Restructuring Services and Forensic Accounting Tender – Department for Education

Restructuring Services and Forensic Accounting Tender – Department for Education

The Department for Education are looking to appoint national delivery partner(s) to deliver a number of services within a framework for the following services: 1) restructuring services including Insolvency Practitioner’s (Independent Business Review’s, Administration and advice).

United Kingdom-London: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2020/S 218-536579

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department for Education
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Julia Goodwin
E-mail: julia.goodwin@education.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Restructuring Services, Forensic Accounting, Investigation, Audit and Assurance

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The Department for Education (DfE) are looking to appoint national delivery partner(s) to deliver a number of services within a framework for the following services:

1) restructuring services including Insolvency Practitioner (IP)’s (Independent Business Review’s, Administration and advice);

2) forensic accounting and investigation support;

3) audit and assurance including but not limited to annual programme of audit and funding assurance reviews, ad-hoc audit and assurance services;

Suppliers successful for a place on the framework will be awarded work on the basis of a rotational process or where certain circumstances apply within the terms awarded using a further competition.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 51 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Restructuring Services

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79210000 Accounting and auditing services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The services to be provided under lot 1 of the framework as further detailed in the specification including:

(i) the provision of services to the authority to support interventions and to implement the insolvency regime as intended in relation to education providers;

(ii) putting in place the infrastructure required to allow financially distressed education providers to be assessed and, if necessary, managed through the appropriate restructuring process.

This includes, but is not limited to: independent business reviews, education administration, insolvency services and any other supplementary activity.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 44 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The authority has the option to extend the framework on two occasions on the terms set out in the procurement documents. If the authority decides to exercise its right to extend the framework each extension to be for a period of 12 months maximum.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

A maximum number of 12 suppliers will be awarded a place on lot 1.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Forensic Accounting and Investigation Support Services

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
79700000 Investigation and security services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services to be provided under lot 2 of the framework are as further detailed in the specification including the provision of all aspects of forensic accounting and investigation support services as required. This will include but not be limited to evidence gathering, financial analysis and extrapolation, sample reviews and testing of data. This includes, but is not limited to work within the frameworks which the contracting authority operates in and present an evidentially sound reports to inform case outcomes and support any subsequent enforcement action.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The authority has the option to extend the framework on two occasions on the terms set out in the procurement documents. If the authority decides to exercise its right to extend the framework each extension to be for a period of 12 months maximum.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

A maximum of 12 suppliers will be awarded a place on the framework for lot 2.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Audit and Assurance

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
79212000 Auditing services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services to be provided under lot 3 of the framework are as further detailed in the specification including all aspects of audit assurance, objective examination of evidence for assessment, risk management advice and internal controls in line with departmental and Governmental Internal Audit Standards and professional standards.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The authority has the option to extend the framework on two occasions on the terms set out in the procurement documents. If the authority decides to exercise its right to extend the framework each extension to be for a period of 12 months maximum.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Maximum of 12 suppliers will be awarded a place on the framework for lot 3. Additional participating contracting bodies are able to utilise the services under lot 3. Mayoral Combined Authorities as set out in the following link https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainers/english-devolution-combined-authorities-metro-mayors and Greater London Authority — https://www.london.gov.uk/

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 36

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 143-352981

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 30/11/2020
Local time: 11:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/11/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

 

The Department for Education and its agencies and public bodies will be the customer.

The Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCA) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) are also considered contracting bodies and may call off from the framework under lot 3. The MCA’s include:

— Cambridgeshire and Peterborough,

— Greater Manchester,

— Liverpool City Region,

— North of Tyne,

— Sheffield City Region,

— Tees Valley,

— West Midlands,

— West of England,

— No directly elected mayor,

— North East Combined Authority,

— West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

A full list of MCA’s, Contracting Bodies and further details is contained within the procurement documents.

Additionally any Crown Body or any other body which substantially performs the functions that had previously been performed by a contracting body.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Court of Justice, the Strand
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/11/2020