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Please note that Orbit Group are facilitating this procurement exercise on behalf of Aspire Housing Association. Aspire Housing have awarded a preferred supplier this contract to provide Internal Audit Services.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Aspire Housing Association
Kingsley, The Brampton
Newcastle-under-Lyme
ST5 0QW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Lorna Baker
Telephone: +44 2476438394
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.aspirehousing.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.housingprocurement.com

I.2)Joint procurement
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:

Aspire Housing Association - Internal Audit - PP821.

Reference number: DN218667
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79212000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Please note that Orbit Group are facilitating this procurement exercise on behalf of Aspire Housing Association.

Aspire Housing have awarded a preferred supplier this contract to provide Internal Audit Services.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 81 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Aspire Housing have tendered the provision of internal audit services for the Group.

The chosen service provider meets the requirements set out by the Housing Corporation's circular R2-07/07 -Internal Controls Assurance and Good Practice Note 15 - Demonstrating Internal Controls Assurance in Housing Associations. They will conduct their work in accordance with the professional standards set out by the Institute of Internal Auditors, and abide by its Code of Ethics.

The contract will be for a 3 year term commencing 1.4.2017, subject to a satisfactory performance review after completion of the 1st year programme.

Aspire will have the right to give 21 days notice in writing of termination to the other party in the event of unsatisfactory performance or breach of terms of engagement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Proposal / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 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.1.6)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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 220-401096
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: Aspire Housing Association — Internal Audit — PP821
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
01/02/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Mazars LLP
Tower Bridge House, St. Katherine's Way
London
E1W 1DD
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 120 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
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:
16/03/2017