Bolton At Home Internal Audit Services Tender
Bolton at Home are seeking to appoint an internal auditor who will be required to provide independent assurance that Bolton at Home’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.
UK-Bolton: auditing services
Section I: Contracting authority
Bolton at Home
1-3 The Courtyard, Calvin Street
For the attention of: Mark Leith
BL1 8PB Bolton
Telephone: +44 1204336770
General address of the contracting authority: www.boltonathome.org.uk
Electronic access to information: http://http://www.boltonathome.org.uk/website/Corporatepages/Pages/Procurement.aspx
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
NUTS code UKD32
79212000, 79212100, 79212200
— Assess audit needs to ensure all relevant risks are covered and develop an internal audit review programme,
— Assess the soundness, adequacy and application of internal controls and compliance with legislation as appropriate,
— Assess the extent to which assets and interests are accounted for and safeguarded from loss,
— Assess the suitability of financial and other management data including performance management,
— Assist as appropriate with best value type reviews and benchmarking analysis to support the continuous improvement of Bolton at Home,
— Report on whether value for money is being achieved as appropriate,
— Liaise with the External Auditor particularly in respect of financial systems review to ensure that the internal audit work compliments that of the statutory external audit and to assist in the monitoring and implementation of external audit recommendations,
— Advise on the internal control implications for new systems,
— Undertake regularity audits for all operational sites to ensure maintenance of proper standards of financial management and probity,
— Provide advice and guidance proactively and as requested,
— Undertake audit projects as directed by the Director of Business and Financial Services and Audit Committee,
— Issue reports to the appropriate service Director incorporating responses and agreed action dates and report to the Audit Committee providing full details of all such findings and recommendations,
— Review progress on the implementation of all accepted recommendations including carrying out follow up reviews and periodically report on the same to the Audit Committee,
— Attend Audit Committee meetings on a quarterly basis and Board and other meetings as appropriate,
— Prepare an annual report on activities for the Audit Committee,
— Assist with the delivery of training events to governance members and employees as appropriate,
— Assist with the review of the Organisation’s Anti-Fraud Strategy and associated plans including the maintenance and reporting of the Organisation’s Fraud Register and any special investigations as appropriate.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000,00 GBP
Description of these options: The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the contract by 2 year in 1 year increments.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the PQQ documentation.
As set out in the PQQ documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the PQQ documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the PQQ documentation.
Section VI: Complementary information
Interested suppliers will be asked to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. This must be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org or downloaded from http://www.boltonathome.org.uk/website/Corporatepages/Pages/Procurement.aspx.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.8.2012