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Provision of External Audit Services.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Cumbria
Fusehill Street
CA1 2HH Carlisle
United Kingdom
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cumbria.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from: In-Tend
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcumbria

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: In-Tend
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcumbria

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: In-Tend
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcumbria

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Education
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:
Provision of External Audit Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North West.

NUTS code UKD

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 role of the University's External Auditors is to report on the University's consolidated financial statements and those of its subsidiaries and to carry out such examination of the statements and underlying records/control systems as is necessary to reach an opinion on the statements. The External Auditors will also be expected to perform audits of specific grants and statutory returns. Further details are contained in the ITT Specification (Part E).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 155 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 40 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See ITT.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See ITT.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
See ITT.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See ITT.
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: See ITT.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See ITT.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See ITT.
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.
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: no

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
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:
17-005 S/FIN
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: 14.4.2017
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
17.4.2017 - 09:00
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
Duration in months: 40 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 17.4.2017 - 9:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: To be advertised again in 3-4 years.
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

University of Cumbria
Fusehill Street
CA1 2HH Carlisle
United Kingdom
E-mail:

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:
10.3.2017