Insolvency Services and Forensic Accounting – Market Engagement Event 7 August 2020

Insolvency Services and Forensic Accounting – Market Engagement Event 7 August 2020

Framework for the provision of Insolvency services, Forensic Accounting and Investigation Support services, Audit and Assurance and Legal Services.

United Kingdom-London: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2020/S 143-352981

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department for Education
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: julia.goodwin@education.gov.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Insolvency, Restructuring, Foresensic Accounting, investigation, Audit and Assurance and Legal in Relation to Insolvency

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Education (DfE) is exploring commercial options to appoint national delivery partner(s) to deliver a number of services within a framework for the following services:

1) Insolvency Services including Insolvency Practitioner (IP)’s (IBR’s, Administration and advice);

2) Audit and Assurance including but not limited to annual programme of audit and funding assurance reviews, ad-hoc audit and assurance services;

3) Forensic account and investigation support;

4) Legal services specific to these areas (please note this service may not be included within the final competition).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Insolvency Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Insolvency practitioners to carry out:

Independent business reviews, education administration (colleges) and other insolvency services applicable to education providers (outside of the EA).

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Forensic Accounting and Investigation Support Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79210000 Accounting and auditing services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

All types of investigation support required by the Department.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Audit and Assurance

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Audit and assurance services including but not limited to:

Financial audit and funding assurance review services and other independent audit and assurance work

Audit or assurance work in respect of review of internal controls or financial management and governance arrangements.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Legal Services

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal advice and support in relation to insolvency, restructuring and investigation services.

Please note this lot may not be included within the final procurement competition.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

29/10/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Department for Education would like to invite you to a pre-market engagement event in respect of the below procurement:

Organisation: Department for Education (DfE), Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Programme: Provider Market Oversight

Title:

Provider Market Oversight (PMO) Framework for the provision of Insolvency services, Forensic Accounting and Investigation Support services, Audit and Assurance and Legal Services

Event:

The event will be hosted via Microsoft Teams (dial in details will be shared closer to the event)

Date of market engagement event: 7 August 2020 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon

Closing date to register for the event: 6 August 2020 – 12.00 noon

Please register your interest by clicking on the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-market-engagement-event-provider-market-oversight-pmo-framework-tickets-114134776188

Please note there are a limited number of tickets, therefore attendees should only request tickets for their own use. A maximum of 2 tickets per supplier will be permitted. Please do not share the link to the event with colleagues who have not registered for the event due to a limit in numbers of attendees.

Contract summary:

The purpose of this pre-market engagement event is to set out the proposed services, sourcing model, procurement process and high-level commercial principles alongside feedback on the proposed terms and conditions for the Provider Market Oversight (PMO) Framework procurement.

We would like to invite potential suppliers who are interested in delivering these services to register for their interest in this market engagement.

Background:

This procurement exercise is to put in place a framework for the provision of services to the Department of Education for services related to insolvency, restructuring, audit and assurance, forensic accounting and investigation and legal services related to these areas (please note the legal services lot may not be included within the final competition). The services will be required nationally and some of the requirements are related to the Technical and Further Education Act 2017,?the Education Administration Rules 2018?and?The Further Education Bodies (Insolvency) Regulations 2019?alongside other Insolvency Regimes.

Proposed procurement route:

Open OJEU Competition via the Jaggaer E Procurement system used by the department.

The advert for the opportunity is estimated to be published on 29 October 2020.

We estimate that the advert for the opportunity will be published on 29 October 2020, with an indicative contract award date in Feb/March 2021, subject to internal approval. Service Delivery will be from April 2021.

Location of contract: services are required Nationally throughout the UK

Contract is suitable for SME’s and VCSEs?

Yes – we would encourage collaborative partnerships between SMEs

Next steps:

Once registered via Eventbrite, DfE will contact the registered email address with the joining details for the Microsoft Teams event.

Questions about the Market Engagement Event:

Please email: Julia.Goodwin@education.gov.uk

All potential suppliers will receive the information materials after the event.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/07/2020