Internal audit and local counter fraud services

Internal audit and local counter fraud services

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a provider(s) for the provision of internal audit and local counter fraud services.

UK-London: internal audit services

2012/S 201-330796

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: Danielle Cooper
WC1N 3JH London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2077626958
E-mail: danielle.cooper@gosh.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 2078138310

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

Health
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:

Internal audit and local counter fraud 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
NUTS code UKI

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)

Internal audit services. Fraud audit services. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a provider(s) for the provision of internal audit and local counter fraud services. The provision of these services has been defined within the following lots, more information can be provided in the tender documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200, 79212400

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

It is intended to have a contract in place for 2 years with the option to extend for a further 12 month period (at the sole discretion of the Trust).
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Internal audit services

1)Short description

The provision of internal audit services to the Trust – The Trust requires a comprehensive and efficient internal audit service, that fulfils the requirements relating to the NHS as specified in the Department of Health’s NHS internal audit manual, and monitor, the independent regulator for Foundation Trusts.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Local Counter Fraud Services

1)Short description

Provision of local counter fraud services to the Trust – The Trust requires a robust counter fraud service that fulfils the requirements of the Department of Health, the NHS fraud and corruption manual, and monitor, the independent regulator for Foundation Trusts.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212400

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
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:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available
This information must be provided when expressing an interest.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past 5 years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past 3 years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work
(g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract
This information must be provided when expressing an interest.
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: For the internal audit service, bidders must be registered auditors as defined in the Companies Act and also have experience of auditing Health Service providers to the NHS internal audit manual standards. For the NHS local counter fraud service, the lead member of the contractor’s staff performing the contract must be a UK Department of Health accredited local counter fraud specialist.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
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:

36/346
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.11.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

16.11.2012
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

GO Reference: GO-20121016-PRO-4321733.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street
WC1N 3JH London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: danielle.cooper@gosh.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 2077626958

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.10.2012