Call for tenders' details

- New date for opening of tenders: 7 April 2021 11h00 - Updated model offer (including a new form 10) has been published
Title:
Provision of External Audit Services to the European Court of Auditors
Contracting authority:
European Court of Auditors (ECA)
TED publication date:
10/02/2021
Time limit for receipt of tenders:
31/03/2021
Status:
Closed
Information
AO 758
Provision of External Audit Services to the European Court of Auditors
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.
Services
Open procedure
Closed
Checked
Public contract
Best price-quality ratio
375000.00 EUR
375000.00 EUR
79210000
LU
Additional CPV Supplementary CPV
79212300
79212000
Conditions for participation
Tenderers that are in one of the situations described in Articles 136 and 141 of the Financial Regulation shall be excluded from participation in this open call for tenders and not be awarded the contract.Tenderers must be legally capable of performing the service contract they apply for. A declaration on honour on the exclusion and selection criteria (Annex 3 of the invitation to tender — Form 5), dated and duly signed by an authorised representative of the tenderer, shall be provided with the tender. The following documents as regards the legal capacity shall be requested from the tenderers to whom the award of the contract might be proposed:(a) proof of entry on the professional or trade register under the conditions laid down by legislation in the country in which the tenderers reside;(b) a legible copy of the notice of appointment of the person(s) authorised to represent the tenderer in concluding contracts, if it is not included in the above-mentioned document.
Tenderers must have the necessary economic and financial capacity to perform the contract in compliance with the contractual provisions, taking into account its value and scale. If, in the light of the information supplied by the tenderer, the Court has doubts about his financial capacity, or if it is clearly insufficient for performance of the contract, the tender may be rejected without the tenderer being able to claim any financial compensation.A declaration on honour on the exclusion and selection criteria (Annex 3 of the invitation to tender — Form 5), dated and duly signed by an authorised representative of the tenderer, shall be provided with the tender. The following documents as regards the economic and financial capacity shall be requested from the tenderers to whom the award of the contract might be proposed:(a) a statement of overall turnover and a specific turnover concerning the services covered by this call for tender (statutory audit), realised over the past 3 financial years, for which accounts have been closed;(b) audited financial statements (balance sheets and profit and loss accounts) for at least the last three financial years for which accounts have been closed, or equivalent documentation (e.g. where company law in the country in which the tenderer is established does not require publication of balance sheet);(c) proof of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
In respect of the contract, which is the subject of this invitation to tender, the Court requires tenderers to have the following minimum levels of economic and financial capacity:(a) the average annual turnover in the field of statutory audit of accounts in the past 3 financial years for which accounts have been closed must be at least EUR 150 000.
Tenderers must have the necessary technical and professional capacity to enable them to perform the contract in compliance with the contractual provisions, taking into account its value and scale. If, in the light of the information supplied by the tenderer, the Court has doubts about a tenderer's technical and professional capacity, or if it is clearly insufficient for performance of the contract, the tender may be rejected without the tenderer being able to claim any financial compensation.A declaration on honour on the exclusion and selection criteria (Annex 3 of the invitation to tender — Form 5), dated and duly signed by an authorised representative of the tenderer, shall be provided with the tender.The following documents as regards the technical and professional capacity shall be provided with the tender:(a) copy of the authorisation to carry out the statutory audit of accounts issued by the relevant authority of the member state in which the tenderer is established;(b) a list of at least 5 relevant contracts/projects carried out in the last 3 years concerning the statutory audit of accounts, proving at least 3 years of experience in the audit sector (statutory audit of accounts and in audit of Internal Control Systems (including IT and IT security)). At least one of the contracts/projects must refer to statutory audit of accounts carried out in a national or international public body;(c) a description of CAATS packages or other IT applications supporting the audit process;(d) a description of the quality control and quality assurance procedures for the provision of statutory audit of accounts;(e) a declaration and description of data protection assurance measures in place to show compliance with the data protection Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.
(a) the tenderer must be duly authorised to provide statutory audit of accounts;(b) the tenderer shall have at least 3 (three) years' proven experience in statutory audit of accounts and in audit of Internal Control Systems (including IT and IT security);(c) the tenderer shall have executed in the last 3 years at least 5 (five) similar contracts/projects (similar in terms of scope ‘Statutory audit’);(d) at least one of the contracts/projects must refer to statutory audit of accounts carried out in a national or international public body;(e) the tenderer shall dispose IT applications supporting the audit process (CAATS or other);(f) the tenderer shall have quality control and quality assurance procedures in place for the provision of statutory audit of accounts;(g) the tenderer shall have data protection assurance measures in place to show compliance with the data protection Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.
Milestones
10/02/2021 00:00
31/03/2021 16:00
07/04/2021 11:00
Lots The call for tenders has no lots.
Notices
Reference Notice type Publication date
2021/S 045-109183
Corrigendum
05/03/2021 00:00
2021/S 028-068039
Contract notice
10/02/2021 00:00