Financial Audit Services Framework Preston

Financial Audit Services Framework Preston

Places for people and procurement hub are seeking applications from qualified suppliers of financial audit services.

United Kingdom-Preston: Financial auditing services

2019/S 141-347507

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Places for People Group Ltd
4 The Pavilions, Port Way
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lisa Gallacher
Telephone: +44 1772897574
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Financial Audit Services Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Places for people and procurement hub are seeking applications from qualified suppliers of financial audit services who can provide a range of high quality services using a customer focused approach in the public sector. Up to 5 service providers will be appointed to the framework.

These service providers must have the experience, scope and capacity to provide all services that may be procured under the framework as described in the procurement documents on a national basis.

The Contracting Authorities that are permitted to use this framework, but not limited too, are provided within the following links

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The principle of the financial services framework is to package a series of services that Places for People and other Contracting Authority clients require and market the services ensuring quality and value for money allowing a range of Contracting Authorities to join the Hub and use the services. The core framework will be owned by Places for People. The appointed service providers should be competent in the provision of the services and listed.

Please ensure you read the below information to determine the suitability of the project for your organisation based on being in a position to provide all services on a national basis and meet all the minimum requirements before registering for access to the full procurement documents.

The services are to include but not limited to:

— to form an opinion on the individual financial statements of Places for People Group Ltd,

— to form an opinion on the individual statutory financial statements of the subsidiaries of Places for People Group Ltd,

— to provide an audit for joint venture and partnership entities,

— to provide comfort letters where required to the Group’s investors,

— attendance at the group audit and risk committee and the preparation and presentation of comprehensive reports and findings documents to the committee.

Due to the geographical location of the Groups subsidiaries it is imperative that the audit firm has offices throughout England and Scotland in order to undertake the site fieldwork from a local office to certain individual subsidiaries. Currently the audit of Places for People Leisure, RMG, Luminus, Derwent, Allenbuild, ZeroC, Millwood and Touchstone are the audits which will be undertaken by local teams with all other audits completed from the Group’s Preston Office.

The Group’s turnover for the year ending 31.3.2018 was 754 000 000 GBP, with over 40 trading subsidiaries across the Group. The Group had fixed assets of 4 500 000 000 GBP and reserves of 489 000 000 GBP at 31.3.2018. Growth in recent years has been from acquisitions inside of the Registered Provider sector.

The appointed provider must be competent in the provision of all the services listed. The duration of the framework is intended to last for a period of 4 years. Call-offs may be made in the final year of the Framework Agreement which may extend the durations beyond this period. It is intended that this Framework Agreement will be capable of being used by other Contracting Authorities in UK. This procurement is being undertaken by the Contracting Authority for itself and as lead authority for the benefit of other organisations set out below as referred to in I.1 (without any obligation for them to participate) of the OJEU notice (and any successor body of any of the organisations listed) and for the benefit of any Contracting Authority that may fall within the geographical remit of this agreement.

The Contracting Authorities that are permitted to use this framework, but not limited too, are provided within the following links

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

To respond to this opportunity please click here:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/08/2019
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/08/2019
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

Go reference: GO-2019719-PRO-15127396

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Crown Commercial Services
1 Horse Guards Road

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: