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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
General public services
Type: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 007-010351

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Lancashire County Council
2nd Floor CCP, County Hall
Preston
PR1 8XJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Patten
Telephone: +44 1772536452
E-mail: contractscorporate@lancashire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD43

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.4)

Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority

I.5)

Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title:

Provision of External Audit and Taxation Advisory Services.

Reference number: AP/CORP/LCC/16/539

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
79212000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

Provision of external audit and taxation advisory services for Lancashire County Developments Limited and Marketing Lancashire Limited.

The tender comprised 3 Lots:

— Lot 1: External Audit Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

— Lot 2: Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

— Lot 3: Combined External Audit and Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

Tenderers could bid for Lot 1 and/or Lot 2. If tenderers bid for Lot 1 and Lot 2, then they had to provide a price for Lot 3. Tenderers could not bid for Lot 3 only.

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.1.7)

Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 135 000.00 GBP

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

External Audit Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
79200000
79210000
79212100
79212300

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD43

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

External Audit Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Approach / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Strength and experience of team / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Continuity and quality of service / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Social value / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 50

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will run for 24 months with the option to extend for any number of defined periods so long as the maximum duration of the contract(s) does not exceed 48 months.

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
79221000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD43

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited require an External Taxation Advisor to provide tax advice and planning services.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Approach / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Strength and experience of team / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Continuity and quality of service / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Social value / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 50

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will run for 24 months with the option to extend for any number of defined periods so long as the maximum duration of the contract(s) does not exceed 48 months.

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Combined External Audit and Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
79221000
79212300
79212100
79200000
79210000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD43

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Combined External Audit and Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Total quality from lot 1 and lot 2 / Weighting: 50
Price - Weighting: 50

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will run for 24 months with the option to extend for any number of defined periods so long as the maximum duration of the contract(s) does not exceed 48 months.

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

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.1.6)

Information about electronic auction

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: 2016/S 197-355182

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: 1
Lot No: 3
Title:

Combined External Audit and Taxation Advisor Services for Marketing Lancashire Limited and Lancashire County Developments Limited Group.

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)

Award of contract

V.2.1)

Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/01/2017

V.2.2)

Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 6
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 6
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no

V.2.3)

Name and address of the contractor
Beever and Struthers Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors
St George's House, 215-219 Chester Road
Manchester
M15 4JE
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKD
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: 180 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 135 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)

Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)

Additional information:

Following evaluation, the awarding of Lot 3 was identified as the most economically advantageous solution as compared to individual awards of Lot 1 and Lot 2.

Please note that this procurement is for external audit and taxation advisory services for Lancashire County Developments Ltd (LCDL) and Marketing Lancashire Limited.

LCDL is a company limited by guarantee and is a Company under the control of Lancashire County Council within the meaning of Part V of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. There are no employees in any of the companies. All staffing resources are provided by Lancashire County Council (LCC).

Marketing Lancashire Limited is a company limited by guarantee with Lancashire County Council as the sole member.

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
Lancashire County Council
Preston
PR1 8XJ
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)

Review procedure

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/01/2017