Internal Audit Services Sheffield

Internal Audit Services Sheffield

The service provider will be responsible for providing the University Council, via the Audit Committee, with assurance regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, control and governance arrangements.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2014/S 045-075604

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The University of Sheffield
Procurement Office, Arts Tower, Western Bank
For the attention of: Mr D. Middle
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1142221560
E-mail: d.middle@sheffield.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield/

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:

79/DM – 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The University of Sheffield.
NUTS code UKE32

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 Council of the University of Sheffield require a Service Provider to provide an internal audit service in accordance with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Financial Memorandum (July 2010/19). The service provider will be responsible for providing the University Council, via the Audit Committee, with assurance regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, control and governance arrangements. To satisfy this requirement tenders are invited from firms for the provision of an internal audit service which will review, appraise and report on the systems of control within the University.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000, 79212000, 79212200, 79210000

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:

The Council of the University of Sheffield require a Service Provider to provide an internal audit service in accordance with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Financial Memorandum (July 2010/19).
The scope of internal audit extends to all the University”s activities and not just those funded by HEFCE.
The contract will be for an initial period of three years commencing 1.8.2014 until 31.7.2017. The contract may be extended for a further two periods each of one year by agreement between the University and the Service Provider.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 350 000 and 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for an initial period of three years commencing 1.8.2014 until 31.7.2017. The contract may be extended for a further two periods each of one year by agreement between the University and the Service Provider.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.8.2014. Completion 31.7.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per the tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per the tender documents.
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per the tender documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the tender documents.
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: As per the tender documents.
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
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:

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

no
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: 11.4.2014
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.4.2014 – 12:00
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

English.
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

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
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:3.3.2014