External Audit Services Manchester
UHSM requires Expression of Interest from parties capable of undertaking an External Audit provision for a Foundation Trust, so that they can comply with their various statutory obligations.
UK-Manchester: accounting, auditing and fiscal services
Section I: Contracting authority
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
International House, Ledson Road
M23 9GP Manchester
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: Wythenshawe Hospital.
NUTS code UKD31
The requirement is the provision of an external audit service that fulfils the requirements of the Audit Code for NHS Foundation Trusts (“the Code”), published by Monitor, the Independent Regulator of Foundation Trusts.
The external auditors will be appointed in the first instance for 3 years to cover the accounts for the financial years 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15. There will be a possibility of an extension of a further 2 years to cover the accounts for the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17.
79200000, 79212000, 79212100, 79212300
Description of these options: With the option to extend for a further 2 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to register,
— accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— enter your correct business and user details,
— note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— login to the portal with the username/password,
— click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier),
— click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— this will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— you can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This is an Expressions of interest stage only. Expressions of Interest will ONLY be acepted via the Bravo Solution portal. For assistance please contact Bravo Soultion Helpdesk on T: +44 8003684850 or via email: bravosolution.co.uk.