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Invitation to bid: Framework agreement for audit services

A call for tender for audit services relating to the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 and 2004-2009 launched by the Financial Mechanism Office - the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants - is now open.

  • Deadline for submission of bids is 31 July 2015 at 12 (noon) CET. 
  • Contract period: September 2015 to December 2019. 
  • Questions as to the documents must be e-mailed to Ms Elise Oukka, Head of Finance and Control, e-mail: eou@efta.int and to Ms Anita Klecha, Financial Controller, e-mail: akl@efta.int no later than 15 days before the closing date for receipt of the tenders.

You can find more detailed information in the Terms of Reference, Tender Instructions and Annexes below:

 

Answers to questions following the call for tender for audit services relating to the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 and 2004-2009 launched by the Financial Mechanism Office on 1 June 2015

Question 1:

Can you please provide an indication or rough estimate of how many audits can be expected to be launched on a yearly basis? Can you please inform us how many audits were conducted in 2014, for example?

FMO reply: Approximately 20-30 audits are planned per year.

 

Question 2:

Will audits be launched as individual assignments, or in batches of assignments?

FMO reply: In principle,there will be individual assignments.

 

Question 3:

How will the information provided in “Attachment 5: Price Matrix” be evaluated? Will a calculation be made based on the information provided per country and expert category (e.g. through a hypothetical scenario)?

FMO reply:

The evaluation of the information provided in Annex 5 will take into account the prices per hour for all expert categories and for all the countries mentioned therein.