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06/04/2016    S67    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Midhurst: Financial and insurance services

2016/S 067-117120

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: South Downs National Park Authority
Postal address: South Downs Centre, North Street
Town: Midhurst
Postal code: GU29 9DH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: South Downs National Park Authority
For the attention of: Alan Brough
Telephone: +44 1730819202

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Recreation, culture and religion
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Corporate Financial Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
South Downs National Park.

NUTS code UKJ24,UKJ22,UKJ33

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The contract is for the provision of a comprehensive finance and accounting service for the South Downs National Park Authority. This will include financial management and accounting, medium term financial planning, preparation of annual budget, budget monitoring, year end closure of accounts and preparation of Statutory Statement of Accounts, grant claims and government returns.
Services will include creditor payment service, including the facilitating of Government Procurement Cards, debtor management, payroll, banking and treasury management, processing of all tax payments and refunds and completing all necessary returns.
The contractor will provide an internal audit service.
The contract will also cover the provision, management and hosting of ledger systems, including General Ledger, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
The contractor may also bid to carry out the role of Chief Financial Officer.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 700 000 and 800 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66000000, 66100000, 66170000, 66172000, 66500000, 66600000, 79200000, 79211110, 79211120, 79211200, 79212200, 79412000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: