External Audit Services Housing 21

External Audit Services Housing 21

The purpose of this contract is to appoint a Chartered firm of Accountants to support Housing 21 in its external financial auditing programme and other financial matters such as Corporation Tax and changes to legislation as required by law. UK-Beaconsfield: financial auditing services

2012/S 65-106316

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Housing 21
The Triangle, Baring Road
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/housing21
For the attention of: Neil Kilshaw
HP9 2NA Beaconsfield
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.housing21.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/housing21

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

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:

PA100030. External audit services.
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: Beaconsfield and other Housing 21 office locations in England, Wales and Guernsey.
NUTS code UK

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)

Housing 21 is a leading national not-for-profit provider of housing, care and health services for older people. Its vision is to provide a life of choice for older people whilst its mission is to promote independence and choice for older people through quality housing, care and support.
Housing 21 manages over 18 000 sheltered, extra care apartments and bungalows in 470 scheme settings which are located throughout England (rising to 24 000 over the duration of the strategic 5 year plan).
The purpose of this contract is to appoint a Chartered firm of Accountants to support Housing 21 in its external financial auditing programme and other financial matters such as Corporation Tax and changes to legislation as required by law.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212100, 79212300

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

The contract will run for 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years in 12 month periods.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will run for 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years in 12 month periods.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
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:

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

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

Please see the ITT documentation.
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: Please see the ITT documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see the ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see the ITT documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see the ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see the ITT documentation.
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: Chartered Accountancy Firms.
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

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 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:

PA100030
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

14.5.2012 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 14.5.2012 – 12:05
Place:

Following the expiry of the deadline for submissions the opening ceremony will take place at Housing21 offices in line with the organisations procedures.

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

In order to receive the ITT documentation please go to the Housing21 e-tendering website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/housing21 register or log-in, express your interest and then you will be able to download the ITT documentation.

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:29.3.2012