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Internal Audit Services.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road
For the attention of: Katherine Plummer
LE10 0FR Hinckley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1455255985
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Hinckley:-Internal-audit-services./J54CYY3ZR9

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Hinckley:-Internal-audit-services./J54CYY3ZR9

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: 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: yes

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
Town Hall, Coton Road
CV11 5AA Nuneaton
UNITED KINGDOM

Blaby District Council
Council Offices, Desford Road
LE19 2EP Narborough
UNITED KINGDOM

Charnwood Borough Council
Southfield Road
LE11 2TX Loughborough
UNITED KINGDOM

Harborough District Council
The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street
LE16 7AG Market Harborough
UNITED KINGDOM

Melton Borough Council
Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street,
LE13 1GH Melton Mowbray
UNITED KINGDOM

North Warwickshire Borough Council
South Street
CV9 1DE Atherstone
UNITED KINGDOM

North West Leicestershire District Council
Council Offices, Whitwick Road
LE67 3FJ Coalville
UNITED KINGDOM

Rutland County Council
Catmose
LE15 6HP Oakham
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Internal 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

NUTS code UKF2

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)
Internal audit services. Investigation services. This contract is to provide an outsourced internal audit service to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council (including the Leicestershire Revenue and Benefits Partnership) and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. In addition, there are a number of Councils who will call off this contract for ad-hoc internal audit and investigatory work. These Councils are: - Melton Borough Council - Rutland County Council - Charnwood Borough Council - North Warwickshire Borough Council - Harborough District Council - North West Leicestershire District Council - Blaby District Council.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200, 79720000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Councils are seeking Internal Audit Service providers for an initial contract period of 3 years, with options to extend for up to 2 years, in 1 year increments. The contract(s) will require provision of a risk-based Internal Audit Service which meets all mandatory requirements for compliance with regulations. Interested bidders will be able to bid for 1 or more lots.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.3.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Hinckley & Bosworth Internal Audit Services
1)Short description
The contract will cover a risk based Internal Audit Service which meets all mandatory requirements for compliance with regulations. The Council has an ambitious Corporate Plan which involves a number of adventurous capital schemes and delivery mechanisms. Management view Internal Audit as a key partner in ensuring the effective delivery of these ambitions.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200, 79720000

3)Quantity or scope
The contract will be for an initial period of 3 years with the option to extend for up to 2 years, in 1 year increments.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
1)Short description
The contract will cover a risk based Internal Audit Service which meets all mandatory requirements for compliance with regulations. The Council has an ambitious Corporate Plan which involves a number of adventurous capital schemes and delivery mechanisms. Management view Internal Audit as a key partner in ensuring the effective delivery of these ambitions.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212200, 79720000

3)Quantity or scope
The initial contract period will be for 3 years with an option to extend for up to 2 years, in 1 year increments.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Where required, details will be provided within the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Where required, details will be provided within the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Where required, details will be provided within the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: As detailed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 28.11.2014 - 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
1.12.2014 - 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
15.12.2014
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Hinckley:-Internal-audit-services./J54CYY3ZR9

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/J54CYY3ZR9

GO Reference: GO-20141024-PRO-6113898
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:
24.10.2014