Invitation to Tender – Procurement for Auditor

Palladium seeks an Auditor to conduct the 2019 annual audit of the Partnerships for Forests programme.

The publicly available Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) contains the Terms of Reference (“TOR”), the technical and financial selection criteria and the conditions of tender. Also available are the standard contract templates (subcontract agreement for contracting an organisation, and consultant agreement for contracting an individual) which the successful tenderer will be required to sign once the agreed commercial terms have been included, the standard due diligence questionnaire to be completed by the successful tenderer and Palladium’s Business Partner Code of Conduct.

Please forward your Tender in accordance with the Details for Submission by the Closing Date and Time.

We look forward to your response, and if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the procurement manager by e-mail – victoria.toole@thepalladiumgroup.com

Deadline for receipt of clarifications: 16/04/2019

Deadline for receipt of tenders: 17:00 (GMT) on 23/04/2019

Clarifications

Clarification Question Response
Is there any flexibility on the procurement ceiling of £20,000? Unfortunately, we cannot adjust the procurement limit, however we are open to the audit company utilising in-country partners to conduct verification visits. From experience, this has the potential to drive down costs significantly.

We would also be open to any other VfM propositions that allowed the auditor to keep costs within the budgeted amount.