External audit services Leicester

External audit services Leicester

The University of Leicester Finance Office is seeking to award a contract for the provision of external audit services to commence 1.8.2012. UK-Leicester: financial auditing services

2012/S 46-075892

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Leicester
Purchasing Unit University Road
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofleicester/
For the attention of: Marianne Cain
LE1 7RH Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1162522506
E-mail: mc89@le.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)

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:

LUV00429. 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: University of Leicester.
NUTS code UKF21

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 University of Leicester Finance Office is seeking to award a contract for the provision of external audit services to commence 1.8.2012.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212100

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 University of Leicester Finance Office is seeking to award a contract for the provision of External Audit Services to commence 1.8.2012.
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 1.8.2012. Completion 31.7.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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 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.
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:

Joint and several liability.
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: The firm appointed must be able to provide evidence that they satisfy the criteria for eligibility as external auditors of higher education institutions and subsidiary companies in line with the requirements of the Companies Acts.
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

LUV00429
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: 11.4.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.4.2012
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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: no
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
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:

5.3.2012