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Tile United Kingdom-London: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
OJEU (High Value) 424379-2019
Type Invitation to tender
Date Published 2019-09-10
Deadline 2019-10-07 12:00:00
Nature Of Contract Service contract
Awarding Authority
Awarding Criteria The most economic tender
Procedure Open procedure

Description :
CONTRACT NOTICE


Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: London Borough of Barnet Council
Postal address: 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale
Town: London
Postal code: NW9 4EW
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 2083597212
E-mail: procurement@barnet.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI
Main address (URL): www.barnetsourcing.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile (URL): www.barnetsourcing.co.uk

Communication
I.3) Procurement documents
(URL):www.barnetsourcing.co.uk

Additional Information
I.3.4) Additional information can be obtained from:
I.3.6)Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
www.barnetsourcing.co.uk
I.4) Type of the contracting authority: REGIONAL AUTHORITY

Main Activity
I.5.1) Main Activity: GENERAL PUBLIC SERVICES

Section II: Object of Contract


Title:

Audit Assurance and Advisory Service

Reference number: 701992

II.1.4) Short description

London Borough of Barnet wishes to establish 4 single provider lots under a framework agreement to provide audit, assurance, and advisory services. Barnet are lead and working with London Boroughs group: Barnet (‘the Authority’) Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Waltham Forest, Westminster. Other local authorities interested in framework agreement are named specifically in tender documents. The framework will allow access to other local authorities https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council Greater London Authority group; Registered Social Landlords, Tenant Management Organisations, Arm’s Length Management Organisations https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-registered-providers-of-social-housing

Health Authorities Councils Boards and Trusts https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/NHSTrustListing.aspx

Police forces https://www.police.uk/forces/

Fire and rescue services http://www.cfoa.org.uk/12072

II.01) Estimated value excluding VAT:
GBP 50000000.00

Information about lots
II.1.6) This contract is divided into lots: yes



Description: Item/Lot 1
Title:

Advisory Services

II.2.1) Lot No: 2
NUTS code: UKI
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:

London Boroughs and contracting authorities.

II.1.4) Short description

The successful tenderer will provide appropriate resources to the authorities as required for other advisory pieces of work. This could range from helping an authority develop efficiency plans to carrying out independent investigations or supporting projects of strategic importance.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

II.02.07) Duration in months 48
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years is detailed within IV.1.3) of this notice.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 2
Title:

Risk Management

II.2.1) Lot No: 3
NUTS code: UKI
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:

London Boroughs and contracting authorities.

II.1.4) Short description

The lot requirement is to provide resource and experience of risk management techniques to help the authorities develop their risk management arrangements and provide practical solutions on how to embed these into the organisation. Risks contained within the risk management system will partially inform the internal audit plan and meetings with stakeholders. It is vital that the authorities’ risk management arrangements are fit for purpose.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

II.02.07) Duration in months 48
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years is identified in IV.1.3) of this notice.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 3
Title:

Anti-Fraud

II.2.1) Lot No: 4
NUTS code: UKI
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:

London Boroughs and contracting authorities.

II.1.4) Short description

The requirement is to address fraud risks through proactive/reactive work to prevent and detect fraud, internally including contractors and/or externally residents. The successful contractor is to support the anti-fraud work within each authority, the internal audit plan anti-fraud controls and arrangements and anti-fraud team(s) investigations to prevent, detect and evidence fraudulent activity. Benefits fraud is excluded from the scope.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

II.02.07) Duration in months 48
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years is identified in IV.1.3) of this notice.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 4
Title:

Internal Audit (Core Audit and Specialist)

II.2.1) Lot No: 1
NUTS code: UKI
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:

London Boroughs and contracting authorities.

II.1.4) Short description

Internal audit is part of corporate governance arrangements delivering independent and objective key risk assessments to confirm effective management across the organisation whether delivered in house, outsourced or via alternative delivery models. Internal audit work with key stakeholders and issue assurance reports. Internal audit has a proactive role enabling the organisation to deliver change, manage risk with right controls in place.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

II.02.07) Duration in months 48
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years is detailed in IV.1.3) of this notice.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1.2.4) Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: the economic operator must meet the requirements set out in Regulation 57 (Exclusion Grounds) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

III.2.3) Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open
IV.1.3) The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

IV.1.3) Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement 4
IV.1.3) In the case of framework agreements – justification for any duration exceeding 4 years

Best Value and to address potential investment required by the provider. The longer term arrangement (4 years + extension 1 +1 years) is to encourage many public sector bodies to join the framework and to achieve competitive price being offered by bidders. This will enable contract end date alignment to support London Audit Group procuring a pan-London multi-supplier framework.


IV.02.01) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.02.02) Date 2019-10-07
IV.02.02) Local time 12:00


IV.02.06) Duration in months (from the date stated for receipt of tender): 6
IV.02.07) Conditions for opening of tenders
IV.02.07) Date 2019-10-07
IV.02.07) Local time 14:00
IV.02.07) Place

London Borough of Barnet.


Additional information:

Officers in accordance with contract procedure rules.


Section V: Complementary information


VI.2.1) Electonic ordering will be used
VI.2.2) Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.2.3) Electronic payment will be used

Additional information:

This opportunity is available on the London Borough of Barnet's (the Authority’s) sourcing portal www.barnetsourcing.co.uk

Registration is required on the system. Technical assistance can be accessed through support@curtisfitchglobal.com if difficulties are experienced when using the portal.

Please email procurement@barnet.gov.uk if the difficulties are not resolved or general clarifications are sought.

(MT Ref:216835)


Review body:
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: UK
URL: www.barnetsourcing.co.uk

Section VI

VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2019-09-06

English Language Unavailable

CPV Codes
79200000; 79210000; 79212000; 79212100; 79212200; 79212400; Accounting, auditing and fiscal services; Accounting and auditing services; Auditing services; Financial auditing services; Internal audit services; Fraud audit services;

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