Internal Audit Service West Sussex

Internal Audit Service West Sussex

To secure a high quality, comprehensive internal audit service which enables the CCG to assess the internal controls and other governance mechanisms of the CCG.

United Kingdom-Crawley: Internal audit services

2014/S 168-299477

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group
Lower Ground Floor, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive
For the attention of: Andrew Elliott
RH11 7DH Crawley
Telephone: +44 1273403629

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

NHS Horsham and Mid-Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group


Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Internal Audit Service.

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

Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services

NUTS code UKJ24

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)

NHS Crawley CCG and NHS Horsham and Mid-Sussex CCG wish to jointly commission an Internal Audit service which will provide a consistent and comprehensive Internal Audit Service, so that they may discharge their roles and responsibilities, whilst maintaining the necessary level of professional independence.
NHS Crawley CCG and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG are separate statutory bodies that have a shared management team, with a Memorandum of Understanding in place, between the two CCGs. This means that although each CCG retains its own statutory responsibilities, the policies and procedures in place will, on the whole, be common across both organisations. The role of Chief Finance Officer for both CCGs is undertaken by one person. While each CCG has its own Audit Committee, meetings are held jointly. This should be reflected in the tender submission(s) and one price/ audit plan for both CCGs should be submitted as set out in the pricing schedule.
There will be one joint contract for NHS Crawley CCG and Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs.
The key objectives of the procurement are:
To secure a high quality, comprehensive internal audit service which enables the CCG to assess the internal controls and other governance mechanisms of the CCG, as required to meet the mandatory standards for UK Public Sector Internal Audit Standards;
To support to CCG managers and CCG committees in seeking potential for improved economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the systems currently in use, and those being developed;
To add value to the CCG activities by providing audit recommendations which refer to best practice and draw on wider knowledge of the CCG community and benchmarks, to enable CCG improvement; and
To deliver an affordable and Value for Money (VfM) internal audit service.
The estimated contract values are a maximum of GBP 176 574 total over the 3 year contract term with an option to extend for a maximum of a further 2 years.
This procurement is being advertised on the following websites: and

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 176 574 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.3.2018

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
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


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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
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:


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


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: 5.10.2014 – 23:59
Payable documents: no

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

6.10.2014 – 17:00
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The estimated contract values are a maximum of GBP 176 574 total over the 3 year contract term with an option to extend for a maximum of a further 2 years.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: