Internal Audit for University of Leeds

Internal Audit for University of Leeds

The University requires a Service Provider to provide an internal audit service in compliance with the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Internal audit services

2017/S 008-012674

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Leeds
1 — 3 Lifton Villas
Contact point(s): Central Purchasing Office
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom
E-mail: centralpurchasing@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofleeds/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofleeds/aspx/Home

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofleeds/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofleeds/aspx/Home

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:

Internal 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

NUTS code UKE42

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 University requires a Service Provider to provide an internal audit service in compliance with the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (Hefce).
Audit Code of Practice, as set out in the Memorandum of assurance and accountability (MAA).

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2016/201612/

The internal audit service provided by the successful Service Provider will be responsible for providing assurance to the University’s Audit and Risk Committee and reporting to management on the adequacy and effectiveness of:
— Governance, risk management and control; and
— Economy, efficiency and effectiveness (value for money arrangements).
The scope of the internal audit service must include all of the University’s activities.
Estimated annual contract value of 100 — 150 000 GBP.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200

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: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 700 000 and 1 050 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 4

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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 or group bidders shall be jointly and severably liable.

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: no

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: no

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:

V/2757

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 236-430791 of 7.12.2016

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: yes

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

27.2.2017 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

10.1.2017

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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27.2.2017 – 13:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
WC2A 2LL London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477882
Internet address: http://www.justice.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The 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. Any appeals should be promptly brought to the attention of the Head of Procurement of the University at the email address specified in Section I.1) and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

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

University of Leeds
1 — 3 Lifton Villas
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom
E-mail: centralpurchasing@adm.leeds.ac.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.1.2017

 

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