Services - 60261-2020

06/02/2020    S26

United Kingdom-Bristol: Accounting and auditing services

2020/S 026-060261

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other
Postal address: MOD Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK1 Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Alex Postlethwaite
E-mail: alex.postlethwaite102@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067937556
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support/about
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Finance Support Partner

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The UK MOD's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) is notifying the market of a potential forthcoming procurement to appoint a finance support partner.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK1 Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Main site or place of performance:

Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

DE&S is seeking to place a contract that should enable direct resource support from appropriately qualified and experienced individuals to cover specific assignments, and for task-based activities with clearly defined deliverables in a fixed time period.

The range of services to be provided includes:

— financial accounting — transaction analysis and processing,

— accounting treatment advice and analysis – of extant contracts and planned,

— management accounts reporting,

— inventory accounting,

— annual accounts and reports,

— audit and compliance services – internal control and compliance (ISO9001),

— forensic accounting,

— systems accounting advice and support.

This arrangement will exclude project cost modelling and support to P3M Earned Value Management (EVM) related activities which are already provided for in other DE&S delivery partner contracts.

II.2.14)Additional information

A dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire may be issued after receipt of expressions of interest.

The authority is interested in suppliers who have a local base in Bristol.

The contractor will be responsible for any travel to/from MOD Abbey Wood.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
24/02/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk

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Suppliers must log in, go to your response manager and add the following access code: JQ5VU6TCK4.

Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.

Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

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GO Reference: GO-202023-DCB-15924466

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
03/02/2020