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Services Open 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: 020 7798 7372, E-mail: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk, Contact Point(s): Central Procurement Team, For the attention of: Mark Fox, Postal Code: SW1W 9SP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 020 7798 5400, General address of the contracting authority (URL): www.nao.org.uk, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
I.1.1) Further information can be obtained at
I.1.2) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a Dynamic Purchasing System) can be obtained at
I.1.3) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to
I.2.1) Type of contracting authority Other
If 'other' please specify Government Auditors
I.2.2) Main activity or activities
If 'other' please specify
I.2.2) The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities?

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1) DESCRIPTION
II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority UK-London: Appointment of NAO External Auditors
II.1.2) Service Category 27.
II.1.2.1) Main place of performance United Kingdom
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 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded (if possible)
II.1.5) Short Description of the contract or purchase(s) The Contractor will deliver the following services: Audits of the NAO's annual financial statements, commencing 2011-12; Reviews of the annual statement of financial impacts arising from the NAO's work; An annual value for money examination of an aspect of the NAO's operations; Audits of the NAO's expenditure on international twinning projects prior to submission of claims to the European Union. The Contractor will be expected to attend meetings of the Public Accounts Commission and of the NAO's Audit Committee. You are strongly encouraged to use the Office's web-site at http://www.nao.org.uk to gain background and current operational information about the NAO. This contains links to the NAO Annual Reports including the financial statements and details the National Audit Office Act 1983. Auditing services. Internal audit services.
II.1.6) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 79212000.
Additional Object: 79212200.
II.1.7) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? No
II.1.8) Division into lots No
If yes, tenders should be submitted for
Lot No
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)
If known, estimated value excluding VAT (give figures only)
OR range: between 300000
and 500000
Currency GBP
II.2.2) Options (if applicable) Yes
If yes, description of these options The duration of the contract is for a period of 36 months, however, the NAO reserves the option to extend the contract period by 2 further 12 month periods.
If known, provisional timetable for recourse to these options: Period in month(s)
or day(s) (from the award of the contract)
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 36
And / or days (from the award of the contract)
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 As detailed in the tender documentation.
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded (if applicable)

The NAO reserves the right to require bidders to take legal form, or to require one party to take primary liability or to require that each party takes joint and several liability.
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
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision
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 Open procedure.
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) EA 2010
IV.3.2) Previous publication concerning the same contract
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
Time:
Payable documents
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 06/09/2010
Time 14:00
IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up English
Other - third country
IV.3.7) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Until
Or months from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders 3
Or days from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders
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)
If yes, authorised persons

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1) THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT (if applicable)
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
If yes, reference to project(s) and / or programme(s)
VI.3) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) Your tender must be completed and submitted electronically by using Vault through BiPs Delta-ets by the due date of 6 September 2010 @ 14:00hrs. Please can you only upload one document. If you have multiple files such as separate price schedules or CVs then please use a zip file. This makes uploading and downloading much easier. The information and documents for this tender will be accessible at the following website www.delta-ets.com.. To be able to access these documents you will firstly need to register your company details and enter the following Tender Access Code (TAC) 04T447944 at the bottom of the registration page, thereafter you will be issued with a USERNAME and PASSWORD. If you have already registered with Delta previously, please follow the link shown and click on the 'Delta-ets Home' tab instead. This will redirect you to the home page where you can log on using your existing username and password to collect the tender documents. You must then log back into Delta-ets and then click on the Vault tab, if you have added the TAC code to your registration you will automatically view the tender title, click on this link and you will be taken to the tender documents. If you have previously accessed Vault then please enter the TAC code into vault and you will then be able to access the documentation. Please check that you are able to access these online ITT documents, if you are experiencing problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk @ helpdesk@delta-ets.com or call 0845 270 7050 for further assistance. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link on the Delta-ets homepage. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time. If you are uploading multiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application like WinZip or WinRar. Please keep this USERNAME and PASSWORD secure, and do not pass it to any third parties Remember your tender must be completed and submitted electronically by using Vault through BiPs Delta-ets by the due date detailed above. GO reference: GO 10071409/01
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 14/07/2010


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