External Audit Services for Nottingham Trent University

External Audit Services for Nottingham Trent University

Provision of External Audit Services in accordance with best professional practice and the requirements of the HEFCE Audit Code of Practice.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Auditing services

2014/S 198-350038

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Nottingham Trent University
2nd Floor Dryden Centre, c/o Burton Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: Mark Lucas
NG1 4BU Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1158488747
E-mail: mark.lucas@ntu.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1158488770

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.ntu.ac.uk

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

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:

734 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: Nottingham Trent University Campuses.
NUTS code UKF14,UKF16

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Annually.

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Provision of External Audit Services in accordance with best professional practice and the requirements of the HEFCE Audit Code of Practice.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000, 79212100, 90714300, 79212300, 79210000, 79200000

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 successful external auditor will be appointed and re-appointed on an annual basis for up to 4 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See Tender Documentation.

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

See Tender Documentation.

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

Joint and severable.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See Tender Documentation.
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: See Tender Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Tender Documentation for required levels of insurance and financial requirements.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Tender 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: The qualifications required for external auditors of higher education corporations are set out in paragraph 18 5 of Schedule 7 of the Education Reform Act of 1988. For other HEIs the requirements are the same as under the Companies Acts. Auditors should be registered with one of the appropriate professional bodies and conform to that body’s standards.

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: yes

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:

NTU/14/734/ML

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

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2010/S 155-239815 of 12.8.2010

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: 31.10.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

19.11.2014
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

NTU Procurement Office.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Nominated NTU Procurement Staff.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2018

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

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 SI 2006 No 5 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.10.2014