Skip to main content

We've saved some files called cookies on your device. These cookies are:

  • essential for the site to work
  • to help improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it

We would also like to save some cookies to help tailor communications.

You're viewing an updated version of this service - your feedback will help us to improve it.

02 Contract Notice

Provision of External Audit Services

  • First published: 24 January 2023
  • Last modified: 24 January 2023

The buyer is not using this website to administer the notice.

To record your interest or obtain additional information or documents please find instructions within the Full Notice Text. (NOTE: Contract Award Notices and Prior Information Notices do not normally require a response)



Published by:
Pembrokeshire College
Authority ID:
Publication date:
24 January 2023
Deadline date:
06 March 2023
Notice type:
02 Contract Notice
Has documents:
Has SPD:
Has Carbon Reduction Plan:


External Audit is responsible for forming an independent opinion on the College’s accounts and other Financial Statements which are to be laid before the Governing Body CPV: 79212000, 79212300, 79212100, 79210000, 79200000.

Full notice text

Contract notice

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Pembrokeshire College

Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


SA61 1SZ


Contact person: Donna Barker



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

Other: College

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Provision of External Audit Services

Reference number: PCT313

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

External Audit is responsible for forming an independent opinion on the College’s accounts and other Financial Statements which are to be laid before the Governing Body

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00  GBP

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

External Audit is responsible for forming an independent opinion on the College’s accounts and other Financial Statements which are to be laid before the Governing Body. The annual External Audit report will state whether, in the opinion of the External Audit Service Provider, the Financial Statements give a true and fair view of the financial position of the College. In order to provide this assurance, the External Audit Service Provider will carry out whatever examination of the statements, and their underlying records and control systems, is necessary to reach its opinion on the statements.

The external audit service is currently provided by PwC and has been since the last tender exercise. The current external auditors are TIAA. The Welsh Government Audit Code of Practice prevents the same firm providing both services.

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

Start: 01/08/2023

End: 31/07/2026

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

2 years extension in 1 year increments

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Tender exercise is being run on etenderwales Bravo portal

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

CCAB Member

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

Participation is reserved to a particular profession: Yes

Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

CCAB Member

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: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 06/03/2023

Local time: 10:00

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


IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/03/2023

Local time: 10:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Either in 3, 4 or 5 years. Dependent on if the extension options are used

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

(WA Ref:128427)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand




Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice



Commodity categories

ID Title Parent category
79210000 Accounting and auditing services Accounting, auditing and fiscal services
79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79212000 Auditing services Accounting and auditing services
79212100 Financial auditing services Auditing services
79212300 Statutory audit services Auditing services

Delivery locations

ID Description
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)

Alert region restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

ID Description
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

Document family

Notice details
Publication date:
24 January 2023
Deadline date:
06 March 2023 00:00
Notice type:
02 Contract Notice
Authority name:
Pembrokeshire College
Publication date:
04 July 2023
Notice type:
03 Contract Award Notice - Successful Supplier(s)
Authority name:
Pembrokeshire College

About the buyer

Main contact:
Admin contact:
Technical contact:
Other contact:

Further information

Date Details
No further information has been uploaded.

0800 222 9004

Lines are open 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau'n Gymraeg.

We welcome calls in Welsh.