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Indian Institute Of Management, Punjab
February, 22nd 2019
                 INDIAN INSTITUTEOF MANAGEMENT
                             AMRITSAR




                     Expression of Interest (EoI)

                                        FOR

   Engagement of Audit Firm/Company for undertaking Internal Audit of
                Indian Institute of Management Amritsar
                 Punjab Institute of Technology Building,
                Inside Government Polytechnic Campus,
              Polytechnic Road PO: Chheharta, G.T. Road
                            Amritsar - 143105
                      Phone Number 0183- 2254538




 EoI No: IIM/ASR/ACCTS/2018-19 - 56                                    Dated: 20.02.2019



1 Document Fee (Non-refundable)                Rs. 1120/- (inclusive of GST @ 12%)
2 Last Date and Time for submission of Tender. Rs.___________________________
                                               13/03/2019 upto 3.00 PM.          Only).
3 Date and Time of opening of Tender.         13/03/2019 at 3.30 PM.




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                          INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
                                      AMRITSAR

 1. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROPASAL

Indian Institute of Management Amritsar (herein referred to as IIM Amritsar), under the Ministry of
Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, is dedicated offering world class programme in
Management education. IIM Amritsar is at present operating from temporary campus.

The Institute invites Sealed Expressions of Interest (EoI) on single bid system comprising of technical and
financial bid from eligible Chartered Accountant Firms which are empanelled with C & AG and must have
experience of doing audit of similar Academic Institutions providing internal audit services.

This EoI document containing eligibility criteria, scope of work, terms & conditions and other
documents, can be seen / downloaded at/from the website of the Institute: www.iimamritsar.ac.in

The EoI are invited on Single Bid System i.e. Technical and Financial Bid. The tenderer is required to
put Technical and Financial Bid in a sealed Envelope along with documents and Demand Draft of
Rs.1120/- drawn in favor of IIM Amritsar payable at Amritsar towards processing charges. The tenderers
are required to clearly indicate on the sealed envelope their name, address and contact details.

The sealed envelope super-scribed as "EoI for Engagement of Audit Firm/Company for undertaking
Internal Audit of IIM Amritsar" addressed to Nodal Officer, IIM Amritsar, Punjab Institute of
Technology Building, Inside Govt. Polytechnic Campus, Polytechnic Road PO: Chheharta, G.T
Road Amritsar­ 143105, shall reach the Admin Office through speed post/courier or to be deposited in
the Tender Box placed at Admin Office on or before 13/03/2019 by 3.00 PM.

The contract will be valid initially for the Financial Year 2018-19, which will be renewed thereafter
based upon mutual consent. Incomplete bid/documents shall be rejected without giving any reason.


2. REQUIREMENT IN GENERAL & PARTICULAR OF THE TENDERER

    Part ­ I

       1. Name of the Chartered Accountant Firm
       2. Full Address with contact numbers, website, e-mail etc.
       3. Constitution of the Firm (attach copy)
          a. Indian Companies Act 1956.
          b. Indian Partnership Act 1932. (Please give names of partners)
          c. Any other Act, if not the Owners.

        4. If the Partnership Firm is registered under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932, please state
           further whether the partnership Agreement/deed has been conferred on the partner who has
           signed the Tender.
           I. If No, whether there is any general power of attorney executed by all the partners of
                the Firm authorizing the partner who has signed the Tender.
           II. If yes, please furnish a copy of either partnership Agreement or the general power of
                Attorney, as the case may be. The power of attorney should be admitted on appropriate
                stamp paper by all the partners and dully attested by a Notary public.

       5. Permanent Income Tax account number of the Firm with circle / ward and Goods & Service
          Tax Registration Certificate (Attested photo copy to be attached).

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      Part ­ II

       1. Name and address of Firm's representative who would be present at the time of
          opening of EoI.
       2. Name of the authorized representative of the tenderer to sign the contract documents.
          He must be in possession of the valid Power of Attorney.
       3. Certified copies of Income Tax Return for financial years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
       4. Details of previous experience of services including internal audit of similar academic
          institutions provided by the tenderer in the last five financial years i.e. 2013-14 to 2017-18.
          The name of the Chartered Accountant, designation and membership number on whom the
          audit was assigned by the firm. Attach photocopies of letters of award/Agreement of the firms
          to whom similar services have been provided, along with complete contact details.
       5. The annual turnover of the audit firm in last three financial years (FY 2015-16 to 2017-18)
          must be more than Rupees twenty five lakhs per annum. In this regard, certified copies of
          Service Tax / GST Returns for the financial years 2015-16 to 2017-18 are required to be
          submitted by the tenderer.
       6. If the Firm is awarded the contract, the Chartered Account from the firm having prior work
          experience in similar assignment, mentioned in the para 4, is required to visit the Institute at
          least one week in each quarter of the year.
       7. Supervision, finalization and submission of the Internal Audit Report to the Director or any
          other competent authority of the Institute.
       8. In addition to fees, the Institute will provide accommodation as per mutually accepted audit
          schedule, reimbursement of AC III tier fare of shortest route / local transportation.
       9. The tender of the firm / company not fulfilling the above mentioned technical criteria will
          automatically be rejected.









Date: ........................
Place: .......................                                            Authorized Signatory
                                                                          (Signature of Tenderer)

                                                                           Official seal




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3. RELEVANT INTERNAL AUDIT EXPERIENCE

Details of relevant internal audit experience in last 5 years

    Sl.        Name and address of the                          Period            Name of the Chartered
    No.        organization, contact person                                       Accountant in charge of the
                                                         From            To
               and contact number. (Attach                                        assignment, designation in
               certified copies of the Letter of                                  the    Firm    &    his/her
               Award/Agreement)                                                   Membership no.




    Instructions:

              Tenderers are expected to provide information with respect to organizations where similar
              services have been provided, supported with copy of work order and work completion certificate
              from the service receiver.
              Information provided in this section is intended to serve as a back-up for information provided in
              the TENDER.


                                                                         (Signature of Tenderer & Official Seal)

     Note ­     Please use extra page if required.




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4. SUBMISSION OF TENDER

This tender document containing eligibility criteria, scope of work, terms and conditions and other
documents, can be seen / downloaded at/from the website of Indian Institute of Management Amritsar
website: www.iimamritsar.ac.in


The contract will be valid initially for the Financial Year 2018-19, which will be renewed with an increase
up to ten percent on internal audit fee, based upon mutual consent. The tenderer shall sign and stamp each
page of this tender document as taken of having read, understood and comply with tender, the term and
conditions contained herein.


The sealed envelope super-scribed as "EoI for Engagement of Audit firm/company for undertaking
Internal Audit of IIM Amritsar " containing Demand Draft for Rs.1120/- drawn in favor of IIM
Amritsar payable at Amritsar towards processing charges should reach the Admin Office through
speed post/courier or to be deposited in the Tender Box placed at Admin Office . Incomplete
bid/documents shall be rejected without giving any reason.




5. EXPENSES OF AGREEMENT:


All the expenses towards completion of the Agreement, including cost of Stamp Paper or any other
expenditure incurred in the process of TENDER submission till final compliance shall be borne by the
Tenderer.
6. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 1. The Institute will, finally, inform only L1 Bidder meeting the requirements.
 2. The decision of acceptance of the tender will rest with the competent authority of IIM
      AMRITSAR, who does not bind, himself to accept the lowest bid and who reserves the right to
      himself to reject or accept any or all tenders received, without assigning any reason.
 3. Bidders are advised to satisfy themselves about the quantum of work before submitting their Bids;
      no extra charges consequent on any misunderstanding or otherwise shall be allowed.
 4. At any stage during finalization of Tender process, the competent authority of the Institute is free
      to use any evaluation metrics/weightage or take help of any consultant, as required in selecting
      the successful firm / company and we agree to abide by it.
 5. Canvassing directly or indirectly in connection with the Bid is strictly prohibited and Bids submitted
      by the Tenderer who resort to canvassing will be summarily rejected.
 6. This Notice Inviting Tender will form part of the contract document including additional terms,
      conditions and other related papers, if any, forming the Bid as issued at the time of invitation of Tender
      and acceptance thereof together with any correspondence leading thereto of the contract document.
 7. The successful Bidder on acceptance of this Bid by the competent authority and signing of the contract
      consisting of the notice inviting Tenders and all the other relevant documents including additional
      conditions if any forming the Bid as issued at the time of invitation of Tenders and acceptance thereof
      together with any correspondence leading there to, shall commence with immediate effect.
 8. The firm/company shall not sublet the work or part of the work.
 9.   Payment for the services will be made only after successful completion of audit, other related work
      and submission of related reports etc. TDS will be deducted as per rules.
 10. The contract can be terminated at any point of time if the services of the CA Firm are not found
      satisfactory, by giving 30 days' notice. In such an event, the work shall be got done from another firm /
      company at the risk & cost of the defaulting Firm.
 11. The Bidder must quote the rates in figures as well as in words correctly in the Financial Bid.
7. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES CLAUSE

1. The firm / company shall be responsible for the faithful compliance of the provisions of the
   work order. Any breach or failure to perform the same may result in termination of the
   work order contract as well as other legal recourse.

2. Any misconduct/misbehavior on the part of manpower deployed by the firm / company
   will not be tolerated and such person will have to be replaced immediately upon
   instructions from the Institute.

3. The Director IIM Amritsar reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders in whole or
   in part without assigning any reason thereof. The decision of the Director IIM Amritsar
   shall be final and binding on the firm/company in respect of any clause covered under the
   contract.



                                                                        (Signature of Tenderer)

                                                                                   Official seal
8. TENDER ACCEPTED LETTER (To be given on letter Head of Organization)

To                                                                         Date:


The Director,
IIM Amritsar
Punjab Institute of Technology Building,
Inside Govt. Polytechnic Campus,
Polytechnic Road PO: Chheharta,
G.T Road Amritsar­ 143105

Subject: Acceptance of Terms & Conditions of Tender


Tender reference number:
Name of the Tender: Engagement of Chartered Accountant Firm

Dear Sir,

     1. I / We have downloaded / obtained the tender document for the above mentioned professional
        assignment from the website namely www.iimamritsar.ac.in.
     2. I / We hereby certify that I / We have read the entire terms and conditions of the tender documents
        from page no 1 to 16 which form part of the contract agreement and I / we shall abide by the terms /
        conditions / clauses contained therein.
     3. The corrigendum(s), if any issued from time to time by your institute too have been taken into
        consideration, while submitting this acceptance letter.
     4. I / We hereby unconditionally accept the tender conditions of above mentioned tender documents /
        corrigendum in its totality / entirely.
     5. This is certified that we (all the partners and qualified CAs engaged by our firm) have not been
        indicted / convicted by a Court of Law and no adverse orders have been passed against us by a
        regulatory authority (including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India).
     6. It is further certified that no investigation by any regulatory agency is pending against us.
     7. We agree to undertake to be liable for all obligations of the tender under the agreement.
     8. I / We certify that all information provided in the tender is true and correct, nothing has been
        misrepresented and omitted which renders such information misleading and all documents
        accompanying bids are true copy of their respective originals.
     9. In case any provisions of this tender are found violated, then your Institute shall without prejudice to
        any other right or remedy be at liberty to reject this tender/bid.


Yours faithfully,



(Signature of the bidder with Official Seal)
9. TENDER OPENING

A. OPENING OF TENDER:

    Tenders shall be opened in the presence of designated Authority and Tenderers who wish to
    be present there.

B. CLARIFICATION OF TENDER:

    To assist in the examination, evaluation and comparison of TENDER, Indian Institute of
    Management Amritsar may at its discretion ask the Tenderer for a clarification on the TENDER
    which is submitted by him. The request for clarification and the response shall be in writing.

C. EVALUATION OF TENDER:

    After evaluation of technical and financial bids, the Institute will finally inform only L1
    Bidder.


10. AWARD OF THE CONTRACT

  The Tenderer should pass in all the terms of "Eligibility Criteria". Eligible Tenderer shall be
  awarded the contract. If after winning the contract, the firm fails to provide the services within the
  time given, the firm will be blacklisted, in addition to recourse to other penal measures. No
  grievance shall be entertained in this regard.

  a) Indian Institute of Management Amritsar reserves the right of negotiation with eligible
  Tenderer before finalization of the TENDER and/or contract.

  b) Indian Institute of Management Amritsar reserves the right to accept any Bid and to reject any
  or all Bids or accept any TENDER without assigning any reason thereof.


  c) NOTIFICATION OF AWARD

  Prior to the expiration of the period of TENDER validity, the Institute will inform the
  Tenderer by registered letter or by phone or by e-mail that the Bid has been accepted and the work
  has been awarded.




                                                                             (Signature of Tenderer)
                                                                                        Official seal
11. TECHNICAL BID

  Engagement of Chartered Accountant firm at Indian Institute of Management Amritsar,
  Punjab Institute of Technology Building, Inside Govt. Polytechnic Campus, Polytechnic Road
  PO: Chheharta, G.T Road Amritsar­ 143105.

  Part A - We are having competency and we agree to do the following ­

  Broad terms and conditions of the assignment of Internal Auditor will be as under ­

      a) Internal audit will be conducted on quarterly basis with quarterly reporting for the Financial
         Year 2018-19.
      b) Audit of system and procedures to assess their effectiveness in the manner of propriety and
         efficiency-cum performance audit, apart from routine audit of all the transaction /
         activities / areas of the Institute.
      c) All the activities & programme of the Institute including students' activities and research
         projects, sponsored /funded projects, consultancies, etc. will be covered in the audit:

          I. The manpower of different levels will be deployed on the audit (nos. of qualified, CA
              finalist and other semi-qualified)
          II. The firm will present a detailed audit programme to be conducted before the
              commencing the audit of each quarter.

 d) Liaison and filing of all the statutory returns regularly in time.

 e) The fees payable for the assignment will be released at the end of the quarter on completion of
    internal audit of the quarters and for the last quarter after completion of internal audit and final
    balance sheet submission and acceptance by the Institute.

 f) The out of pocket expenses for travel & incidentals payable will be on actual basis subject to
    ceiling per quarter to be decided by IIM Amritsar.

 g) Audit Report is to be submitted within 15 days from the completion of internal audit for each
    quarter, in a sealed envelope in the name of Director, IIM Amritsar.

 h) Audit personnel and supervisors for efficient conduct of the audit will be deployed, as committed
    to the Institute. A designated partner of the Firm will be directly responsible for the audit.

  Scope of Audit / Advisory service

     a) Routine financial scrutiny and vouching including extracting and endorsing the Trial Balance
        up to finalization of accounts including Bank Reconciliation etc.
     b) Analysis review of systems and procedures of all important activities/area, conduct audit of the
        nature of management audit to assess the effectiveness and efficiency in each such area.
     c) Certification of accounts of sponsored projects/Consultancies of external agencies and other
        miscellaneous certification as and when required.
     d) Conduct of audit of systems and procedure to assess its effectiveness in the manner of
        efficiency-cum performance audit.
     e) Physical verification of fixed assets once in a year, including scrutiny and reconciliation of
        fixed assets register with financial records, including the assessment of obsolete and
        unserviceable assets to remove from the financial records.

     f) Physical verification of inventory on last day of the Financial Year.

     g) Review of various activities of the Institute to conduct propriety audit.

     h) Review of internal control systems and recommendations for additional check and balance
        wherever required.

     i)   Verification of the reconciliation of fees and other revenues with accounts records.

     j)   Audit of all expenditures till its relevant booking in the accounts

     k) Other physical verification as may be required from time to time such as quarterly
        physical verification of stores, annual verification of library books etc.

     l)   Certification of accounts of the Institute at the end of each financial year.

     m) Assistance in replying statutory audit memos and in getting the observation dropped.

     n) Issuance of certificate as per the requirement of the Institute during the contract term.

     o) Assurance and advisory service required by the Institute from time to time.


Process of Audit

  a) Auditor's field personnel will segregate the audit observations and discuss the same with the
     concerned department/section head for having an in depth understanding of the issue.

  b) The audit observations which did not get settled through discussions with the concerned
     department / section head will be issued in writing to the concerned department / section head.
     Replies received from the concerned department/section head will be considered by the audit
     personnel at a senior level and if he is satisfied, the observations will be dropped and if
     otherwise the same will be converted into draft audit para.

  c) The draft audit para will be discussed by senior level personnel of the audit Firm with the
     Internal Audit Committee of the BoG of the Institute and after such discussion, if the auditors
     get satisfied the para will be dropped and if otherwise the para could be considered and
     incorporated in the Audit Report.

  d) The Audit Report along with the written replies received from department/section heads will be
     considered by the Internal Audit Committee of the Board of Governors of the Institute. The
     Committee will request the auditor for an in-depth discussion on each of the issues raised in
     their report. The Committee may also discuss with the department/section heads for further
     clarification.

  e) The correction / review / reorientation of system/procedures, etc. which might emerge at such
     discussion will be recommended for implementation by the Committee and their implementation
     will also be monitored by the Committee. However, the auditors will have the right of not
     revising the Audit report at this stage.
  f) The Auditor will verify and report on the Department's Compliance with Audit Committee's
     observation in a separate chapter of their quarterly Audit report.






  g) Specific areas/Points relating to grave deficiencies, if any, which deserve immediate attention
     of the Director, will be referred to the Director by the Audit-Chief through a separate letter
     before submission of the Audit Report.

  h) As per requirements of the Institute the auditors will also be asked to give presentation on the
     findings of the Audit Report to the Finance & Audit Committee of the BoG of the Institute.




Place:                                        Signature.......................................
                                              (Authorized Signatory)

Date:                                         Name ................................

                                              Full Address & email id......................



                                              (Office seal)
12.     TECHNICAL BIDS

Engagement of Chartered Accountant Firm at Indian Institute of Management Amritsar.
                                           PART ­ B

 1      Name of the Chartered Accountant Firm
 2      Name of Proprietor/Partners
 3      Official Address of the CA Firm with complete contact
        details
 4      Power of Attorney on firm / company letter head
        (To be enclosed with Technical Bid)
 5      Details of License granted by the concerned Licensing
        authority.
 6      PAN No. (Enclose a copy)
 7      GST Registration No. (Copy of the Certificate to be
        enclosed).
 8      List of similar internal audits assignment carried out by the
        CA Firm in last 5 years (at least 3 copies of contract/Work
        Orders executed to be attached) with name and contact
        number for reference check.

 9      Details of current contract of similar work (At least one
        work order) with name and contact number for reference
        check.
 10     Any other information CA Firm wish to give in support of
        their experience.


  Note: Please attach extra sheet in support of your information, if required.

                                                             Signature           ----------------------

                                                             Name of Tenderer ----------------

                                                             Official Seal
13.         FINANCIAL BID

  Engagement of Chartered Accountant firm at Indian Institute of Management Amritsar
                                                                                             Consolidated amount
                                                                                             separately for A and
      Sl.                              Description of work                                   B (excluding tax) in
      No.
                                                                                              In figures In words
      A     The Internal audit assignment for IIM Amritsar Society on quarterly basis for
            the FY 2018-19 includes the following assignment ­

              a) 100 % verification bill, vouchers, records maintained by Accounts
                 department

              b) 100 % verification of Store & Library records.

              c) 100% verification of establishment's records.

              d) Filing of Annual Income Tax Return for the Institute

              e) Filing of quarterly TDS Return for the Institute.

              f) Filing of monthly/quarterly/half-yearly/yearly GST return for the
                  Institute.

              g) Preparation of individual Financial Statement of Institute and the
                 Company and the consolidated Financial Statement of the Institute
                 along with the section 8 Company with the required undertaking on
                 its correctness.

              h) Various certification work of the Institute in the FY 2018-19 (Other
                 than the issuance of 15CB certificate)

              i)   Attending the hearing/scrutiny with the Income Tax / GST / State
                   Commercial Tax department for the Institute as and when arises.

      B     Issuance of 15CB certificate as and when it will be required by the Institute.
                          Letter of Consent/Undertaking

a) We hereby undertake to provide all the required services, as mentioned above, and in
    the Technical Bid as well as other documents communicated by IIM Amritsar,
    during FY 2018-19, if we are appointed as internal auditors.

b) We also agree to continue with our services to IIM Amritsar in the subsequent
    Financial Years, if IIM Amritsar extends our service accordingly.

c) Enhancement of audit fee in the subsequent years will be based upon the performance
    of the Firm.

d) Based upon the good performance of the firm, the Institute will increase the annual
    audit fee (exclusive of tax) up to 10% of the fee.




Place:                                   Signature of Tenderer.

Date:                                    Name ............................................

                                         Full Address.................................




                                                         (Office seal)
14.      PLEDGE OF COMPLIANCE


       (To be given by the legal owner/partner of the firm / company on the Letter Head)



  Date:................

  Name:............................
  Designation:..................

                                                       DECLARATION

  I,.............................................................Name,...........................................
  designation, acting on behalf of ...................................................................(firm's name &
  address), which is an applicant for Engagement of Chartered Accountant Firm at Indian Institute of
  Management Amritsar, Punjab Institute of Technology Building, Inside Govt. Polytechnic Campus,
  Polytechnic Road PO: Chheharta, G.T Road Amritsar­ 143105 hereby undertake that we shall abide
  by the terms and conditions of the Work Order/Agreement signed between me/us and the IIM
  Amritsar. In the event of any breach of the terms and conditions of Work Order/Agreement during the
  entire period of contract, the full responsibilities of any loss incurred by IIM Amritsar because of our
  negligence including financial, time and reputation as assessed by IIM Amritsar, shall lie with my firm
  and my firm will fully compensate IIM Amritsar for all such losses without resort to any legal process.



                                                                    Signature:....................................
                                                                    Name: .......................................
                                                                    Address:......................................


                                                                    Official Seal

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