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Services - 365947-2021

20/07/2021    S138

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Provision of External Audit Services to the European Court of Auditors

2021/S 138-365947

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Court of Auditors
Postal address: 12, rue Alcide de Gasperi
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU Luxembourg
Postal code: 1615
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: eca-procurement.service@eca.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4398-47157
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.eca.europa.eu
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

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

Provision of External Audit Services to the European Court of Auditors

Reference number: AO 758
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This call for tenders is aiming to award a service contract related to provision of external audit services to the European Court of Auditors: audit of annual accounts of the Court of the following years: 2021- 2025 and examination of some sample transactions randomly selected and carried out by the Court.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 195 000.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79212300 Statutory audit services
79212000 Auditing services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Luxembourg.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The subject of the contract is audit of annual accounts of the Court of the following years: 2021- 2025 and examination of some sample transactions randomly selected carried out by the Court.

The contractor shall examine the truth and fairness of the annual accounts of the Court and whether the resources assigned to the Court have been used for their intended purpose and in accordance with the principles of sound financial management, and that the control procedures put in place provide the necessary guarantees concerning the compliance of financial operations with the applicable rules and regulations such as:

• Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget (hereafter the ‘Budget’) of the Union and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 as amended in the future (hereafter the ‘FR’);

• Decision No 2-2019 of 24 January 2019 of the European Court of Auditors laying down the internal rules for the implementation of the budget;

• The audit shall be carried out in conformity with international standards on auditing.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Tenderer’s technical approach and methodology and Composition of team and organisation of the work / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

General budget of the European Union.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2021/S 028-068039
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: SG 758
Title:

Provision of External Audit Services to the European Court of Auditors

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
12/07/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 3
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: ACG Auditing & Consulting Group Srl
Postal address: Piazza Bruno Buozzi n. 3
Town: Terni
NUTS code: IT Italia
Postal code: 05100
Country: Italy
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 375 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 195 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Town: Strasbourg
Postal code: 67001
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
Internet address: http://ombudsman.europa.eu/
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Appeal to the General Court of the European Union within 2 months of the plaintiff being notified on the success or not of its tender or, failing this, of the day on which it became known to them. A complaint made to the European Ombudsman neither suspends this period nor opens a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Court of Auditors, Service des appels d'offres et contrats
Postal address: 12, rue Alcide de Gasperi
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-1615
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: eca-procurement.service@eca.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4398-47157
Internet address: http://www.eca.europa.eu
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/07/2021