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T13-84 Strategic Alliance Agreement for Audit North.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
University Hospital of North Tees
Contact point(s): Procurement and Supplies
For the attention of: Rob Mooney
TS19 8PE Hardwick
Telephone: +44 1642624790

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: As above.

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Health Authority
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
T13-84 Strategic Alliance Agreement for Audit North.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UKC11

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Accounting, auditing and fiscal services. Accounting and auditing services. Auditing services. Financial auditing services. Internal audit services. Fraud audit services. Audit North is a leading not-for-profit provider of internal audit, IS assurance and counter fraud services to the public sector in the North of England. Our heritage is from the NHS, which remains a key focus for our services. Our team members have years of experience throughout the public and not for profit sectors.
To support our continuing business development, we are seeking a partner for a strategic alliance.
The preferred partner will have a proven track record in .....
- Developing existing and new markets
- Experience of partnering with Public Sector IA consortium
- Experience of working with the NHS
And will bring the following to the alliance .....
- ..Access to market leading services and technology at a disolved rate
- ..The opportunity to work collaboratively on new audits of interest
- ..Training and other investment
The focus of the relationship will be .....
- ..Supporting existing business arrangements
- ..Developing new business opportunities
- ..Improving quality of service offering
Audit North seeks a framework agreement which would create the potential for similar IA organisations to access services from our partner through us.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000, 79210000, 79212000, 79212100, 79212200, 79212400

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other 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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons 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
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 2: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per PQQ Evaluation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 27.2.2014 - 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
21.3.2014 - 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.

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GO Reference: GO-2014117-PRO-5397397.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
University Hospital of North Tees
TS19 8PE Hardwick
Telephone: +44 1642624782

Body responsible for mediation procedures

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
University Hospital of North Tees
TS19 8PE Hardwick
Telephone: +44 1642624782

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
University Hospital of North Tees
TS19 8PE Hardwick
Telephone: +44 1642624790

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: