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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Blackpool: Statutory Financial Audit Services
Blackpool Council
03 September 2019
02 October 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure

Notice Abstract

The appointment of a suitable company is required in order to undertake full statutory audits for Blackpool Council's Wholly Owned Companies.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Blackpool Council

PO Box 4




Contact person: Miss Kate Faulkner

Telephone: +44 1253478989



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

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 Statutory Financial Audit Services Including the Production of Full Statutory Accounts and Filing with Companies House

Reference number: DN431892

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The appointment of a suitable company is required in order to undertake full statutory audits for Blackpool Council's Wholly Owned Companies.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)




II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The appointment of a suitable company is required in order to undertake full statutory audits including report and opinion to the Directors of Blackpool Housing Company Limited, Blackpool Operating Company Ltd, Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd, Blackpool Transport Services Ltd, Blackpool Coastal Housing Ltd, the Blackpool Airport suite of Ltd Companies, Blackpool Waste Services Ltd and Lancashire Management Operations Ltd as to whether the financial statements represent a true and fair view of each of the company’s affairs, production of statutory accounts and filing of the same at Companies House.

Wholly owned companies created within the contract period will be included in this contract.

Additional requirements exist in relation to:

— Blackpool Operating Company Ltd defined pension benefit scheme,

— group companies taxation advice and services,

— company valuations.

For the full specification of requirements, please refer to the tender documents at the web address below:

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The initial contract is for one audit cycle (approximately 12 months) with the option to extend for a further 3 audit cycles on a 1 + 1 + 1 basis.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 02/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The Hight Court of Justice



VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice