Auditing Services Southampton
The University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust requires a comprehensive and efficient External Audit Service which will assist the Trust in meeting its roles and responsibilities, whilst maintaining the necessary level of professional independence.
UK-Southampton: auditing services
Section I: Contracting authority
Mailpoint TSU, Level D, Royal South Hants Hospital
For the attention of: Jeremy Day
SO14 0YG Southampton
Telephone: +44 2380825132
Fax: +44 2380825932
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD.
NUTS code UKJ32
The primary requirement is the provision of an audit service that fulfils all of the requirements of the Audit Code for NHS Foundation Trusts (“the Code”), published by Monitor, the Independent Regulator of Foundation Trusts and effective from 1.4.2011 (http://www.monitor-nhsft.gov.uk/home/our-publications/browse-category/guidance-foundation-trusts/mandatory-guidance/audit-code-nhs-f). The Code prescribes how auditors of Foundation Trusts should carry out their work.
The auditors’ primary responsibility is to the NHS Foundation Trust’s board of governors. Auditors may also be responsible to Monitor for the exercise of some functions, as set out in paragraph 2.17, of the above code and will have responsibilities to the members of the NHS Foundation Trust, as well as the wider public, in the case of public interest reports.
i) The auditor must satisfy the criteria for appointment as an auditor of an NHS foundation trust, as set out in paragraph 23(4) of Schedule 7 of the National Health Service Act 2006;
ii) The auditor must have an established and demonstrable external audit standing within the UK healthcare sector and be able to show a high level of experience and expertise. The work is of a specialised nature, and so general audit experience is not sufficient.
This will be a three year contract with the option of two 12-month extensions.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://pro-cure.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information