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Services Restricted Procedure Notice


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, Town: London, Telephone: 0207 798 7350, E-mail: procurement.enquiries@nao.gsi.gov.uk, Contact Point(s): Central Procurement Team, For the attention of: Emma Gallacher, Postal Code: SW1W 9SP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 020 7798 7025, 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 As in I.1.
I.1.2) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a Dynamic Purchasing System) can be obtained at As in I.1.
I.1.3) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to As in I.1.
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 Services
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 auditing of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other central government public bodies. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms able to deliver, or contribute to the delivery of these auditing services which will undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General. The services to be provided include external auditing services, related consultancy, advice and training. The NAO intends to let contracts for 6 of its 8 major Client groups and appoint 2 firms to each group. The contract will commence with work to support the audit of the 2007-08 accounts and terminate with the 2010-11 accounts. For most lots the work in the first year will be at a lower level than in subsequent years - and for a few groups the level may be significantly lower. Indications of this are given in each Lot's description. 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, and we do not intend to award bidders more than 3-4 contracts in total across Client Groups.
II.1.6) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 74121000-3.
Additional Object: 74121230-4.
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: External Auditing Services
1) Short Description: The UK Comptroller and Auditor General, through the National Audit Office (NAO), is responsible for the financial auditing of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other central government public bodies. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms for the provision of external auditing services, to be undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General. The services to be delivered include external financial auditing services, related consultancy, advice and training. The NAO intends to let contracts for 6 of its 8 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. external auditing services. Statutory audit services. 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, and we do not intend to award bidders more than 3-4 contracts in total across Client Groups.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 74121000-3. Additional Object: 74121230-4.
3) Quantity or Scope: Group 1 - The Clients in this group are: Revenue and Customs and Regulators and Research Councils. The appointed contractor is likely to have demonstrated; For one or two contract in this group, an exceptionally high capability and experience in the delivery of complex IT audits including system, application and installation reviews. (one contract will focus entirely on HMRC IT audit - this will comprise approximately 2/3rds of the contract value of this lot but work will not commence until 2008-09 audit) Knowledge of EU rules regarding Community Customs Code, WTO rules on valuation and anti-dumping; Excise taxes and VAT. knowledge of banking operations and social security benefits systems. ability to cover locations throughout the UK;
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT): GBP 3,200,000
OR range: between and
Currency: GBP
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 60 or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 2
Title: UK-London: External Audit Services
1) Short Description: Short Description The UK Comptroller and Auditor General, through the National Audit Office (NAO), is responsible for the financial auditing of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other central government public bodies. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms for the provision of external auditing services, to be undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General. The services to be delivered include external financial auditing services, related consultancy, advice and training. The NAO intends to let contracts for 6 of its 8 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. external auditing services. Statutory audit services. 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, and we do not intend to award bidders more than 3-4 contracts in total across Client Groups.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 74121000-3. Additional Object: 74121230-4.
3) Quantity or Scope: Group 2 - The Client in this Group is: Department of Work and Pensions and related bodies. The appointed contractor is likely to have demonstrated; for one contract in the group, exceptionally high capability and experience in the delivery of complex IT audits including system, application and installation reviews. For both contracts, knowledge and expertise in testing of benefits systems (or equivalents such as insurance claim payments) ability to cover locations throughout the UK
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT): 1,800,000 (note that significant levels of work in this group is unlikely to start until autumn 2008 for 2008-09 audits)
OR range: between and
Currency: GBP
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 60 or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 3
Title: UK-London: External Audit Services
1) Short Description: Short Description: The UK Comptroller and Auditor General, through the National Audit Office (NAO), is responsible for the financial auditing of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other central government public bodies. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms for the provision of external auditing services, to be undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General. The services to be delivered include external financial auditing services, related consultancy, advice and training. The NAO intends to let contracts for 6 of its 8 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. external auditing services. Statutory audit services. 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, and we do not intend to award bidders more than 3-4 contracts in total across Client Groups.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 74121000-3. Additional Object: 74121230-4.
3) Quantity or Scope: Group 3 - Clients in this group are: DTI,, Central Finance. The appointed contractor is likely to have demonstrated; Experience and expertise in financial services, financial instruments and the audit of banking systems is required for the central fiancÚ work. As part of the full tender bidders will be required to produce detailed bids for the audit of one or other or both of 1. National savings and Investments accounts; 2. ECGD accounts. ability to cover locations throughout the UK.
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT): 2,300,000
OR range: between and
Currency: GBP
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 60 or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 4
Title: UK-London: External Audit Services
1) Short Description: Short Description: The UK Comptroller and Auditor General, through the National Audit Office (NAO), is responsible for the financial auditing of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other central government public bodies. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms for the provision of external auditing services, to be undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General. The services to be delivered include external financial auditing services, related consultancy, advice and training. The NAO intends to let contracts for 6 of its 8 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. external auditing services. Statutory audit services. 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, and we do not intend to award bidders more than 3-4 contracts in total across Client Groups.Financial auditing services.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 74121210-8.
3) Quantity or Scope: Group 4 - The Clients in this group are: Home Office; Department for Constitutional Affairs; Law Officers' Departments and certain Parliamentary bodies. The appointed contractor is likely to have demonstrated; Ability to cover locations throughout England and some location s in Wales and Scotland they have suitable staff prepared to be 'higher level' security cleared for some work in this lot
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT): 3,400,000
OR range: between and
Currency: GBP
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 60 or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 5
Title: UK-London: External Audit Services
1) Short Description: Short Description: The UK Comptroller and Auditor General, through the National Audit Office (NAO), is responsible for the financial auditing of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other central government public bodies. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms for the provision of external auditing services, to be undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General. The services to be delivered include external financial auditing services, related consultancy, advice and training. The NAO intends to let contracts for 6 of its 8 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. external auditing services. Statutory audit services. 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, and we do not intend to award bidders more than 3-4 contracts in total across Client Groups.Financial auditing services.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 74121210-8.
3) Quantity or Scope: Group 5 - The Clients in this group are: Education & Skills; Department for Communities and Local Government; Cabinet Office The appointed contractor is likely to have demonstrated; experience and expertise in audit of grant payments. knowledge and expertise in European Commission grant regimes and the public sector education environment for some work in the lot. ability to cover locations throughout England
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT): 2,000,000
OR range: between and
Currency: GBP
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 60 or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 6
Title: UK-London: External Audit Services
1) Short Description: Short Description: The UK Comptroller and Auditor General, through the National Audit Office (NAO), is responsible for the financial auditing of UK Government Departments, their executive agencies and a wide range of other central government public bodies. The NAO is seeking to appoint firms for the provision of external auditing services, to be undertaken for and on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General. The services to be delivered include external financial auditing services, related consultancy, advice and training. The NAO intends to let contracts for 6 of its 8 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. external auditing services. Statutory audit services. 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, and we do not intend to award bidders more than 3-4 contracts in total across Client Groups.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 74121000-3. Additional Object: 74121230-4.
3) Quantity or Scope: Group 6 - The Clients in this group are: DCMS and Olympics; Lottery and Heritage; Department for Transport. The appointed contractor is likely to have demonstrated; experience and expertise in; pensions audit; Charities; tax - particularly for charity trading subsidiaries - including VAT; experience and expertise in audit of payments of grants; Audit of European Regional Development Fund claims; experience and expertise in construction audit in connection with Olympic Delivery Authority. Ability to cover locations throughout England and some locations in Scotland
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT): 2,100,000
OR range: between and
Currency: GBP
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 60 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) Group 5 - The Clients in this group are: Education & Skills; Department for Communities and Local Government; Cabinet Office The appointed contractor is likely to have demonstrated; experience and expertise in audit of grant payments. knowledge and expertise in European Commission grant regimes and the public sector education environment for some work in the lot. ability to cover locations throughout England
If known, estimated value excluding VAT (give figures only)
OR range: between 15000000
and 30000000
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 60
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) Details contained within pre-qualification questionnaire.
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)

Details contained within pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.1.4) Other particular conditions to which performance of the contract is subject (if applicable) No
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or 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 of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met Details contained within pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2) Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable) Details contained within pre-qualification questionnaire.
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) Details contained within pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.4) Reserved Contracts (if applicable) No

III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession No
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 Yes

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: Details contained within pre-qualification questionnaire.
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) EU/7/01
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 28/02/2007
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 08/03/2007
Time 17:00
IV.3.5) Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates 19/03/2007
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 30/04/2007
Time 17:00
Place (if applicable) National Audit Office Central Procurement Team B255, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9SP
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 07020702/01
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 06/02/2007


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