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UK-London: Statutory audit services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
London Borough of Haringey
Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TR, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2084891102, Fax. +44 2084891917, Email: cputenders@haringey.gov.uk, URL: www.haringey.gov.uk
Electronic Access URL: www.delta-sourcing.com

Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above

I.2)Type of the contracting authority:
Regional or local authority

I.3) Main activity:
General Public Services

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: SERVICES
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Provision of CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Audits and Technical Support
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SERVICES
Service Category: 9

Region Codes: UKI - LONDON
II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework or a dynamic purchasing system: The notice involves the setting up of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement:

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement:
Duration in year(s): 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement:

Range between: 130,000 and 250,000
Currency: GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Statutory audit services. Energy-efficiency consultancy services. The London Borough of Haringey hosts a collaborative energy category arrangement, known as the London Energy Project (LEP). It wishes to create a framework agreement for the provision of CRC audits and CRC technical and implementation support. LB Haringey will act as the contracting authority buying these services on behalf of a number of participating local authorities, public and third sector organisations who are mentioned in this short description..

To develop in partnership with the London Energy Project (LEP) and carry out annual audits to satisfy the self verification requirements of the CRC EES Regulations and provide other energy related technical support and authoring, such as CRC implementation manuals, interpretation of Regulations, fact-sheets, data gathering and evidence pack guidance and procedures. Authorities may also require additional services that help it control/manage and/or comply with the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme. It is envisaged that this will include, but not be limited to; advice and guidance and implementation support on strategy, operations, data management, policies, procedures and evidence pack requirements and audit recommendations.

In accordance with EU/UK Procurement Directives the agreement will be accessible to all members of the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEP), Central Government Organisations, Local Government, other local or central government consortia/buying groups, third sector organisations, Police Service, Fire Service, the NHS, all academic centres, and all other publicly funded bodies including wholly owned companies of the stated Public Sector bodies.

Local Authorities in England and Wales.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG
Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Education, Universities and Colleges but NOT Independent Schools.
http://www.edubase.gov.uk/search.xhtml;jsessionid=4767F89630A039E98FE593093D577013?clear=true
Police Forces (England and Wales)
http://www.apa.police.uk/your-police-authority
Fire and Rescue Services (England and Wales)
http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs
Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships
http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=8595264

It is not possible to list the full names of all possible participants as these can be subject to change. Currently services are provided to 29 London Local, Police and Fire public sector Authorities, and some regional Authorities but it is expected that this number will increase and extend into other regions in England and Wales.

The London Energy Project has developed best practice criteria for the implementation and operation of CRCEES. It is intended that this framework agreement will build on these best practice requirements. (The best practice criteria do not form any part of the selection or award stages of this procurement process).

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
79212300 - Statutory audit services.

71314300 - Energy-efficiency consultancy services.


II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): Yes
II.1.8)Lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
II.1.9)Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: Not Provided

II.2)Quantity Or Scope Of The Contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The selected provider will be expected to have sufficient experienced auditors who also have CRC operations experieince to deliver approximately 25 - 45 CRC annual audits between May and July each year.The provider will also require the knowledge, experieince and capacity to deliver high quality technical documents and guidance material within deadline agreed as part of the framework.

II.2.2)Options: Not Provided
II.2.3)Information about renewals:
This contract is subject to renewal: Not Provided
II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion
Not Provided
Information About Lots

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As outlined in Invitation to Tender documents

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As outlined in Invitation to Tender documents

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
As outlined in Invitation to Tender documents

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: No
III.2)Conditions For Participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:

As outlined in Invitation to Tender documents
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As outlined in Invitation to Tender documents

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Technical capacity - means of proof required

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As outlined in Invitation to Tender documents
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided
III.3)Conditions Specific To Service Contracts
III.3.1)Information aboout a particular profession:
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: Not Provided
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: Not Provided
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open

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: Not Provided
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:

Date: 19/03/2012
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 13:00
Payable documents: No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/03/2012
Time: 13:00
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in month(s): 6

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 20/03/2012
Time: 14:00
Place:
Haringey Council
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: No


Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)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 information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta from 13:00hrs 13th February 2012. Tenderers shall register on this site to submit their Tender Response. If already registered, Tenderers do not need to register again and may simply use their existing usernames and passwords. There is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Tenderers shall log in, and go to the Response Manager and add the following Access Code: R27W4N937Y ensuring they follow any instruction provided there.

If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on +44 (0)845 270 7050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com

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. 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. GO-201229-PRO-3707013 TKR-201229-PRO-3707012

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Not Provided

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 09/02/2012

ANNEX A


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