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NCCT41147 Accounts Payable recovery audit.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau lane
For the attention of: Claire Dawson
NR1 2DH Norwich
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NCCT41147 Accounts Payable recovery audit.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services

NUTS code UKH13

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Norfolk County Council is seeking to purchase specialised Accounts Payable recovery audit services that will identify overpayments in its Accounts Payable function and seek to recover overpayments. Accounts Payable transactions in scope are those within the period of April 2010 to June 2016. Additionally, the Council wishes to identify where improvements can be made to its business processes to reduce overpayments in the future.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000, 79940000, 72316000, 72225000, 71620000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
Norfolk County Council makes over 420 000 payments annually for goods and services and operates a No Purchase Order, No Pay policy for certain goods and services. Accounts Payable forensics software is used on a daily basis to identify overpayments: The overpayments identified by this software will be out of scope for this procurement.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

The Council is interested in gathering the views of suppliers who may be interested in providing this service and as such plans to hold meetings with suppliers on 7th and 8th July. If you are interested in providing this service to the Council, please register on Norfolk County Council's procurement system at Once registered you will be able to view the project under the tenders section and express an interest. To book a place, please use the correspondence facility on In-Tend and provide the names, email addresses and contact telephone numbers of the people who will be attending. Please quote NCCT41147 Accounts Payable Recovery Audit in the subject like of your correspondence.

If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by emailing or calling 0845 557 8079.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: