External Audit Service Tender Lancashire

External Audit Service Tender Lancashire

United Kingdom-Ashton under Lyne: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services.

2014/S 064-109289

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

New Charter Housing Trust
Cavendish 249, Cavendish Street
For the attention of: Interim Director of Resources
OL6 7AT Ashton under Lyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1613312115
E-mail: phil.saxton@newcharter.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.newcharter.co.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

Other: Registered Housing Provider
I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities
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:

External Audit Service.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.
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)

Provision of External Auditing Services to New Charter Housing Trust Group.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

70 000 GBP.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

Not applicable.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Standard contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Adherence to Financial and Auditing standards and regulations in force during the contract period.
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: Sector experience.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Appropriately qualified staff to execute the contract as required by financial regulations in force.
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: Accounting/Auditing.
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

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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

1. Price. Weighting 58

2. Meeting specific tender requirements. Weighting 14

3. Staffing and resource allocation suitability. Weighting 14

4. Other added value factors. Weighting 14

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:

NCHEXTAUD14
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 237-412143 of 6.12.2013

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.5.2014 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.5.2014 – 16:00
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

Date: 26.5.2014 – 10:00
Place:

Cavendish 249 – Cavendish Street Ashton Under Lyne – OL6 7AT.

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

New Charter Hosuing Trust – Company Secretary
Cavendish 249
OL6 7AT Ashton Under Lyne
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: contact@newcharter.co.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: 7.7.2014.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Company Secretary
Cavendish 249
OL6 7AT Ashton Under Lyne
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.3.2014