Financial Management Consultancy Tender

Belfast: financial management consultancy services

Temporary Appointments for the Northern Ireland Audit Office

 

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Ireland Audit Office
106 University Street
Contact point(s): Northern Ireland Audit Office
For the attention of: The Procurement Manager
BT7 1EU Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890251065
E-mail: procurement@niauditoffice.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2890251051

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.niauditoffice.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.niauditoffice.gov.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

General public services

 

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:

Temporary Appointments for the Northern Ireland Audit Office.

 

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN

 

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 Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of Auditors, Assistant Auditors and Auditors with Information Technology Audit Experience to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work. The Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland (through the NIAO) is responsible for the financial auditing of Northern Ireland Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other public bodies, including health and personal social services and local government bodies.

 

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

 

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

 

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 anticipated value of services provided under all the contracts is in the region of GBP 91,000. There are ten individual LOTs.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 91 350 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 20.2.2012. Completion 29.6.2012

 

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Employment and Learning audits

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised Accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 13 050 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 20.2.2012. Completion 30.3.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Employment and Learning audits

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised Accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 12 600 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 21.5.2012. Completion 29.6.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment; Invest NI; and Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister audits

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised Accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment; Invest NI; and Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 12 600 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 21.5.2012. Completion 29.6.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment; Invest NI; and Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister audits

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised Accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment; Invest NI; and Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 12 600 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 21.5.2012. Completion 29.6.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister and Strategic Investment Board Ltd audits.

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister and Strategic Investment Board Ltd.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 100 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 8.5.2012. Completion 29.6.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety audits.

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 900 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 14.5.2012. Completion 15.6.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety audits.

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 6.6.2012. Completion 19.6.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety audits.

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 6.6.2012. Completion 19.6.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for the Department of Finance and Personnel audits.

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part-qualified with a recognised Accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Finance and Personnel.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 6.6.2012. Completion 19.6.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 10 Lot title: Auditor(s) with Information Technology Audit Experience

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor with IT audit experience to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work.

 

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

 

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 13 500 GBP

 

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 30.1.2012. Completion 16.3.2012

 

5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees 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: As per tender documentation.

 

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documentation.

 

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per 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: Audit staff, who are appropriately qualified or part-qualified accountants.

 

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

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:

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: 15.12.2011
Payable documents: no

 

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

22.12.2011

 

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

 

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 22.12.2011
Place:106 University Street, Belfast BT7 1EU, UNITED KINGDOM.

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

 

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

See section V1.4.2

 

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: See section V1.4.2.

 

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.11.2011