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This Tender is for the provision of Tax Advice and related services covering all areas of taxation but principally; Corporation Tax, Value Added Tax, Stamp Duty, Land Tax and Employment Tax.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Home Group
2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8ET
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Carl McCaughey
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.homegroup.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.homegroup.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.housingprocurement.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.housingprocurement.com
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Home Group - Tax Advice (2017).

Reference number: DN247103
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79220000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This Tender is for the provision of Tax Advice and related services covering all areas of taxation but principally; Corporation Tax, Value Added Tax, Stamp Duty, Land Tax and Employment Tax.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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)
79222000
79221000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Preparation and filing of the corporation tax self-assessment returns and computations for all Group companies. Preparation of tax estimates and disclosures for inclusion in the financial statements of all Group companies. Provision of retained advice for a fixed fee covering:

(i) Ad hoc queries of all tax areas;

(ii) Quarterly tax update meetings attended by specialist advisors covering all main taxes where tax strategy current issues, emerging opportunities and any risks are considered;

(iii) Monthly VAT surgery visit - attending Home Group's Head Office on a monthly basis to review current VAT issues and queries;

(iv) Technical briefings and alerts with attendance at tax update seminars. Provision of more detailed advice based on agreed hourly rates with fee estimates or a fixed fee agreed up front. Preparation of iXBRL accounts.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 55
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

With the option to extend for one 3 year period at the sole discretion of Home Group.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

Due to time constraints.

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: 28/03/2017
Local time: 17:00
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/03/2017
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

February 2025.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of Justice
London
WC2A 2LL
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:
10/03/2017