The States of Jersey seeks to procure a supplier that will deliver Independent Client Financial Advisor services relating to the delivery of the planned future hospital project as follows:
Outline Scope of the Services: the Financial Advisor will be retained to provide advice, guidance and counsel required to deliver financial, commercial and economic elements of the Business Cases and Feasibility Strategy, as one part of the Independent Client Advisor Team (the “ICA Team”). Leadership of the preparation of the Businesses Cases and the Feasibility Study will be by others (within the ICA Team);
Full details can be found within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
PLEASE NOTE: The Mandatory Undertaking is attached and must be completed and returned via the Channel Islands Procurement Portal before access to the PQQ can be obtained.
Interested companies will then be invited to complete the PQQ document in accordance with the instructions contained within.
Information and guidance on how to use the Channel Islands Procurement Portal is also attached.
For further information and assistance with expressing an interest and completing the PQQ document using the Channel Islands Procurement Portal please contact Daniel De la Cour on 01534 440217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Responses will only be accepted via the Channel Islands Procurement Portal.
The deadline for the return of all PQQ responses (including the return of the Mandatory Undertaking document) is 12 February 2014
The T&TS team require specialist support on the financial and technical aspects of a review into Liquid and Solid Waste management on the Island of Jersey.
T&TS must to continue to provide and enhance these essential public services to the Island and manage the finances in a sustainable manner in the long term. This review includes the identification and assessment of options for potential funding sources and new or revised service delivery mechanisms.
It is important for all parties that the aquaculture industry develops in a sustainable and efficient manner. It is therefore inappropriate to allocate any new concessions or expansions to existing concessions until after the development of an ethical and fair system to allocate the remaining eligible space remaining in the intertidal area.
The States of Jersey require an economic strategy to advise the Minister for Economic Development on how best to award aquaculture licences within a closed system of limited resource. Such a strategy should develop a fair and ethical basis for issuing such licences, but also consider how to facilitate new entrants and consider what system of licensing will be in the best interests of the “island as a whole”. A major part of this strategy will be to consider the financial and economic relationship between government and industry, with particular emphasis on cost recovery.
Considering what is in the best interests of the “island as a whole” both economically and ethically, and generating Ministerial recommendations will require a specialist set of economic and financial expertise not currently found within the licensing authority.
The C&AG is responsible for:
Appointing auditors to audit the financial statements of the SoJ and certain other entities;
Reporting to the States Assembly on corporate governance, internal control and value for money. The C&AG discharges this responsibility by preparing and issuing a series of public reports each year on a variety of topics drawing on the expertise of affiliates, the National Audit Office and the firm appointed to audit the accounts of the SoJ.
The Treasurer of the States is currently responsible for the appointment of auditors of the financial statements of the Public Employees Contributory Retirement Scheme (PECRS) and Jersey Teachers Superannuation Fund (JTSF) but legislative change to make the C&AG responsible for the appointment of auditors to both PECRS and JTSF is planned. In the meantime the interim Treasurer of the States has asked the C&AG to appoint auditors to PECRS and JTSF on his behalf.
The objectives of the procurement exercise are:
To secure the provision of high quality external audit of the financial statements of the SoJ and other entities to which the C&AG appoints auditors; and
To secure access to specialist skills and expertise on which the C&AG might choose to draw in discharging her wider responsibilities.
Brief outline of requirement-
To provide the external audit for the States accounts in accordance with: Initially the States of Guernsey accounting policies for the States General Revenue Departments and during the five years of the contract, potentially moving towards International Public Sector Accounting Standards following States approval, and also; International Accounting Standards for the other entities listed.
The main contract shall refer to the States of Guernsey and cover all entities listed under A below. Separate expressions of interest for categories B(i), (ii) and C are welcome along with interest in all categories and can be indicated in Section 9 of this PQQ.
The services are procured with the objective of receiving external audit work in the categories stated below, so as to benefit from an independent external audit opinion on the financial statements in accordance with the declared accounting policies and, where appropriate, comply with the relevant legislation and also to confirm that the Annual Financial Report is consistent with the financial statements.
The independent expert is required to offer written reports and advice covering the tasks highlighted in the specification including financial analysis. The expert is also required to engage fully in discussions held with local pharmacies and other stakeholders. Such outputs are more difficult to quantify, but might comprise workshops, presentations and engagement events as well as ‘closed door’ negotiation sessions.
Costs should anticipate up to 5 fieldwork days including workshop, presentation, negotiation events and meetings.
The expert will be required to draft the pharmacy contract.