Internal Audit Services Scottish Funding Council

Internal Audit Services

Scottish Funding Council.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Funding Council

Learning, Governance and Sustainability Group, Donaldson House, 97 Haymarket Terrace,

Edinburgh

EH12 5HD

UK

Dorothy Carson

+44 1313136500

dcarson@sfc.ac.uk

+44 1313136501
www.sfc.ac.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Scottish Funding Council

Finance & Corporate Resources, Donaldson House, 97 Haymarket Terrace,

Edinburgh

EH12 5HD

UK

Assistant Facilities Officer

+44 1313136500

+44 1313136501
www.sfc.ac.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Internal Audit Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) requires internal audit services for the three year period from 1 April 2012.

The Management Statement and Financial Memorandum between the Scottish Government and SFC requires the Council to establish and maintain arrangements for internal audit in accordance with the Treasury’s Government Internal Audit Standards (GIAS).

The GIAS manual defines internal auditing as “an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organisation’s operations. It helps an organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.”

The scope of internal audit extends to all of SFC’s activities, financial and otherwise. Internal audit should fulfil its terms of reference by systematic review of risk management, control and governance policies and procedures.

Further details are included in the Invitation to Tender.

 

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=219642.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=219642.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

201100 Audit

160 … Edinburgh & Lothians

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Please refer to Invitation to Tender document.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Please refer to Invitation to Tender document.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits


07-03-2012  Time  12:00

b) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

c) Estimated award date  30-03-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=219642

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:219642)

5.2

Additional Documentation

ITT – Provision of Internal Audit Services
SFC Professional Services TCs