Tender for IT Audit Services – Durham

Tender for IT Audit Services – Durham

We would like the incoming firm to undertake a baseline assessment to shape the development of the strategic and annual audit plans.

United Kingdom-Durham: Computer audit services

2020/S 198-481277

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: University of Durham
National registration number: RC000650
Postal address: Procurement Service, Mountjoy Centre, Hawthorn Wing
Town: Durham
NUTS code: UKC1 Tees Valley and Durham
Postal code: DH1 3LE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lyndsay Glasper
E-mail: lyndsay.glasper@durham.ac.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.dur.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6815

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6815
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6815

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

IT Audit Services

 

Reference number: OJEU20-003

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72810000 Computer audit services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Durham University is seeking to appoint an IT auditor as part of its cycle of full market testing. The contract will commence on 1 January 2021 and is for a period of 3 years, with two possible extensions of 1 year each (3 + 1 + 1), subject to supplier performance and requirement.

The opportunity can be viewed at http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6815

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 225 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212200 Internal audit services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC14 Durham CC
Main site or place of performance:

Durham.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The University wishes to establish a contract with a professional services firm to provide IT audit services as required by the Director of University Assurance Service (UAS).

We would like the incoming firm to undertake a baseline assessment to shape the development of the strategic and annual audit plans.

We would expect the incoming provider to have expertise in business strategy and capability as well as experience in supporting organisations through digital transformation and being a catalyst and enabler for change.

The core of the work is likely to be risk-based computer audit work, with an emphasis on controls and compliance in the following domains:

— Cybersecurity,

— data,

— infrastructure (including technical debt),

— information (including physical records) management.

The University wishes, however, to maintain a flexible approach to this arrangement to enable the UAS to respond in an agile way to the University’s changing business priorities and risks. This may include providing advisory work, analytical support for audit work completed by the in-house team, developing embedded (continuous) audit procedures, project assurance for new system developments or support for forensic investigations (where required).

The Director of UAS is also keen for the provider to feed in best practice experience and comparative data from the sector and wider.

The University intend on awarding a 3 + 1 + 1 contract (with an annual review on performance).

The opportunity can be viewed at http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6815

 

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: 225 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Due for renewal in July 2023, unless extension period(s) invoked.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Two further extension periods of 12 months are available, subject to requirement and supplier performance.

 

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

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 a single operator

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

Date: 06/11/2020
Local time: 12:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/11/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

July 2023, unless extension periods invoked.

 

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: University of Durham
Postal address: University Office
Town: Durham
Postal code: DH1 3LE
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: www.dur.ac.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

 

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The communication will be in the form of a letter which will be issued electronically. The letter will provide a full debrief and contact details should a tenderer wish to appeal the decision. The timescale for appeals will be detailed in the letter. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court(England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months).Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.

 

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: University of Durham
Postal address: Mountjoy Centre, Stockton Road
Town: Durham
Postal code: DH1 3LE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.office@durham.ac.uk
Internet address: www.durham.ac.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/10/2020