Tender for External Audit Services – Southend-On-Sea

Tender for External Audit Services – Southend-On-Sea

To provide external audit services and tax advisory services.

United Kingdom-Southend-On-Sea: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2020/S 077-183169

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Estuary Housing Association
National registration number: United Kingdom
Postal address: Maitland House
Town: Southend-On-Sea
NUTS code: UKH31
Postal code: SS1 2JY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andy Salter
E-mail: andy.salter@estuary.co.uk
Telephone: +44 3003045000
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.estuary.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.estuary.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Southend-On-Sea:-Accounting%2C-auditing-and-fiscal-services./3YY8965E65
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Housing association

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Tender for External Audit Services

Reference number: EHA-EXTAUDIT-2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Estuary Housing Association wishes to appoint a single supplier to provide external audit services and tax advisory services. To ensure impartiality and integrity when carrying out work in relation to external audit services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79210000
79212000
79212100
79212300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH31
Main site or place of performance:

Southend-on-Sea.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The external audit services will:

— provide assurance to the board on the quality of financial reporting and if the statutory accounts represent a true and fair view of the company and group;

— sign off financial statements in-line with legislative and agreed management timescale;

— sign off that the executive summary and value for money statement (VFM) are accurate and correlate with the financial statements;

— assure estuary are reporting financial statements in accordance with the latest United Kingdom (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Standards) Accounting standards guidelines and latest social housing statement of recommended practice (SORP).

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: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 6

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/3YY8965E65

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

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
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 15/05/2020
Local time: 17:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 21/05/2020

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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators with experience of the Housing sector that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Southend-On-Sea:-Accounting%2C-auditing-and-fiscal-services./3YY8965E65

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Go reference: GO-2020415-PRO-16371574

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Estuary Housing Association
Postal address: Maitland House, Warrior Square
Town: Southend-on-Sea
Postal code: SS1 2JY
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/04/2020