Provision of Internal Audit Service Somerset
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
UK-Yeovil: accounting, auditing and fiscal services
Section I: Contracting authority
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Higher Kingston, Somerset
Contact point(s): Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
For the attention of: Robert Thomson
BA21 4AT Yeovil
Telephone: +44 1935701859
Fax: +44 1935701866
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.yeovilhospital.nhs.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.yeovilhospital.nhs.uk/
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Yeovil District.
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Taunton & Somerset NHS.
Foundation Trust Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation.
Trust Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.
NUTS code UKK23
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group to be known in all documentation as the “Trusts”.
The Trusts require a comprehensive and efficient Internal Audit Service, provided by an appropriately skilled and experienced body, which will assist the Trusts in meeting its objectives and responsibilities, by providing opinions on risk management, internal control and wider governance issues, whilst maintaining the necessary level of professional independence. The Contractor must be able to liaise and work with the Trusts External Auditors. Further the Contractor must ensure that it can meet the mandatory standards for NHS internal audit, as set out in the NHS Internal Audit Manual and in subsequent amendments.
The Trusts are seeking to appoint a firm of registered auditors to fulfil its internal audit function. This will include:
1. Preparing the annual audit plan in partnership with the Trusts.
2. Undertaking the annual plan which will include a core of probity auditing and system review.
3. Providing value for money input in areas agreed with the Audit Committee.
4. Undertaking detailed reviews of the adequacy of specific operations and to advise on the fitness for purpose, the adequacy of staffing levels and efficiency/effectiveness.
5. Providing specialist reviews/investigations, as may reasonably be requested by the Trusts.
Contract Duration: 36 Months and 2 x 12 Months optional extensions.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 600 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1) Suppliers are required to express an interest in the OJEU process, on expiry of the advert, those suppliers that express an interest will be sent the PQQ document to complete. (where applicable) via the Trusts eSourcing system TACTICA – which is accessed at https://tactica-live.advanced365.com – please make sure that you are registered to avoid any future delays.
2) Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
(a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of
Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded.
In addition to the Provisions of Freedom of Information Act, Bidders will have due regard to the Trusts obligations on Transparency which are set out in more detail at www.businesslink.gov.uk/transparency/procurement and all offers will be submitted on the basis that the contract when awarded may be published in full in accordance with H M Government Transparency Guidance.
The Trust will also be utilising the NHS supplier information database (SID4Health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via TACTICA, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Health as follows:
a) candidates should register on SID4health at http://www.SID4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button.
b) to continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number.
c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Health must confirm that information is up to date;i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS SID4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS SID4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS SID4Health helpdesk at help@SID4health.nhs.uk
Please note all responses to OJEU should be made through tactica esourcing system – registration is required on sid4health to update or provide company profiles only.
As per III.2.1. above.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Operators will be required to complete a pre-qualifying questionnaire available upon expiry of the advert, the responses to which will be used to select the short list for invitation to tender in accordance with the criteria shown on the document.
Section VI: Complementary information
To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.10.2012