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GB-London: Accounting and auditing services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
Title: GB-London: Accounting and auditing services.
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road , Victoria , London, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. 0207 798 7372, Email: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
Contact: Mark Fox

I.2)Type of contracting authority and main activity or activities
Body governed by public law
Other: Audit
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: External Audit Services Lot 2-3
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works:
SERVICES

Service Category: 9

Region Codes: UKI - LONDON
II.1.3)The notice involves:
Not Provided
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Accounting and auditing services. Statutory audit services. Accounting and auditing services. Statutory audit services. The NAO is headed by the Comptroller and AuditorGeneral (C&AG), and is one of the United Kingdom's main public sector audit bodies.
Independent of government, it has responsibility for: auditing the accounts of government departments and theirrelated bodies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, executive agencies (but not local government) and certaingovernment owned companies; examining the regularity of their expenditure; assessing risk to financial controland accountability; and reviewing the value for money of programmes, projects and activities.
The services to be provided include external financial audit services, IT audits, related consultancy, provision ofstaff support and advice and training. Previously the NAO brigaded its areas of work into eight major groups ofclients. The contracts for five of these client groupings are due to expire and the NAO intends to replace the fivegroupings with two groupings and to let contracts to appoint a minimum of three firms to each of the two newgroupings. The contract will commence with work to support the audits of the 2011-12 accounts and terminatewith the 2013-14 accounts, however, the NAO has the option to extend each contract to allow for the audit of the2014-15 accounts. This will include firms undertaking complete audits on the NAO's behalf, combined deliveryteams and senior management led relationship arrangements.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary:
79210000 - Accounting and auditing services.
79212300 - Statutory audit services.
II.1.6)Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Not Provided

II.2)Total Final Value Of Contract(s)
Value: 13950000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes


Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Restricted
IV.2)Award Criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:

Criteria - Weighting

Understanding of Government accountability and operations, the role of the NAO, and how financial audit work is conducted - 10.0
Capacity for partnership working, including collaborative working, knowledge transfer, secondments, and training. Strategic input into financial audits. - 20.0
Organisation and administration, including project, contract and relationship management. - 5.0
Experience in delivering similar outputs and evidence that all outputs can be met, including quality of key personnel and the bidding organisation and breadth and depth of suitable resource. Ability to meet the NAO requirements specified, including the provision of specialist skills, and the impact of conflicts of interest on the ability to deliver outputs. - 35.0
Price including any discounts and any proposals to reduce the impact of future potential inflationary increases. - 30.0

IV.2.2)An electronic auction has been used:Yes

IV.3)Administrative Information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: Not Provided
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No


Section V: Award Of Contract

1: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 21/07/2011
V.2)Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: KPMG
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 2450000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes
V.5)The Contract Is Likely To Be Sub-Contracted: No


2: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 21/07/2011
V.2)Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: Deloitte
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 2450000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes
V.5)The Contract Is Likely To Be Sub-Contracted: Not Provided

3: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 21/07/2011
V.2)Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: Moore Stephens
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 2450000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes
V.5)The Contract Is Likely To Be Sub-Contracted: Not Provided

4: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 21/07/2011
V.2)Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: PKF
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 1320000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes
V.5)The Contract Is Likely To Be Sub-Contracted: Not Provided

5: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 21/07/2011
V.2)Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: Grant Thornton
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 1320000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes
V.5)The Contract Is Likely To Be Sub-Contracted: Not Provided

6: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 21/07/2011
V.2)Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: KPMG
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 1320000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes
V.5)The Contract Is Likely To Be Sub-Contracted: Not Provided

7: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 21/07/2011
V.2)Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: Deloitte
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 1320000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes
V.5)The Contract Is Likely To Be Sub-Contracted: Not Provided

8: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 21/07/2011
V.2)Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: PwC
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 1320000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes
V.5)The Contract Is Likely To Be Sub-Contracted: Not Provided

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Contract related to a project and/or programme financed by Community Funds: No

VI.2)Additional Information:
GO-2011915-PRO-2635945 TKR-2011915-PRO-2635944
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Email: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.4)Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 15/09/2011


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