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To provide Local (External) Audit Services to Northumberland County Council, Newcastle City Council and North Tyneside Council under separate contracts. The successful Tenderer shall contract directly with each Contracting Authority independent of ...

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Janine Ternent
Telephone: +44 1670622354
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKC

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Local (External) Audit Services.

Reference number: DN258652
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79212000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

To provide Local (External) Audit Services to Northumberland County Council, Newcastle City Council and North Tyneside Council under separate contracts. The successful Tenderer shall contract directly with each Contracting Authority independent of the other.

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: 1 999 848.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79212000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To provide Local (External) Audit Services to Northumberland County Council, Newcastle City Council and North Tyneside Council under separate contracts. The successful Tenderer shall contract directly with each Contracting Authority independent of the other.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 074-142398
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: Local (External) Audit Services
Title:

Local (External) Audit Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
21/07/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 6
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 6
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Ernst and Young LLP
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKC
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 999 848.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Lead Contracting Authority incorporated a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information in relation to the award of the contract has been communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracting Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Northumberland County Council
Morpeth
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:
04/08/2017