PSBA Audit Services Tender
The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a Contractor to provide an audit service for its Public Sector Broadband Aggregation Network.
United Kingdom-Cardiff: Financial auditing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Economy, Skills and Natural Resources, Wood Street
Telephone: +44 3000628803
NUTS code: UKL
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
PSBA Audit Services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a Contractor to provide an audit service for its Public Sector Broadband Aggregation Network (PSBA). An audit service is needed to provide financial assurance to the Welsh Government and other potential stakeholders that the costs and charges being levied by the supplier are appropriate and consistent with the contractual terms set out in the PSBA Agreement.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Public Sector Broadband Aggregation Network is a Wales wide managed network which connects public sector organisations in Wales to a private secure information and communications technology wide area network. PSBA was originally devised in 2006 to achieve public sector savings on wide area network services by leveraging aggregated demand for these services and therefore aggregating buying power in the market. During the lifetime of the project PSBA has connected almost every public sector organisation across Wales and now supports over 4,500 public connectivity sites.
An audit exercise is needed to provide financial assurance to the Welsh Government and other potential stakeholders that the costs and charges being levied by the supplier are appropriate and consistent with the contractual terms set out in the PSBA Agreement.
The following are the key requirements that the Welsh Government requires from the audit function:
— To verify the accuracy of charges and the costs of all suppliers of the services to the PSBA Contract.
— To review any books of account kept by the supplier to the extent that they relate to the provision of the services.
— To carry out an audit and certification of the suppliers accounts in relation to the contract.
— To review the suppliers compliance with its contractual obligations relating to value for money provisions.
— To review the accuracy and completeness of reports.
— To verify the accuracy and completeness of any management information delivered.
— To review the integrity, confidentiality and security of the Authority’s Data.
— To review the suppliers compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in accordance with clauses 45.2 (Protection of Personal Data) and any other legislation applicable to the services.
— To review the suppliers compliance with its obligations under services, performance of services and quality assurance and performance monitoring.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
There will be an option to extend the agreement for 2 years which will be available to the Client and will be subject to annual performance reviews.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The Client reserves the right to extend the contract up to a further 2 years in annual increments of no more than 12 months. Any extension periods will be let in accordance with the pricing provided at tender stage and the overall contract value will increase in accordance with the annual value of the original 3 year term of the contract.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
As stated in the procurement documents.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’
— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.
— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm
How To Find The ITT:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’
— The e-tender references for this contract are: project_36894, itt_63777.
— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=69989
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
provided in the procurement documents
The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Telephone: +44 3000628803Internet address:http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: