Contract notice – utilities

Statutory audit of the annual and consolidated accounts of the Fluxys Belgium group.

The contract relates to the statutory audit of the annual and consolidated accounts of the Fluxys Belgium group (i.e. Fluxys Belgium SA/NV, Fluxys LNG SA/NV and Flux Re SA) for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021. Fluxys Belgium and Fluxys LNG are established in Belgium. Flux Re is established in Luxembourg. The audit of the Belgian companies will be performed in the Brussels office of the contracting entity. The audit of the Luxembourg company will be performed in the Luxemburg office of Flux Re SA. The 2017 accounts and annual report can be found at on the Fluxys Belgium’s website.
For the sake of transparency, the candidates are hereby informed that the mission could be extended to the audit of Fluxys SA/NV and its subsidiaries, i.e. 9 companies established in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom (see mandatory option below).


Date of dispatch of this notice
16-05-2018
Publication date
18-05-2018
Deadline
18-06-2018
Region codes (NUTS)
BE - BELGIQUE-BELGIË
CH - SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA
DE - DEUTSCHLAND
LU - LUXEMBOURG
UK - UNITED KINGDOM
Business sector (CPV)
79210000 - Accounting and auditing services
Contract type
Services
Procedure

Contracting authority

Official name
Fluxys Belgium n.v.
Postal address
Avenue des Arts 31
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1040
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
Geert Hermans
E-mail
geert.hermans@fluxys.com

Estimated value

Value excluding VAT
450000.00 EUR

Conditions for participation

Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Economic operators must be legally authorised to provide the services in the countries covered by the contract and by the compulsory option (namely Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom).
As far as Belgium is concerned, economic operators should be members of the Instituut van de Bedrijfsrevisoren /Institut des Réviseurs d’Enreprises organised under the Act of 22 July 1953 relating to the creation of the Belgian Institute of Registered Auditors and the organization of the public supervision of the audit profession. Equivalent requirements apply in the other countries covered by the mission.
Under Part IV, A, of the ESPD (“Authorisation of particular organisation needed” and “Membership of particular organisation needed”), the economic operator shall answer “Yes” and describe the relevant authorisation(s) and membership(s).
In case the request to participate is submitted by a group of operators, the combined admissions of all the members of the group will be taken into account (i.e. the group of operators must collectively be authorised to provide the services in the countries mentioned above). Each member of the group mentions its authorisation/membership in Part IV, A, of its ESPD.

Economic and financial standing

-

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

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Technical and professional ability

The candidate must demonstrate that it possesses the necessary technical and professional ability to perform the contract, taking into account its value, scale, international scope, timeline and regulatory constraints.
Proof of the candidate's ability must be provided by a clear list of references, covering the requirements A to E below.
Each reference must:
(i) indicate the name of the client;
(ii) indicate, in case the request to participate is submitted by a group of operators, which member of the group owns the reference;
(iii) be related to services performed in the EU no later than 3 years prior to the publication of this contract notice;
(iv) comprise a clear and precise description of the scope of the mission;
(v) mention the start date, the end date and the duration of the mission (in months) (missions that are still ongoing are acceptable, as long as they started at least 1 year prior to the publication of his contract notice);
(vi) indicate the yearly fees and the total fees for the mission (in case this amount is confidential, it may be provided within a band, such as for example “between EUR 200,000 and EUR 300,000”).
In case the request to participate is submitted by a group of operators, the combined capacity of all the members of the group is taken into account (i.e. the group of operators must collectively own the required references).
As the case may be, economic operators may use a particular reference for more than one requirement.
Each mission must be described under Part IV, C, of the ESPD (“Performance of services of the specified type”), with a clear reference to the requirement(s) that it intends to meet (A, B, C, D or E). In case the request to participate is submitted by a group of operators, only the SPOC fills in Part IV, C, of the ESPD.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Requirement A (expertise regarding listed companies in Belgium): provide at least 3 references of missions of statutory and consolidated audit performed for listed companies in accordance with Belgian GAAP and IFRS for its consolidated accounts. The value of each of these missions must be over EUR 300,000 over its total duration. The 3 references must be related to 3 different companies located in Belgium.
Requirement B (expertise regarding regulated sectors): provide at least 3 references of missions of statutory audit performed for companies that are subject to regulated tariffs (preferably in the gas or electricity sectors, possibly in the railway or airport sectors). The 3 references must be related to 3 different companies located in the EU of which 1 is located in Belgium.
Requirement C (expertise regarding insurance in Luxembourg): provide at least 1 reference of a mission of statutory audit of an insurance or reinsurance company located in Luxembourg.
Requirement D (expertise regarding accounts of international groups of companies): provide at least 2 references of missions of consolidated audit performed for international groups of companies. The 2 references must be related to 2 different groups of companies, and each group must comprise at least 3 companies located in different EU countries.
Requirement E (expertise about restructuring and capital markets): provide (i) at least 2 references of missions relating to the restructuring of a group of companies (merger, acquisitions, valuation report), and (ii) at least 2 references of missions relating to capital markets transactions above EUR 50,000,000 (notably the provision of limited review and comfort letters or the provision of reports required under Art. 524 of the Belgian Companies Code or under a similar provision of the applicable local law).

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