Auditing Services Tender for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Manchester: accounting and auditing services

Internal audit and counter fraud services.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’
Trust Headquarters, Cobbett House, Oxford Road
For the attention of: Jon Hilton
M13 9WL Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 11617010454
E-mail: jonathan.hilton@cmft.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cmft.nhs.uk

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Health

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

CMFT/0690. Internal audit and counter fraud services.

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

Services
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
NUTS code UKD3

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

The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Internal audit and counter fraud services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79210000, 79212000, 79212200, 79212400

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

CMFT NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint internal auditors and counter fraud specialists with experience in the secondary care healthcare sector. The tender will be divided into 2 lots: lot 1: internal audit services lot 2: counter fraud services. The contract duration will be 36 months with 2 further extension options of 12 months each.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Internal audit services

1)Short description

Provision of internal audit services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79210000, 79212000, 79212200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Counter fraud services

1)Short description

Provision of counter fraud services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212400

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances.

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:

Joint and severable liability.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information: this procurement exercise will be conducted on the EU Supply eTendering portal at: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com:candidates wishing to be considered for this agreement must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the EU supply eTendering portal. For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering portal Help-desk at support@eu-supply.com quoting tender ID number. Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information: this procurement exercise will be conducted on the EU Supply eTendering portal at: candidates wishing to be considered for this agreement must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the EU Supply eTendering portal./nhssbs.eu-supply.com. For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering portal Help-desk at support@eu-supply.com quoting tender ID number.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: In line with OGC guidance on increasing circulation of public funds in the present economic climate.

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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

CMFT/0690

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

16.12.2011 – 09:00

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Restricted procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such information should be requested from NHS SBS. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 no 5) 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). Any such action must be brought promptly.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustTrust
Trust Headquarters, Cobbett House, Oxford Road
M13 9WL Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.cmft.nhs.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.12.2011