017/201708/HEFCE2017_08_.pdf

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Tenderers must be recognised as a statutory auditor and conduct the audits in accordance with international standards on auditing (UK) and applicable law.

The University requires that its external audit service meets the requirements of the ‘Memorandum of assurance and accountability between HEFCE and institutions 2017/08 – Annex A: Audit Code of Practice’ which is available on HEFCE’s website:

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/HEFCE,2014/Content/Pubs/2017/201708/HEFCE2017_08_.pdf

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
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: 19/01/2018
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/01/2018
Local time: 12:01
Place:

Leicester.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2022.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note that the access code for this opportunity on delta e-sourcing is kr526rzu5m – suppliers must log in, navigate to the response manager and enter the above access code into the access code field. Please note if you are not yet registered with delta e-sourcing, you must register first (FOC) to be able to enter the above access code.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=291668461

GO Reference: GO-2017126-PRO-11525263.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1162525205
E-mail: procurement@le.ac.ukInternet address:https://le.ac.uk/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1162522058
E-mail: procurement@le.ac.ukInternet address:https://le.ac.uk/

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with Regulation 86 and 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, this contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the day information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracts Regulations 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/12/2017

 

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