Norway-Bergen: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://permalink.mercell.com/107717722.aspx
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.norceresearch.no/
Section II: Object
Auditing Services for NORCE
NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE) is a new and future-orientated research institute with a broad professional range and expertise. We delivery research and innovation within energy, health, climate, environment, society and technology. Our solutions answer central social challenges and contribute to creating value locally, nationally and globally.
NORCE was established in 2017, and in 2018 the following research institutes merged with NORCE:
— Agderforskning AS,
— Christian Michelsen Research AS,
— International Research Institute of Stavanger AS,
— Uni Research AS and Teknova AS.
NORUT Northern Research Institute AS merged with NORCE in April 2019. Uni Research Polytec AS is expected to merge with NORCE in November 2019.
NORCE has their main office in Bergen, and activities in Tromsø, Stavanger, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Grimstad and Oslo. The group has approx. 1,000 employees and more than 1,500 ongoing projects at any given time.
See www.norceresearch.no for further information on NORCE.
NORCE needs to enter into a framework agreement for auditing services.
NORCE has owner interest in numerous companies. The following Norwegian majority owned limited branches and daughter companies must be included in the tender contest:
— NORCE Innovation AS, Hole in One Producer AS,
— Gender Guide AS,
— Traction Tool AS,
— Biosentrum AS,
— Risavika Bio-Manufacturing AS,
— Tecom AS,
— Indikel AS,
— Offshore Sensing AS,
— Prototech AS,
— Clean Power AS,
— Gexcon AS,
— Gexcon Certification AS,
— Nasjonalt utviklingssenter for barn og unge AS,
— Nordisk Institutt for Odontologiske Materialer AS,
— Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress AS,
— Barents Biocentre AS, and
— IRIS Software AS.
The objective of the call for tenders is to enter into a framework agreement for companies included in the NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, including the above specified branches and daughter companies' total requirements for statutory financial audit in accordance with the Auditor Act's §2-1. The NORCE group accounts must also be audited. The audit must comply with all requirements given in the Norwegian laws, regulations and good audit practise. The auditing services must apply from and including the fiscal year 2019. The contract period is three (3) years with a planned commencement on 15.11.2019. Option for one (1) year extension.
The estimated contract value is approx. 3 500 000 NOK per annum. This is a non-binding estimate in accordance with the contracting authority's current company structure and best judgement. The actual value may be higher or lower than the stated estimate.
A detailed description of the delivery is in Appendix 1 of the contract.
Option for 1 year extension.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information