Audit Support Contract for DFID

Audit Support Contract for DFID

Contractor support to ICAI reviews.

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Statutory audit services

2014/S 191-337360

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

DFID
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Anne Langley
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: a-langley@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development

Address of the buyer profile: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/self service
Further information can be obtained from: All communication and requests for information should be directly through DFID’s supplier portal https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/
UNITED KINGDOM

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: All communication and requests for information should be directly through DFID’s supplier portal https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/
UNITED KINGDOM

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: All communication and requests for information should be directly through DFID’s supplier portal https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/
UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Contractor support to ICAI reviews.

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Lanarkshire.

NUTS code UKM38

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (‘ICAI’) is the independent body responsible for scrutinising UK aid. ICAI focuses on maximising the effectiveness of the UK aid budget for intended beneficiaries and on ensuring that value for money is delivered for UK taxpayers. ICAI carries out independent reviews of aid programmes and of issues affecting the delivery of UK aid to provide evidence and clear recommendations to support UK Government decision-making and to strengthen the accountability of the aid programme. ICAI’s reports are written to be accessible to a general readership and a simple traffic light system is currently used to report ICAI’s judgement on each programme or topic reviewed. ICAI’s primary objective is to develop and publish transparent, impartial and objective reports, assessing value for money alongside delivery and impact on the ground. Through its work, ICAI aims to contribute to improved impact, effectiveness and transparency of UK Official Development Assistance. ICAI launched on 12 May 2011 and the current phase of its operations, including the contractual arrangements, is due to end in Spring 2015. A new contracted out service provider (‘the Supplier’) is therefore being sought for Phase 2.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212300, 79212000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will span a period of around 48 months with the possibility of a further extension of 6 months if deemed appropriate by DFID. If circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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

Duration in months: 48 (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

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Suitable methodology for responding to programme requirements. Weighting 20

2. Relevant capabilities and quality of outputs. Weighting 20

3. Appropriate personnel and networks to deliver results. Weighting 20

4. Commercial. Weighting 30

5. Presentation. Weighting 10

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:

6729

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

17.11.2014 – 14:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (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

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Tender documents including draft terms of reference are available in our Supplier Portal. However, only Registered Suppliers can access these documents. Details on Supplier Portal and guidance to register can be found in: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Work-with-us/DFID-portal/ Expressions of interest should be via the DFID portal, http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Procurement/DFID-portal/ using the PQQ guidance available. Programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of PQQ, DFID will invite short-listed applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not short-listed that they are unsuccessful. The contract will span a period of around 48 months with the possibility of a further extension of 6 months if deemed appropriate by DFID. If circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met. From 1.4.2001, all UK development assistance has been fully untied which allows suppliers from anywhere in the world to bid for DFID contracts.

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

Gerry O’Connor
DFID, Abercrombie House
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.10.2014