Contract for Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Services

Contract for Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Services

The provision of comprehensive internal audit and counter fraud services to all the departments and locations within the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust for a 5 year period commencing 1.4.2015.

United Kingdom-Dudley: Auditing services

2014/S 178-314873

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Russells Hall Hospital
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: David Lewis, Head of Procurement
DY1 2HQ Dudley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1384244287
E-mail: david.lewis@dgh.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1384244194

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

Other: Central Government Authority

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:

Contract for the provision of Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Services to The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

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 UKG3

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)

Auditing services. Internal audit services. Fraud audit services. The provision of comprehensive internal audit and counter fraud services to the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

792120007921220079212400

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The provision of comprehensive internal audit and counter fraud services to all the departments and locations within the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust for a 5 year period commencing 1.4.2015.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 60 (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:

Parent Company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. See the Invitation to Tender for further details.

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

Not Provided.

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

Joint and several 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: A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued after the closing date of this advert to all the organisations who have expressed an interest in the Contract. This questionnaire will detail the information/evidence required from organisations. The information/evidence provided by organisations in their response to the questionnaire will be evaluated against the requirements of the Contract and following this evaluation organisations will be short-listed for the tender stage of the procurement.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued after the closing date of this advert to all the organisations who have expressed an interest in the Contract. This questionnaire will detail the information/evidence required from organisations. The information/evidence provided by organisations in their response to the questionnaire will be evaluated against the requirements of the Contract and following this evaluation organisations will be short-listed for the tender stage of the procurement.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued after the closing date of this advert to all the organisations who have expressed an interest in the Contract. This questionnaire will detail the information/evidence required from organisations. The information/evidence provided by organisations in their response to the questionnaire will be evaluated against the requirements of the Contract and following this evaluation organisations will be short-listed for the tender stage of the procurement.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Must comply with the requirements of the UK Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Organisations will be short-listed on the basis of the criteria referred to in Section III above.
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:

Q005363

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

15.10.2014 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 5 years.

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.
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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:

12.9.2014