Accountancy and Taxation Support Tender

Accountancy and Taxation Support Tender

To provide Accountancy and Taxation support to NDA and its subsidiaries.

United Kingdom-Moor Row: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2015/S 223-406415

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Westlakes Science and Technology Park
For the attention of: Stacy Graham
CA24 3HU Moor Row
Telephone: +44 1925802001
Fax: +44 1925802003

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

Other: nuclear

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

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

International Nuclear Services Ltd
Herdus House
CA24 3HU Moor Row

Radioactive Waste Management Ltd
Herdus House
CA24 3HU Moor Row

Direct Rail Services Ltd
Herdus House
CA24 3HU Moor Row

NDA Properties Ltd
Herdus House
CA24 3HU Moor Row

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Accountancy and Taxation Support.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Herdus House, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Moor Row, Cumbria, CA28 8XX.

NUTS code UKD11

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
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II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

To provide Accountancy and Taxation support to NDA and its subsidiaries.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


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:

Provision of Accountancy and Taxation support to NDA and its subsidiaries, this will be on the basis of a single supplier framework agreement for a period of 24 months with the option to extend the contract for a further 2 increments of 12 months. The estimated framework value is estimated at an annual spend of 100 000 GBP. However, NDA do not provide any guarantee of annual expenditure. Tender documents can be obtained upon request via

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 24 (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:

Relevant insurances to be in place, including professional indemnity. Evidence and details must be supplied as part of your tender submission.

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

2 year’s audited accounts (most recent) to be provided separately with your tender submission in electronic format.

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

No legal form is required but, in the case of a group of companies submitting an acceptable offer, it will be necessary to provide an undertaking that each company or firm will be jointly or severally responsible for the due performance of the contract.

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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

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

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 below

1. Experience. Weighting 10

2. Capability to meet requirements. Weighting 20

3. Personnel. Weighting 15

4. Understanding of requirements. Weighting 25

5. Commercial considerations. Weighting 30

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.12.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

18.12.2015 – 12:00
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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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: