UK-Bristol: accounting, auditing and fiscal services
External Audit Service Tender
Section I: Contracting authority
Bristol and Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium
Whitefriars, Lewins Mead
For the attention of: BWPC Lucy Barker
BS1 2NT Bristol
Telephone: +44 1173420815
Fax: +44 1173420430
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.bwpc.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)
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: Bristol.
NUTS code UKK11
The contract will be for an initial 3 financial years starting in 2012 plus an option to extend of 2 x 12 months. Total contract term is 5 years. The requirement is for statutory audit services, auditing services, accounting, auditing and fiscal services. Accounting, auditing and fiscal services. Accounting and auditing services. Auditing services. Financial auditing services. Statutory audit services.
79200000, 79210000, 79212000, 79212100, 79212300, 79220000
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1) Suppliers are required to express an interest in the OJEU process and complete PQQ documents (where applicable) via the Trusts eSourcing system TACTICA – which is accessed at https://tactica-live.advanced365.com – please make sure that you are registered to avoid any future delays;
2) Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
(a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the Court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the Court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded.
In addition to the Provisions of Freedom of Information Act, Bidders will have due regard to the Trusts obligations on transparency which are set out in more detail at www.businesslink.gov.uk/transparency/procurement and all offers will be submitted on the basis that the contract when awarded may be published in full in accordance with H M Government Transparency Guidance.
The Trust will also be utilising the NHS supplier information database (SID4Health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via Tactica, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Health as follows:
a) candidates should register on SID4health at http://www.SID4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button;
b) to continue with the registration process suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a supplier does not have a DUNS number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS supplier number;
c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Health must confirm that information is up to date.
i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS SID4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS SID4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS SID4Health helpdesk at help@SID4health.nhs.uk.
Please note all responses to OJEU should be made through Tactica eSourcing System – registration is required on SID4HEALTH to update or provide company profiles only.
As per III.2.1. above.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The minimum standards required shall be those expressing interest in bidding must meet the audit code for NHS Foundation Trusts (December 2005).
a) The auditor must satisfy the criteria for appointment as an auditor of an NHS Foundation Trusts as set out in paragraph 23(4) of Schedule 1 of the 2003 Act;
b) The auditor must have an established and demonstrable standing with the 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;
c) The auditor must comply with the audit code for NHS Foundation Trusts;
d) The auditor must subject the audit to internal quality control procedures which are sufficiently robust to monitor the compliance of the audit work within the audit code for NHS Foundation Trusts;
e) References of current clients;
f) Confirmation of meeting conditions to participate.
Section IV: Procedure
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Reason for accelerated notice serviced by current contractor and it is a legal obligation to have an auditor in place.
Section VI: Complementary information
To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.1.2012