External audit services for University of Hertfordshire

External audit services for University of Hertfordshire

Framework Agreement

 

UK-Hatfield: auditing services

2012/S 5-007505

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Hertfordshire
MacLaurin Building
Contact point(s): Head of Procurement Department
For the attention of: Jill Wakeling
AL10 9NE Hatfield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1707284901
E-mail: j.wakeling@herts.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1707284907

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.herts.ac.uk/purchasing/ifs

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofhertfordshire

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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 services – 2012.
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: Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
NUTS code UKH23

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)

The provision of audit services to the University of Hertfordshire group.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000, 79212300, 79212100

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 380 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 24.5.2012. Completion 31.12.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment will be in GBP.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Please refer to the pre-qualification briefing document and the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofhertfordshire and then click on the current tenders link where you can view the project details, express an interest and register your organisation with our e-tendering system. Once your registration has been accepted, and you have received your login details by e-mail, you can login to view and download the briefing document and the PQQ in the My Tenders section of the website. After completion, the PQQ must be uploaded with the accompanying documentation that has been requested both within it and in the briefing document and submitted via the In-Tend e-tendering portal only.

Please note: if you have already registered on the University of Hertfordshire e-tendering portal there is no need to re-register. Simply login using your existing details.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
An awareness that the audit approach to be taken will be in accordance with published audit standards and “Accountability and Audit: HEFCE Code of Practice”.
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: A) The service provider must be registered with an appropriate professional body for audit work and be authorised to carry out audit business;
B) Auditors should be appropriately qualified as set out in paragraph 59(b) of schedule 8 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and as relevant to the Companies Act 2006.
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: no

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 number of operators: 6
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:

JW/12001
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

8.2.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

20.2.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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

Prospective tenderers must comply with the pre-qualification requirements detailed at section III paragraph.2.1 above.
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:6.1.2012