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Services Contract Award Notice



SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) OFFICIAL NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Official name: National Audit Office, Postal Address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Town: Victoria, London, Telephone: 0207 798 7372, E-mail: z3-procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk, Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: Mark Fox, Postal Code: SW1W 9SP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 0207 798 5400, General address of the contracting authority (URL): http://nao.g2b.info/index.htm, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL): http://nao.g2b.info/index.htm
I.2) TYPE OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND MAIN ACTIVITY OR ACTIVITES Body governed by public law
If 'other' please specify
I.2.1) 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?

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1)TYPE OF CONTRACT Services
II.1.1) TITLE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CONTRACT BY THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY UK-London: Moderated Feedback 2008
II.1.2) Service category Number 11.
II.1.2.1) In case of contract for service categories 17 to 27 (see Annex B), do you agree to the publication of this notice?
II.1.2.2) Main place of performance
II.1.2.3) NUTS Code
II.1.3) The notice involves (if applicable)
II.1.4) Short description of the contract or purchase(s) The National Audit Office requires consultancy services for the implementation and management of a series of moderated interviews with senior officials at around 50 government departments and agencies over a three year period, and to analyse and report the findings to the NAO each year. The work is intended to ascertain views on the service the NAO provides to its government stakeholders and to identify ways to develop and improve existing client relations.
II.1.5) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 79400000.
Additional Object: 73210000.
Additional Object: 79410000.
Additional Object: 79411100.
Additional Object: 72224200.
Additional Object: 79411000.
II.1.6) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)? Yes
II.2.1) Total final value of contract(s)
Value
OR Lowest Offer
AND Highest Offer to be taken into consideration
Currency
Including VAT
If yes, specify VAT rate(%)

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Restricted
IV.1.1) Justification for the choice of negotiated procedure without prior call for competition
In order to benefit from the time-limit referred to above, in addition to the box(es) to be ticked above, please explain in a clear and comprehensive manner why the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is lawful, by stating any case the relevant facts and, as appropriate, the conclusions of law in accordance with the Articles in Directive 2004/18/EC (500 words maximum).
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
B1) the criteria as stated below:
1) A. Approach and methodology. Weighting: 35%.
2) B. Contractor's Personnel. Weighting: 20%.
3) C. Working arrangements. Weighting: 20%.
4) D. Communications and contract management. Weighting: 15%.
5) E. Price. Weighting: 10%.
In descending order of priority: No.

IV.2.2) An electronic auction has been used
IV.3) Administrative Information
VI.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority (if applicable)
IV.3.2) Previous publication concerning the same contract
IV.3.2.1) Other previous publications

Notice number in OJ:
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SECTION V: AWARD OF CONTRACT

V.1) AWARD AND CONTRACT VALUE CONTRACT NO: 1
TITLE UK-LONDON: Moderated Feedback 2008
V.1) DATE OF CONTRACT AWARD: 11/02/2009
V.2) NUMBER OF OFFERS RECEIVED: 8

V.3) Name and address of economic operator to whom the contract has been awarded
Official name: Grant Thornton UK LLP, Postal Address: Grant Thornton House, Melton Street, Town: London, Telephone: +44(0)20 7728 2302, E-Mail: Matthew.Glanville@gtuk.com, For the attention of: Matthew Glanville, Postal code: NW1 2EP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: +44(0)20 7383 4715, Internet address (URL): www.grant-thornton.co.uk
V.4) Information on value of contract
V.4.1) Initial estimated total value of the contract:
, currency: GBP, Including VAT: Rate: %
V.4.2) Total final value of the contract:
Value:325800
OR Lowest offer:
/ highest offer:
Currency:GBP
Including VAT: Rate: %
V.4.3) Annual or monthly value
Number of years OR Number of Months
V.5.1) Is the contract likely to be sub-contracted?NO
If yes, state value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties
Value (excluding VAT):
Currency:
Proportion (percentage):
Not known:NO
V.5.2) Short description of the value/proportion of the contract to be sub-contracted:


SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1) CONTRACT RELATED TO A PROJECT AND/OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS?
If yes, reference to project(s) and/or programme(s):
VI.2) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) GO reference: GO 09033119
VI.3.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures (if applicable)
Body responsible for mediation procedures (if applicable)
VI.3.2) Lodging of appeals (please fill heading VI.3.2 OR, if need be, heading VI.3.3)
VI.3.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 31/03/2009


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