University of Sunderland External Audit Services

University of Sunderland External Audit Services

External Audit is expected to commence from June 2020 to run for 3 years with a possible 2 year extension in 12 monthly increments.

United Kingdom-Sunderland: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2019/S 223-547321

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: University of Sunderland
Postal address: 3rd Floor, Edinburgh Building, Chester Road
Town: Sunderland
NUTS code: UKC23
Postal code: SR1 3SD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrea Brook
E-mail: tenders@sunderland.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1915152851
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.sunderland.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home

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://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

University of Sunderland External Audit Services

Reference number: UoS/External Audit/0819

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University are looking to procure: External Audit Services. The emphasis of this tender is to appoint appropriately qualified company who have suitable experience of the financial services required (preferably within a HEI environment or similar), knowledge of both national and international arenas and an innovative approach throughout the life of the contract. External Audit is expected to commence from June 2020 to run for 3 years with a possible 2 year extension in 12 monthly increments.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 322 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University has campuses in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong, along with a number of subsidiaries which operate both nationally and internationally across the business portfolio, we are looking to undertake a tender for External Audit Services. The emphasis of this tender is to appoint appropriately qualified company who have suitable experience of the financial services required, knowledge of both National and International arenas and an innovative approach throughout the life of the contract. The External Audit is expected to commence from June 2020, to run for 3 years with a possible 2 year extension in 12 monthly increments. We anticipate that the value of the Services is approximately 230 000 GBP excluding VAT over the 5 years. For the purpose of this tender award and any subsequent services which may be connected with the original award we reserve the right to spend a further 40 % of the anticipated spend subject to changes in organisational structure or changes to compliance. Details of current expenditure or potential future uptake are given in good faith as a guide to past purchasing and current planning to assist you in submitting your tender. They should not be interpreted as an undertaking or guarantee to purchase any goods or services to any particular value and do not form part of the contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion – Name: Costs / Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 322 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: yes
Identification of the project:

Any funded project that may be applicable

II.2.14)Additional information

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

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

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
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: 16/12/2019
Local time: 09:00
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: 16/12/2019
Local time: 09:15
Place:

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: University of Sunderland
Postal address: 3rd Floor, Edinburgh Building, Chester Road
Town: Sunderland
Postal code: SR1 3SD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@sunderland.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1915152851Internet address: https://www.sunderland.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: University of Sunderland
Postal address: 3rd floor, Edinburgh Building, Chester Road
Town: Sunderland
Postal code: SR1 3SD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@sunderland.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1915152851Internet address: https://www.sunderland.ac.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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

Official name: University of Sunderland
Postal address: 3rd floor, Edinburgh Building, Chester Road
Town: Sunderland
Postal code: SR1 3SD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@sunderland.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1915152851Internet address: https://www.sunderland.ac.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/11/2019