External Audit Services for Kingston University

External Audit Services for Kingston University

Provision of external audit services for a period of 3 years commencing from the 2014/15 financial year.

United Kingdom-Kingston upon Thames: Auditing services

2014/S 201-355272

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kingston University
40-46 Surbiton Road
KT1 2HX Kingston upon Thames
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kingstonuniversity

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: Higher Education – University

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:

CPU-EU-061-2014 — 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: Kingston University.

NUTS code UKI22

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 audit services for a period of 3 years commencing from the 2014/15 financial year.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000

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:

External audit of the KU group from the year ended 31.7.2015 comprising the following entities: Kingston University, Kingston University Services Company Limited, Kingston University Enterprises Limited, Kingston University Campus Enterprises Limited, Joint Faculty with St Gearges Hospital Medical School, Kingston City Group Audit Certificates in respect of the following: TDA, NCTL, US FFELP, US GAAP every three years (starting 2014-15) Loan covenant certificate.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 210 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.7.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A bankers guarantee and/or bond may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
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

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: Proven experience as outlined within Section 2 (Part C) of the PQQ document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Proven experience as outlined within Section 3 (Part C) of the PQQ document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Proven experience as outlined within Section 4 (Part C) of the PQQ document.
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: Qualifications required for external auditors of HE corporations as set out in para 59(b) of Schedule 8 of the Further and Higher Education Act (1992) and the Companies Act 1985.

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: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The highest scoring PQQ submissions based on the criteria and weightings set out within the PQQ document.
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:

CPU-EU-061-2014

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

no

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: 17.11.2014
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.11.2014

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

8.12.2014

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: 13.1.2015
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

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

Kingston University
40-46 Surbiton Road
KT1 2HX Kingston upon Thames
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: a.glover@kingston.ac.uk
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kingstonuniversity

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Kingston University
40-46 Surbiton Road
KT1 2HX Kingston upon Thames
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: a.glover@kingston.ac.uk
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kingstonuniversity

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Kingston University
40-46 Surbiton Road
KT1 2HX Kingston upon Thames
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: a.glover@kingston.ac.uk
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kingstonuniversity

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.10.2014