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UK-Victoria: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987000, Email: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
Contact: Central Procurement Team (CPT)
Main Address: www.nao.org.uk, Address of the buyer profile: www.nao.org.uk/about-us/working-with-and-for-us/supplying-the-nao
NUTS Code: UKI

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: Framework agreement for Financial Audit and Assurance Services
Reference number: 2015/S 238-432671

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
79200000 - Accounting, auditing and fiscal services.


II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: A framework agreement where the services to be provided are expected to cover a wide range of resource and expertise and are expected to include, but are not limited to, external audit services, including providing reasonable assurance that income and expenditure have been applied to the purposes intended by Parliament, and that financial transactions conform to the authorities which govern them ('regularity'), as well as IT audits and information assurance work, related consultancy and provision of staff support and advice and training. This could require firms to undertake a range of work including, but not limited to, complete audits, the provision of specialist expertise on specific account or audit areas, and the provision of contract staff to work as part of NAO audit teams.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 40,000,000

Currency:GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
Not Provided

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UK - UNITED KINGDOM

Main site or place of performance:
UNITED KINGDOM


II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The services to be provided are expected to cover a wide range of resource and expertise and are expected to include, but are not limited to, external audit services, including providing reasonable assurance that income and expenditure have been applied to the purposes intended by Parliament, and that financial transactions conform to the authorities which govern them ('regularity'), as well as IT audits and information assurance work, related consultancy and provision of staff support and advice and training. This could require firms to undertake a range of work including, but not limited to, complete audits, the provision of specialist expertise on specific account or audit areas, and the provision of contract staff to work as part of NAO audit teams.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Ethics and values / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Relevant experience / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Resourcing and quality control / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Insight and efficiency / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Communications and feedback / Weighting: 10

Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30


II.2.11) Information about options
Options: No


II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


II.2.14) Additional information: Not Provided


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open


IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: Yes


IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 238-432671



IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: Not Provided
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 04/04/2016

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: Yes

Contractor (No.1)
PWC LLP UK
10 Bricket Road, St. Albans, Herts, AL1 3JX, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: No

Contractor (No.2)
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Grant Thornton House, Melton Street, London, NW1 2EP, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: No

Contractor (No.3)
Deloitte LLP
1 City Square, Leeds, LS1 2AL, United States
NUTS Code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: No

Contractor (No.4)
KPMG LLP
15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5GL, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: No

Contractor (No.5)
Moore Stephens LLP
150 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4AB, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: No

Contractor (No.6)
Mazars LLP
Tower Bridge House, St. Katherin's Way, London, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: No

Contractor (No.7)
BDO LLP
55 Baker Street, London, W1U 7EU, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: Yes

Contractor (No.8)
Ernst & Young LLP
1 More London Place, London, SE1 2SF, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: Not Provided
Total value of the contract/lot: 40,000,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=203132713

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 14/06/2016






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