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Services Restricted Procedure Notice

Is this contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? Yes

SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) OFFICIAL NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Organisation: National Audit Office, Address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Town: London, Telephone: 020 7798 7350, Electronic Mail: purchasing@nao.gsi.gov.uk, For the attention of: Chris Drury, Contracts Manager, Postal Code: SW1W 9SP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 020 7798 7025, Internet address (URL):
I.2) ADDRESS FROM WHICH FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED As in I.1.
I.3) ADDRESS FROM WHICH DOCUMENTATION MAY BE OBTAINED As in I.1.
I.4) ADDRESS TO WHICH TENDERS/REQUESTS TO PARTICIPATE MUST BE SENT As in I.1.
I.5) TYPE OF CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Body governed by public law

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1) DESCRIPTION
II.1.3) Type of services contract (in case of service contract)(Service category) 9.
II.1.4) Is it a framework agreement? Yes
II.1.5) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority UK-IT: Audit Training
II.1.6) Description / object of the contract The NAO is seeking to establish a framework contract with one (or more suppliers) for the provision of I.T audit training to our auditors. Trainers can assume that trainees will be graduates and have received professional accountancy training.Computer audit services Auditing services Financial auditing services Computer audit services Auditing services
II.1.7) Site or location of works, place of delivery or performance National Audit Office at the response address (GREATER LONDON)
NUTS code UK550.
II.1.8) Nomenclature
II.1.8.1) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 74121210-8.
Additional Object: 72550000-5.
Additional Object: 74121200-5.
II.1.8.2) Other relevant nomenclature (CPA / NACE / CPC) CPC: 822, 82211, 8221.
II.1.9) Division into lots No
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Lot No
II.1.10) Will variants be accepted No
II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1) Total quantity or scope (including all lots and options, if applicable) The initial work to be undertaken within this contract will consist of developing a series of three day courses on IT audit for financial audit staff. The scope of the training will need to cover: - Fundamentals of IT Auditing - Auditing Standards - Infrastructure Essentials - Databases - Distributed Systems - Networks - Internet and E-Commerce - General Controls - Business Systems Applications - Defining a Transaction - Components of a Business Application - Data Input and Processing Models - Application Controls - Beginning the Audit Once the training has been developed and agreed, the contract will then deliver a series of three day courses on IT Audit to all 400 of our financial audit staff. Once the initial training has been completed, training for new staff, refresher training and additional related training will be required on a call-off basis throughout the life of the contract. The contract will be for an initial 2-year period from award, with a possible extension up to 31 March 2007.
II.2.2) Options (if applicable). Description and time when they may be exercised (if possible)
II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME LIMIT FOR COMPLETION
Either: Period in months 36
And / or days
Or: Starting
And/or ending

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required (if applicable)
III.1.2) Main terms of financing and payment and / or reference to the relevant provisions (if applicable) Payment terms will be 30 days from date of invoice. The costs for the provision of each service to the performance as defined in the contract shall be based upon a fixed schedule of rates/matrix pricing for the first two years of the contract. If the extension to contract is granted at the end of the two years, then pricing shall be increased in line with the UK retail price index or other agreed indices.
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is awarded (if applicable)


III.2) CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
III.2.1) Information concerning the personal situation of the contractor, supplier or service provider and information and formalities necessary for the evaluation of the minimum economic, financial and technical capacity required
Any supplier may be disqualified who:

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;
Interested parties should e-mail an expression of interest containing their company name, address and contact details for the contact person. Pre-Qualification documents will be supplied to the given address. Invitations to tender will be issued to those firms providing a pre-qualification response to the provided information that best meets the following selection criteria. - The last 2-years audited accounts - Completion of a Supplier questionnaire, including at least 2 references for existing customers who may be contacted in relation to performance of the supplier. - Details, including CV's, for personnel who will be involved in providing the services. - Details pertaining to the Supplier's experience in providing the services, including professional accreditation(s) as appropriate. - Examples of previous IT audit training, including literature, websites and brochures. - Evidence of the applicant's understanding of the UK e-government best practice and policy as set out by the Cabinet Office and Treasury.
III.2.1.1) Legal position - means of proof required

III.2.1.2) Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required
From the assessment of the audited accounts, companies shall have a turnover equivalent to a minimum of 5 times the annual contract value.
III.2.1.3) Technical capacity - means of proof required
As specified in the contract documents.
III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession? No
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision
III.3.2) Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for execution of the contract? Yes

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Restricted procedure.
IV.1.3) Previous publication concerning the same contract (if applicable)
IV.1.3.1) Prior information notice concerning the same contract (if applicable)
Notice number in OJ content list
Of
IV.1.3.2) Other previous publications
Notice number in OJ content list
Of
IV.1.4) Envisaged number of suppliers that will be invited to tender (when applicable)
Number 5
Or: Minimum
/ Maximum
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
B1) criteria as stated below:
1) Professional Competence
2) Personnel Experience of Trainers
3) Cost of Services
4) Quality of Reference Materials
In descending order of priority: Yes.

IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1) Reference number attributed to the file by the contracting authority D/CD/IA 001
IV.3.2) Conditions for obtaining contract document and additional documents
Obtainable until 10/03/2004
Price (where applicable)
Currency
Terms and method of payment
IV.3.3) Requests to participate
Date 10/03/2004
Days from dispatch of notice
Time (when applicable)
IV.3.4) Dispatch of invitations to tender to selected candidates (In restricted and negotiated procedure)(Estimated Date) 29/03/2004
IV.3.5) Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up English
Other(s) - third country

SECTION VI: OTHER INFORMATION

VI.1) IS THIS NOTICE A NON-MANDATORY ONE? No
VI.2) IF APPLICABLE, INDICATE WHETHER THIS PROCUREMENT IS A RECURRENT ONE AND THE ESTIMATED TIMING FOR FURTHER NOTICES TO BE PUBLISHED
VI.3) DOES THE CONTRACT RELATE TO A PROJECT / PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS? No
If yes, indicate the project / programme and any useful reference
VI.4) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) GO reference: GO 04013010/01
VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 30/01/2004


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