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Services Restricted Procedure Notice



SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S) Official name: National Audit Office, Postal Address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, Town: London, Telephone: 0207 798 7350, E-mail: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk, Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: , Postal Code: SW1W 9SP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 0207 798 5400, General address of the contracting authority (URL): www.nao.org.uk, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL): http://nao.g2b.info/index.htm
I.1.1) Further information can be obtained at Official name: , Postal Address: , Town: , Telephone: , E-mail: , Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: , Postal Code: , Country: , Fax: , General address of the contracting authority (URL): To download PQQ please go to www.delta-ets.com using TAC Code - 04T863856, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
I.1.2) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a Dynamic Purchasing System) can be obtained at Official name: , Postal Address: , Town: , Telephone: , E-mail: , Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: , Postal Code: , Country: , Fax: , General address of the contracting authority (URL): To download PQQ please go to www.delta-ets.com using TAC Code - 04T863856, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
I.1.3) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to Official name: , Postal Address: , Town: , Telephone: , E-mail: , Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: , Postal Code: , Country: , Fax: , General address of the contracting authority (URL): To download PQQ please go to www.delta-ets.com using TAC Code - 04T863856, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
I.2.1) Type of contracting authority Body governed by public law
If 'other' please specify
I.2.2) Main activity or activities
Other
If 'other' please specify Government Auditor
I.2.2) The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities? No

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1) DESCRIPTION
II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority UK-London: External Audit
II.1.2) Service Category 9.
II.1.2.1) Main place of performance Nationwide
NUTS Code
II.1.3) The notice involves A public contract
II.1.4) Information on framework agreement (if appropriate)

Number
OR, if applicable, maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged
II.1.4.1) Duration of the framework agreement (if appropriate)
Period in year(s)
OR month(s)
Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years
II.1.4.2) Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement (give figures only)
Estimated value excluding VAT
OR range: between
and
Currency
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded (if possible)
II.1.5) Short Description of the contract or purchase(s) Accounting and auditing services. Statutory audit services. The UK Comptroller and Auditor General, through the National Audit Office (NAO), is responsible for the financial audit of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies, a wide range of other central government public bodies including government owned companies and a number of international organisations. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms able to deliver, or contribute towards the delivery of, these audit services which will be undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General. The services to be provided include external audit services, related consultancy, provision of staff support and advice and training. The NAO has eight major client groups (Lots) and in 2007 put in place strategic partnership arrangements covering six of these groups (Lots 1-6). The NAO now intends to let contracts for the remaining 2 of these major client groups and appoint 2 firms to each group (Lots 7 and 8). The contract will commence with work to support the audits of the 2009-10 accounts and terminate with the 2012-13 accounts. The NAO expects to adopt a strategic partnership approach to these contracts, and with successful firms. This will include firms undertaking complete audits on the NAO's behalf, combined delivery teams and senior led-relationship management arrangements. All values shown below are approximate value for the total contract duration and may increase or decrease at any time during the procurement or contract delivery period. Individual firms may only bid for 1 contract per client group.Accounting and auditing services.Statutory audit services.Statutory audit services.Statutory audit services.
II.1.6) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 79210000.
Additional Object: 79212300.
II.1.7) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? Yes
II.1.8) Division into lots Yes
If yes, tenders should be submitted for one or more lots
Lot No
ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 1
Title: UK-London: Extrenal Audit
1) Short Description: The UK Comptroller and Auditor General, through the National Audit Office (NAO), is responsible for the financial audit of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other central government public bodies including government owned companies and a number of international organisations. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms for the provision of external audit services, to be undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General, related consultancy, joint working, provision of staffing support and advice and training. The NAO has eight major client groups (Lots) and in 2007 put in place strategic partnership arrangements covering six of these groups. The NAO now intends to let contracts for the remaining 2 of these major client groups and appoint 2 firms to each group. The NAO expects to adopt a strategic partnership approach to these contracts, and with successful firms. This will include firms undertaking complete audits on the NAO's behalf, combined delivery teams and senior led-relationship management arrangements and include external audit services and statutory audit services. The contracts will commence with work to support the audits of the 2009-10 accounts and terminate with the 2012-13 accounts. All values shown below are approximate value for the total contract duration and may increase or decrease at any time during the procurement or contract delivery period. Individual firms may only bid for 1 contract per client group
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 79210000. Additional Object: 79212300.
3) Quantity or Scope: Group 7 - The clients in this group are: the Ministry of Defence and related bodies, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and related bodies and the Department for International Development and related bodies. The appointed contractor is likely to have demonstrated; For at least one of the contracts in this group, experience in the delivery of IT audits of Oracle systems including system, application and installation reviews; and, an ability to cover locations throughout the UK. Only UK nationals will be eligible to work on this Lot and the appointed contractor must have suitable staff who are prepared to be security cleared. Bidders should note that the process to obtain clearance can be protracted Experience and expertise in the audit of grant payments Knowledge and expertise in European Commission grant regimes ability to cover locations throughout the UK
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT): 4700000
OR range: between and
Currency: GBP
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 48 or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 2
Title: UK-London: External Audit
1) Short Description: Short Description The UK Comptroller and Auditor General, through the National Audit Office (NAO), is responsible for the financial audit of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other central government public bodies including government owned companies and a number of international organisations. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms for the provision of external audit services, to be undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General, related consultancy, joint working, provision of staffing support and advice and training. The NAO has eight major client groups (Lots) and in 2007 put in place strategic partnership arrangements covering six of these groups. The NAO now intends to let contracts for the remaining 2 of these major client groups and appoint 2 firms to each group. The NAO expects to adopt a strategic partnership approach to these contracts, and with successful firms. This will include firms undertaking complete audits on the NAO's behalf, combined delivery teams and senior led-relationship management arrangements and include external audit services and statutory audit services. The contracts will commence with work to support the audits of the 2009-10 accounts and terminate with the 2012-13 accounts. All values shown below are approximate value for the total contract duration and may increase or decrease at any time during the procurement or contract delivery period. Individual firms may only bid for 1 contract per client group.Accounting and auditing services.Statutory audit services.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 79210000. Additional Object: 79212300.
3) Quantity or Scope: Group 8 - The Client in this Group is: Department of Health and related bodies; Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and related bodies. These clients are managed from the NAO's Newcastle office. The appointed contractor is likely to have demonstrated: Experience and expertise in the audit of grant payments Knowledge and expertise in European Commission grant regimes ability to cover locations throughout the UK
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT): 5200000
OR range: between and
Currency: GBP
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 48 or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

II 1.9) Variants will 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 NAO intends to award 2 contracts per Client Group, based on a proportion of the total value of that Group for duration of the contract. The scope of work required will be determined annually, with the NAO reserving the right to require additional services depending on performance. The duration of each contract will be an initial period of 4 years with the NAO reserving the right to extend for 2 further periods of 1 year each.
If known, estimated value excluding VAT (give figures only)
OR range: between 10000000
and 15000000
Currency GBP
II.2.2) Options (if applicable) Yes
If yes, description of these options The duration of each contract will be a maximum of 6 years comprising an initial 4 year period with the NAO having the right to extend for 2 further 1 year periods. Each contract will be for 4 years with 2 x 1 year option to extend.
If known, provisional timetable for recourse to these options: Period in month(s)
or day(s)
Number of possible renewals (if any):
or Range: between
and
If known, in the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent contracts: in month(s)
and/or days (from the award of the contract)
II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME PERIOD FOR COMPLETION
Either: Period in months 48
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 financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded (if applicable)


III.1.4) Other particular conditions to which performance of the contract is subject (if applicable)
If yes, description of 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
Any supplier may be disqualified who:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met
III.2.2) Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.3) Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.4) Reserved Contracts (if applicable)

III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession Yes
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision Accountancy and Audit
III.3.2) Legal entities should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Restricted procedure.
IV.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators that will be invited to tender or to participate (when applicable)
Envisaged number of operators
Or Envisaged minimum number 5
and, if appropriate, maximum number 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA
IV.2.1) Award criteria (please tick the relevant box(es)) B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of: B2) the criteria as stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document.
IV.2.2) An electronic auction will be used No
If yes, additional information about electronic auction (if appropriate)
IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1 File reference number attributed by the contracting entity (if applicable)
IV.3.2) Previous publication concerning the same contract No
If yes:
IV.3.2.1) Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.2.2) Other previous publications
Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents 22/01/2009
Time: 17:00
Payable documents No
If yes, Price (give figures only):
Currency
Terms and method of payment
IV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date 23/01/2009
Time 12:00
IV.3.5) Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates 30/01/2009
IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up English
Other - third country
IV.3.8) Conditions for opening tenders
IV.3.8.1) Date, time and place
Date
Time
Place (if applicable)
IV.3.8.2) Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders (if applicable) Yes
If yes, authorised persons Head of Procurement. Procurement Manager

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1) THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT (if applicable) No
If yes, estimated timing for further notices to be published:
VI.2) CONTRACT(S) RELATED TO A PROJECT AND / OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS No
If yes, reference to project(s) and / or programme(s)
VI.3) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) GO reference: GO 08121917/01
VI.4) PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL
VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures
Body responsible for mediation procedures (if applicable)
VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals (please fill heading VI.4.2 OR if need be, heading VI.4.3)
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals:
VI.4.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 19/12/2008


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