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Services - 356979-2022

Submission deadline has been amended by:  425225-2022
01/07/2022    S125

Ireland-Cork: Business and management consultancy services

2022/S 125-356979

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Gas Networks Ireland on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Gasworks Road
Town: Cork
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Postal code: Cork
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Tender Admin
E-mail: Tenders@gasnetworks.ie
Telephone: +353 0214239065
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.gasnetworks.ie
Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/376
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.etenders.gov.ie
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.etenders.gov.ie
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.etenders.gov.ie
I.6)Main activity
Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

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

22/013 - Framework for the Provision of External Audit, Taxation Compliance, Financial, Taxation and Related Services, Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services to Gas Networks Ireland.

Reference number: 22/013
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

It is anticipated that the Frameworks will cover the following services for a three year period with Gas Networks Ireland and an option to extend, for further periods up to a total maximum of two years at the sole discretion of Gas Networks Ireland. The term of a contract awarded under a framework agreement may extend beyond the term of the relevant framework agreement.

Lots 1 and 2 will be awarded as separate single supplier frameworks. Immediately upon conclusion of these single supplier frameworks, contracts will be put in place between Gas Networks Ireland and the winner of each respective Lot.

Lot 3, Lot 4, and Lot 5 will be set up as multi-supplier frameworks with service providers appointed to a Framework. Contracts will be awarded to service providers appointed to these Frameworks in accordance with the terms of the relevant framework agreements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

22/013 - External Audit

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66171000 Financial consultancy services
79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
79211000 Accounting services
79211200 Compilation of financial statements services
79212000 Auditing services
79212100 Financial auditing services
79212200 Internal audit services
79212300 Statutory audit services
79212500 Accounting review services
79221000 Tax consultancy services
79222000 Tax-return preparation services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Main site or place of performance:

Cork/Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Single supplier framework for External Audit services. All Framework Users will be entitled to use the framework.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for further periods up to a total maximum of 2 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 1
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Framework agreement(s) duration of 3 years with an option to extend for further for periods up to a total maximum of two years.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

You must submit through the eTenders system before the deadline. The system will automatically lockdown at the exact time specified in the PQQ documents. Tenders that are not fully uploaded by the response deadline will not be accepted by the system.

Please submit via the eTenders system not later than 12:00hrs local time on Tues 02nd Aug 2022. Help Guides: www.etenders.gov.ie/system-user-guides

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

22/013 - Taxation Compliance

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66171000 Financial consultancy services
79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
79211000 Accounting services
79211200 Compilation of financial statements services
79212000 Auditing services
79212100 Financial auditing services
79212200 Internal audit services
79212300 Statutory audit services
79212500 Accounting review services
79221000 Tax consultancy services
79222000 Tax-return preparation services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Main site or place of performance:

Cork/Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Single supplier framework for Taxation Compliance services. All Framework Users will be entitled to use the framework.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for further periods up to a total maximum of 2 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 1
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Framework agreement(s) duration of 3 years with an option to extend for further for periods up to a total maximum of two years.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

You must submit through the eTenders system before the deadline. The system will automatically lockdown at the exact time specified in the PQQ documents. Tenders that are not fully uploaded by the response deadline will not be accepted by the system. Please submit via the eTenders system not later than 12:00hrs local time on Tues 02nd Aug 2022.Help Guides: www.etenders.gov.ie/system-user-guides

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

22/013 - Other Financial, Taxation and Related Services

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66171000 Financial consultancy services
79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
79211000 Accounting services
79211200 Compilation of financial statements services
79212000 Auditing services
79212100 Financial auditing services
79212200 Internal audit services
79212300 Statutory audit services
79212500 Accounting review services
79221000 Tax consultancy services
79222000 Tax-return preparation services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Main site or place of performance:

Cork/Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Multi-supplier framework for Other Financial, Taxation and Related Services. All Framework Users will be entitled to use the framework.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for further periods up to a total maximum of 2 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Framework agreement(s) duration of 3 years with an option to extend for further for periods up to a total maximum of two years.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

You must submit through the eTenders system before the deadline. The system will automatically lockdown at the exact time specified in the PQQ documents. Tenders that are not fully uploaded by the response deadline will not be accepted by the system. Please submit via the eTenders system not later than 12:00hrs local time on Tues 02nd Aug 2022. Help Guides: www.etenders.gov.ie/system-user-guides

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

22/013 - Internal Audit

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66171000 Financial consultancy services
79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
79211000 Accounting services
79211200 Compilation of financial statements services
79212000 Auditing services
79212100 Financial auditing services
79212200 Internal audit services
79212300 Statutory audit services
79212500 Accounting review services
79221000 Tax consultancy services
79222000 Tax-return preparation services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Main site or place of performance:

Cork/Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Multi-supplier framework for Internal Audit. All Framework Users will be entitled to use the framework.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for further periods up to a total maximum of 2 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 2
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Framework agreement(s) duration of 3 years with an option to extend for further for periods up to a total maximum of two years.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

You must submit through the eTenders system before the deadline. The system will automatically lockdown at the exact time specified in the PQQ documents. Tenders that are not fully uploaded by the response deadline will not be accepted by the system.

Please submit via the eTenders system not later than 12:00hrs local time on Tues 02nd Aug 2022. Help Guides: www.etenders.gov.ie/system-user-guides

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

22/013 - Risk & Risk Specialist Services (All Services)

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66171000 Financial consultancy services
79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
79211000 Accounting services
79211200 Compilation of financial statements services
79212000 Auditing services
79212100 Financial auditing services
79212200 Internal audit services
79212300 Statutory audit services
79212500 Accounting review services
79221000 Tax consultancy services
79222000 Tax-return preparation services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Main site or place of performance:

Cork/Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Risk Services

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for further periods up to a total maximum of 2 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Framework agreement(s) duration of 3 years with an option to extend for further for periods up to a total maximum of two years.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

You must submit through the eTenders system before the deadline. The system will automatically lockdown at the exact time specified in the PQQ documents. Tenders that are not fully uploaded by the response deadline will not be accepted by the system.

Please submit via the eTenders system not later than 12:00hrs local time on Tues 02nd Aug 2022. Help Guides: www.etenders.gov.ie/system-user-guides

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Please refer to tender documents

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Please refer to PQQ documents

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Requests to participate may be submitted by single entities or by groups of service providers. A group will not be required to convert into a specific legal form in order to submit a request to participate, but may if the Contracting Entity considers it necessary to ensure that the contract is carried out to its satisfaction, be required to do so prior to award of the contract. The Contracting Entity also reserves the right to contract with each member of the group on the basis of joint and several liability, or with one member of the group as a main contractor with a number of sub-contractors or on any other basis as the Contracting Entity considers appropriate.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Please refer to tender documents

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 14
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 02/08/2022
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

In order to apply for any of Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4, Lot 5(a) and/or Lot 5(b), Applicants must also apply for Lot 1, except in certain limited circumstances. See Item D6 of the Particulars in the PQQ in this regard.

Please submit via the eTenders system not later than 12:00hrs local time on Tuesday 02nd August 2022.

Help Guides: www.etenders.gov.ie/system-user-guides

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: High Court Central Office, Four Courts, Inns Quay,
Town: Dublin
Country: Ireland
E-mail: highcourtcentraloffice@courts.ie
Telephone: +353 18886000
Internet address: http://www.courts.ie
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Please refer to Statutory Instrument 131 of 2010, European Communities (Award of Contracts by Utility Undertaking) (Review Procedures) Regulations 2010 (and in particular Regulation 7 and 10(2)).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28/06/2022