External Audit Services Birmingham
The University’s existing contract comes to an end with the audit of the financial year 2012-13 which finishes on 31.7.2013. You are invited to submit a tender for appointment as the University’s external auditor for a period of FIVE years to commence with the audit of the financial Year 2013/14 which ends on 31.7.2014.
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Financial auditing services
Section I: Contracting authority
Birmingham City University
Franchise Street, Perry Barr
For the attention of: David Wright
B42 2SU Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1213315714
Fax: +44 1213316349
General address of the contracting authority: www.bcu.ac.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: Birmingham, UK.
NUTS code UKG31
In addition, the University is seeking to include corporation tax compliance services in the scope of the tender exercise in addition to external audit services.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to register on the Universitys e tendering website at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bcu/ a pre-qualification Questionnaire will then be issued via the e-tendering website for the applicant to complete and return via the e-tendering website no later than 16.8.2013. Questionaires will be evaluated by use of a weighting, rating and scoring system to determine those applicants who will be chosen to be included on a Select List of Tenders. It is important that applicants respond to the information requested in an appropriate, clear and concise manner. The Questionnaire document stipulates the economic, financial and technical data required to enable an evaluation of suppliers wishing to participate in this procurement and will seek information including but not limited to the detail at 11.2.1, 11.2.2 and 11.2.3.
Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who 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 for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(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 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 those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
(b) the submission of the firm’s balance sheets or extracts there from, where publication of a balance sheet is required under company law in the country in which the supplier is established;
(c) a statement of the firm’s overall turnover and its turnover in respect of the goods to which the contract relates for the previous three financial years.
Means of proof required:
(a) a list of the principal deliveries effected in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, public or private, involved: in the case of public contracting authorities, evidence to be in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority; in the case of private purchasers, delivery to be certified by the purchaser or, failing this, simply declared by the supplier to have been effected;
(b) a description of the firm’s technical facilities, its measures for ensuring quality and its study and research facilities;
(c) indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the supplier’s firm, especially those responsible for quality control;
(d) samples, description and/or photographs of the products to be supplied, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests;
(e) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognized competence attesting conformity to certain specifications or standards of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Auditors must be registered with one of the appropriate professional bodies.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
In order to be considered for this tender you are required to register on the Universities e-procurement site at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bcu/ and then express an interest in the tender. All correspondance MUST be sent via this address. The University will not accept hard copy, email or telephone expressions of interest. Bidders will then be required to complete a Pre Qualification Questionaire which must be completed and uploaded to the In tend site by 9.9.2013.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.8.2013