Temporary Recruitment Tender

Temporary Recruitment Tender

Temporary Appointments in 2014 for the Northern Ireland Audit Office.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Financial management consultancy services

2014/S 062-105428

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Ireland Audit Office
106 University Street
For the attention of: The Procurement Manager
BT7 1EU Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890251065
E-mail: procurement@niauditoffice.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2890251051

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.niauditoffice.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.niauditoffice.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: htttp://www.niauditoffice.gov.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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

Temporary Appointments in 2014 for the Northern Ireland Audit Office.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
NUTS code UKN0

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 Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of Auditors and Assistant Auditors to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work. The Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland (through the NIAO) is responsible for the financial auditing of Northern Ireland Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other public bodies, including health and personal social services and local government bodies.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The anticipated value of services provided under all the contracts is in the region of 141 970 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements. There are 25 individual lots.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 141 970 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 26.9.2014

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Auditor for Department for Employment and Learning audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 6 480 GBP (excluding VAT) subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 480 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 27.5.2014. Completion 27.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Auditor for the Department of Justice audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Justice.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 5 130 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 130 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 13.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Auditor for Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 5 130 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 130 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 27.5.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 5 130 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 130 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 27.5.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Auditor for Invest NI audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for Invest NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 6 480 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 480 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Auditor for Invest NI audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for Invest NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 6 480 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 480 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Finance and Personnel audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Finance and Personnel.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 6 480 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 480 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Finance and Personnel audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Finance and Personnel.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 5 130 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 130 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 13.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Auditor for the Public Prosecution Service audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Public Prosecution Service.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 5 130 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 130 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2013. Completion 13.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Agriculture and Rural Development audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 5 670 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 670 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 28.5.2014. Completion 25.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Education audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Education.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 7 830 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 830 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 27.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Auditor for Northern Ireland Housing Executive audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 6 480 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 480 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Auditor for Education and Library Boards audits

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Education and Library Boards.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 11 880 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 880 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 28.7.2014. Completion 26.9.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 14 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Sport NI audits

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Sport NI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 9 180 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 9 180 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 27.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 15 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 4 050 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 050 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 2.6.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 16 Lot title: Auditor for Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, who holds a recognised accountancy qualification, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 4 050 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 050 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 2.6.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 17 Lot title: Auditor for Ulster Scots Agency audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Ulster Scots Agency.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 480 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 18 Lot title: Auditor for Central Government audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Central Government.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 7 830 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 830 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 27.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 19 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department for Regional Development audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Regional Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 5 075 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 075 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 27.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 20 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department for Regional Development audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Regional Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 5 075 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 075 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 27.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 21 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department for Employment and Learning audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Employment and Learning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 3 325 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 325 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 27.5.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 22 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department of Justice and Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission audits

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Justice and Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 2 625 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 625 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 27.5.2014. Completion 16.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 23 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Forensic Services Northern Ireland audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Forensic Services Northern Ireland.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 1 575 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 575 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 30.5.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 24 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department for Social Development audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Social Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 3 325 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 325 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 13.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 25 Lot title: Assistant Auditor for Department for Social Development audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department for Social Development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 4 200 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 200 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 19.5.2014. Completion 20.6.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 26 Lot title: Assistant auditor for Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety audit

1)Short description

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) wishes to invite proposals for the provision of an assistant auditor, part qualified with a recognised accountancy body, to assist the NIAO with its financial audit work for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

3)Quantity or scope

The anticipated value of services provided under this lot is in the region of 1 750 GBP (excluding VAT), subject to requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 750 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 2.6.2014. Completion 13.3.2014
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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 tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender documentation.
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: Audit staff, who are appropriately qualified of part-qualified accountants.
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: yes

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
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: 29.4.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.5.2014 – 10:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 6.5.2014 – 10:00
Place:

106 University Street.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: NIAO staff.

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:26.3.2014