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Pension Fund Regulatory And Development Authority, New Delhi
September, 03rd 2019
     PENSION FUND REGULATORY & DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

                                    (PFRDA)




                        Request for Proposal (RFP) for
                Appointment of Chartered Accountant Firm
                             for Accounting Work
                        of PFRDA for the F.Y. 2019-20




                                  20th Aug 2019




    PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHOIRTY
B-14/A, Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan, Qutab Institutional Area, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi
                                TABLE OF CONTENTS


Sr.No.   Description of contents                             Page No.
  1.     Introduction                                           2
  2.     General Terms & Conditions and Disclaimers             3
  3.     Broad Scope of Work                                    7

  4.     Selection Criteria                                     8

  5.     Guidelines and Instructions                            10
  6.     Annexure I                                             12

  7.     Annexure II                                            14

  8.     Annexure III                                           16

  9.     Annexure IV                                            17

 10.     Annexure V                                             19




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   1.INTRODUCTION

   a. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) was established by the
      Government of India on 10th October 2003 to promote old age income security by establishing,
      developing and regulating funds, to protect the interests of subscribers to schemes of pension
      funds and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, through National Pension
      System(NPS). The Central Government has introduced the National Pension System (NPS) with
      effect from 1st January 2004. The NPS covers, at present, new entrants to Central Government
      services (excluding Armed Forces), some State Government services and autonomous bodies at
      their discretion and all citizens of India on a voluntary basis with effect from 1 st May 2009. PFRDA
      has since been constituted under the provisions of the PFRDA Act 2013 w.e.f. 1 st February 2014.
      The website of PFRDA is www.pfrda.org.in.

   b. The PFRDA with its Head Office located at B-14/A, 1st Floor, Sh Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan, Qutab
      Institutional Area, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-110016, seeks to appoint a Chartered Accountant
      firm for accounting work pertaining to financial year 2019-20 as per the scope of the work
      defined in the later part of the tender document. The initial period of the contract shall be one
      year which may be further extended beyond the initial period of one year, subject to requirement
      of the PFRDA or may be curtailed/ terminated before the specified period, including on the
      ground of PFRDA not being satisfied with the performance of such firm.

   c. Key activities and dates relating to "Request for proposal for Appointment of Chartered
      Accountant firm for Accounting Work of PFRDA for the F.Y.2019-20" are cited as under:


    S.
                         Key Activities                                      Date*
   No.
    1.    Issuance of Request For Proposal (RFP)         20.08.2019
    2.    Last date of receiving queries from bidders    30.08.2019
    3.    Pre-Bid Meeting                                02.09.2019
    4.    Last date and time for submission of
                                                         11.09.2019 ­ 15:00 hrs
          proposals
    5.    Technical Proposal opening                     11.09.2019 ­ 15:30 hrs
    6.    Financial Proposal opening                     17.09.2019
    7.    Issuance of Letter of Award and Contract
                                                         After approval of the competent authority
          finalization

* PFRDA reserves the right to change any date/time mentioned in the schedule above under intimation
to all concerned
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   2. General Terms & Conditions and Disclaimers


a. The Bidder is required to submit two separate sealed envelopes super scribed "Compliance
   with eligibility criteria" as laid down in Annexure I & II (along with the EMD amount) and second
   envelope containing financial bid super scribed "Financial Bid for Appointment of Chartered
   Accountant firm for Accounting Work of PFRDA for the F.Y.2019-20 . The financial bid inclusive
   of Taxes, etc., should be submitted as per format given in Annexure III. Both sealed envelopes
   should be kept in a third sealed envelope super scribing "Tender for Appointment of Chartered
   Accountants firm for Accounting Work of PFRDA for the F.Y.2019-20". Bids received in any
   manner other than as prescribed above shall be liable to be rejected summarily.

b. The bid in the above mentioned sealed envelope should be submitted on or before 11.09.2019
   upto 1500 Hrs at the following address;

             Deputy General Manager
             Finance & Accounts
             Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
             B-14/A, First Floor, Qutab Institutional Area,
             Katwaria Sarai
             New Delhi -110016.
             Telephone No. :011-26517501

c. The Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of Rs.10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand Only), refundable
   (without interest), should be necessarily accompanied with the `Technical Bid envelope' in the
   form of Demand Draft / Pay Order drawn in favour of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development
   Authority, payable at New Delhi.

              i. In the event of non- submission of the EMD/bid-security money the
                 bid/proposal will be summarily rejected.

              ii. No interest will be payable on the EMD/Bid Security amount.

             iii. The EMD/bid security amount will be forfeited if upon being declared
                  successful the Bidder fails to sign the agreement with PFRDA for
                  provision of services as sought in the RFP, subsequent to its selection
                  bid being accepted, the EMD is liable to be forfeited.

             iv. The EMD/Bid Security will be refunded to the unsuccessful bidders
                 only after completion of the entire RFP process.

              v. The EMD/Bid security of the successful bidder would be refunded
                 upon submission of Performance Security Deposit.
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d. The successful bidder will have to deposit a Performance Security Deposit @10% of
   the value at which the contract is finally awarded to the firm appointed by PFRDA.
   The security deposit shall be in the form of Bank Guarantee/Fixed Deposit Receipt
   from any Nationalized Bank drawn in favour of Pension Fund regulatory and
   Development Authority, New Delhi having a validity of three months beyond the
   period of contract. In case, the contract is further extended beyond the initial
   period, the Bank Guarantee/ Fixed Deposit Receipt will have to be accordingly
   renewed by the successful bidder at its own cost.

e. The conditional bids shall not be considered and will be summarily rejected in very
   first instance without any recourse to the bidder.

f.   The CA Firm associated with PFRDA in the capacity of Internal Auditor of the
     accounts of PFRDA during FY 2019-19 shall not be eligible for applying.

g. The Competent Authority of the PFRDA reserves the right to annul all bids and
   cancel the selection process at any time prior to signing of contract or discontinue
   this tender process, without assigning any reason.

h. This document does not constitute nor should it be interpreted as an offer or
   invitation for the appointment.

i. Prospective Bidders are advised to go through the complete tender documents
     including terms and conditions carefully before applying and understand the
     eligibility conditions etc. The bid once submitted shall not be ordinarily permitted
     to be withdrawn, after the closing date of submission of bids, which shall be at the
     sole discretion of PFRDA.






j.   No binding legal relationship will exist between any of the bidder and PFRDA until
     execution of a contractual agreement.

k. A bidder will, by responding to PFRDA for RFP, be deemed to have accepted the
   terms of this document. The terms of engagement shall be in accordance with the
   contract to be entered with successful bidder.

l.   All entries in the tender form should be legible and filled clearly. No overwriting or
     cutting is permitted in the Financial Bid Form. In such cases, the tender shall be
     summarily rejected.


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m. This document is meant to provide information only and upon the express
   undertaking that recipients will use it only for the purposes set above. No
   representation or warranty, expressed or implied is or will be made as to the
   reliability, accuracy of the competence of any of the information contained herein.
   It does not purport to be all inclusive of contain all the information regarding the
   service to be provided or be the basis of the contract. It shall not be assumed that
   there shall be no deviation or change in any of the herein mentioned information on roles
   and responsibilities of service provider. While this document has been prepared in good
   faith, neither PFRDA, nor any of its officers make any representation or warranty or shall
   have any responsibility or liability whatsoever in receipt of any statements or omissions
   made herein Any liability is accordingly and expressly disclaimed by PFRDA and any of their
   officers even if any loss or damage is caused by any act or omission on the part of PFRDA or
   any of their officers, whether negligent or otherwise.


n. By acceptance of this document, the recipient agrees that any information herewith
   will be superseded by any subsequent written information on the same subject
   made available to the recipient with access to any additional information or to
   update this document or to correct any inaccuracies therein which may become
   apparent, and they reserve the right, at any time and without advance notice, to
   change the procedure for the selection of service provider. Accordingly, interested
   recipients should carry out an independent assessment and analysis of the
   requirement of the information, facts and observation contained therein.

o. This document has not been filed, registered or approved in any jurisdiction.
   Recipients of this document should inform themselves or and observe any
   applicable legal requirement.

p. This document constitutes no form of commitment on the part of PFRDA.
   Furthermore, this document confers neither the right nor any expectation on any
   party to participate in the tender process. The bidder is responsible for all acts
   incurred in connection with participation in this process. This tender does not
   commit the PFRDA to award a contract or to engage in negotiations. The bidders
   participations in this process may result in PFRDA selecting the bidder to engage in
   further discussions and negotiations towards execution of a contract. The
   commencement of such negotiations does not, however signify a commitment by
   PFRDA to execute a contract or to continue negotiations. The PFRDA may terminate
   negotiations at any time without assigning any reason.

q. PFRDA reserves the right to vary/alter/amend the eligibility criteria for the
   Chartered Accountant firm at any time, in its discretion, before the last date of
   submission of proposals.
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r.   The appointed Chartered Accountant firm shall comply with and abide by such
     instructions and directions that PFRDA may issue from time to time.

s. The proposal and all correspondence and documents shall be written in English. All
   proposals and accompanying documents received within the stipulated times shall
   become the property of PFRDA and will not be returned.

t.   The proposal shall be valid for a period of three months from the date of opening of
     proposals. A proposal valid for a shorter period may be rejected as non-responsive.
     In exceptional circumstances, at its discretion, PFRDA may grant consent for an
     extension of the validity period. The request and responses shall be in writing.

u. Once the PFRDA notifies the successful bidder that its proposal has been accepted,
   PFRDA shall enter into separate agreement with the successful bidder and the terms
   and conditions of provisions of service etc. shall be specified therein.

v. The respondent shall be liable to maintain secrecy and confidentiality of all the
   information / data / operations, etc. of PFRDA and in relation to the work undertaken
     by it.

w. Any form of canvassing / lobbying / influence / query regarding short listing, status,
   etc will be a disqualification.

x. The person(s) signing the bid documents shall preferably initial all pages of the bid.

y. Governing Laws/Jurisdiction/Arbitration: Any dispute in relation to the process of
   selection of the Chartered Accountant firm under this process shall be subject to the
   exclusive jurisdiction of courts at New Delhi only. Any dispute arising post the award
   of contract shall be settled in accordance with the terms mentioned therein.




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3. Broad Scope of Work

3.1   The selected firm would broadly have the scope of work as under:

      a. Preparation and finalization of books of Accounts and timely preparation of Financial
         Statements within a period of two months from the end of the financial year along
         with Preparation of Financial Statements on a quarterly basis. The financial statements
         have to be prepared in strict compliance with the Pension Fund Regulatory and
         Development Authority (Form of Annual Statement of Accounts and Records) Rules,
         2015 made under the PFRDA Act, 2013. This shall include recasting of the previous
         years` financial statements, if there is any change in the methods/rules/policy for
         preparation of financial statements.

      b. Assistance in closure of year- end financial data, i.e., provisioning under various heads
         of accounts etc.

      c. Verification of the books of accounts involving Ledger Scrutiny, verification of bills and
         supporting vouchers, preparation of schedules of items, etc., on monthly basis.

      d. Preparation and maintenance of Fixed Asset Register in the accounting software along
         with calculation of depreciation etc.

      e. Assist and co-ordinate at the time of conduct of Audit i.e., Internal audit, C&AG audit
         etc.

      f. Assist in resolving audit paras (if any) during the course of audit as mentioned above
         in para (e).

      g. To update PFRDA regarding any amendments in laws/rules/ regulations applicable to
         PFRDA with respect to the preparation & finalization of books of accounts.


      h. Any other related work.

  The applicant firm shall deploy a dedicated visiting team of experienced persons
  which shall invariably include at least one partner of the applicant firm.




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4. Selection Criteria

 4.1 Eligibility Criteria: (To be submitted as per Annexure I and II)

 a. The applicant entity should be a registered partnership firm or a limited liability
 partnership firm providing Management Consultancy & other services permitted by the ICAI.

 b. The applicant entity should have been registered with ICAI and should have a ten years
 track record of continuous operations.

 c. Audit entity should have a minimum of six partners out of which,
 (i) Any four partners to have an audit experience of five years,
 (ii) Any two partners to have been in practice in an audit entity ((not necessarily the applicant
 entity) for ten years,
 (iii) Any two partners to have been with the applicant firm for a continuous period of five
 years,
 (iv) Any one partner of the entity or the designated partner (LLP) shall be a Fellow member
 of `The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India' (ICAI) and should have been in continuous
 practice for five years after enrolment as FCA.

 d. During the last five years (upto 31st March 2019), the entity should have an experience of
 at least one of the following:
 (i) Accounting related work of any financial sector regulator or
 (ii) Accounting related work of at least 2 Central Autonomous Bodies.

 Applicant entity is also expected to have knowledge of unbundled architecture of National
 Pension System.

 e.   At least one partner or paid Chartered Accountant of the applicant entity should have
 CISA/DISA or any other equivalent qualification.

  f. The applicant entity should be empaneled with the Comptroller and Auditor General of
 India (C&AG) for the F.Y.2019-20.

 g. The applicant entity should not have been banned/declared ineligible for corrupt and
 fraudulent practices by the Govt. of India/State Govt/ICAI/C&AG/any financial sector regulator
 and should not have any disciplinary proceedings pending against the applicant firm or any of
 the partners with ICAI/ C&AG/any financial sector regulator.

 h. The applicant entity should not have turnover (on receipt/cash basis) from professional
 services less than Rupees Five Crores for each of the last 3 financial years.

 i.   The applicant entity should have an office/branch in New Delhi/National Capital Region.
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j. The eligibility criteria has to be duly satisfied on the date of submission of bid and not
later.


4.2 Selection Process

This RFP will be assessed on the basis of selection process in following two phases :-

Phase 1 - Pre-Qualification based on Eligibility Criteria
Phase 2 - Financial evaluation

After the expiry of last date for submission of bids, the bid envelope containing the
"compliance with the Eligibility Criteria" and "financial bid" in respect of all the bidders shall
be opened as per the dates and time specified in the tender document. However, the financial
bid would be considered only in respect of those firms who satisfy the eligibility criteria. The
contract shall be awarded to the firm satisfying all the conditions as laid down under eligibility
criteria and submitting the lowest financial bid as per Annexure III (inclusive of taxes).

  4.3 Pre Bid Meeting

 A prospective bidder requiring any clarification on the RFP documents may notify PFRDA in
 writing at the address indicated in this RFP. The format for the same is prescribed at Annexure
 V (MS Word only). The same shall also be mailed to fin.acts@pfrda.org.in. All queries and
 clarifications should reach PFRDA latest by the date and time as specified in the section 1(c)
 of this RFP.
 PFRDA would provide clarifications to the bidders in the pre-bid meeting only. PFRDA will not
 entertain or respond to bidders' queries and clarifications received after pre-bid meeting.
 The bidders' authorized representatives are invited to attend the Pre-bid meeting at their
 own cost, which would take place at the venue mentioned below and time as stipulated in
 this RFP. The maximum number of authorized representatives for each bidder shall not be
 more than two.

  Venue:
           Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
           Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan
           B-14/A, Qutab Institutional Area,
           Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi ­ 110016




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5. Guidelines & Instructions

  a. Letters and Declaration to Accompany Tenders

        The bid must be accompanied by a letter on firm's letter head showing the full
        registered name(s) and registered office address of the bidder. It should be signed by
        a person of suitable authority to commit the bidders to a binding contract.

  b. Conflict of Interest

        Bidders must disclose in their bid details of any circumstances, including personal,
        financial and business activities that will, or might, give rise to a conflict of interest.
        Where bidders identify any potential conflicts they should state how they intend to
        avoid such conflicts. PFRDA reserves the right to reject any bid which, in PFRDA's
        opinion, gives rise, or could potentially give rise to, a conflict of interest including on
        account of association with any intermediaries registered with PFRDA.

  c. Payment

         For carrying out the said assignment the fee is payable to the firm on annual basis on
         submission of bill and fulfillment of relevant terms and conditions as mentioned in the
         tender document as also in the contract.

  d. Undertaking from the firm that:

     (i) There has not been any disciplinary action initiated or contemplated/suspension of
           practice against the entity or debarment from conducting any activity by
           ICAI/RBI/C&AG or other financial sector regulator /statutory authority during the last
           five years.
     (ii) None of the partners/employees have been convicted of any offence involving moral
           turpitude or has been found guilty of any economic offence.
     (iii) No appeal/unresolved dispute/suit/case/application has been pending at any court in
           India regarding the existence of the business/ right to carry on practice of the firm or
           any of its partners/directors.

  e. Indemnity

        The successful bidder shall exercise reasonable skill, care and diligence in the
        performance of the assignment and indemnify and keep PFRDA, its members, officers,
        directors, employees indemnified in respect of any loss, damage or claim howsoever
        arising out of or related to breach of contract, statutory duty or negligence by the firm
        or by its staff, agents or sub-contractors in relation to the performance or otherwise
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      of the Services to be provided under the Contract.

f. Assigning to Others

      The successful bidder shall not, without the prior written consent of PFRDA, assign or
      transfer or cause to be assigned or transferred, whether actually or as the result of
      takeover, merger or other change of identity or character of the Consultants, any of
      its rights or obligations under the Contract or any part, share or interest therein. Upon
      any such assignment or transfer, this engagement may forthwith be terminated by
      PFRDA.

g. Termination

       PFRDA may, at its sole discretion and at any time terminate the Contract by giving a
       month's notice, and inform the firm of PFRDA's decision by written instruction to
       that effect. Termination could also take place on such breaches as may be specified
       in the contract. In the event of the Contract being so terminated, the firm shall take
       such steps as are necessary to bring the Services to an end, in a cost effective, timely
       and orderly manner.




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                                Annexure I Eligibility Criteria


S.N                      Requirements                                Documents to be submitted
1     The applicant entity should be a registered Copy of Partnership Deed / registration as
      partnership or a limited liability partnership LLP along with Self- Attested copy of the
      providing Management Consultancy & other registration certificate issued by ICAI to
      services permitted by the ICAI.                the entity.

2     The applicant entity should have been registered Self-Declaration in the format given as per
      with ICAI and should have a ten years track record Annexure II
      of continuous operations.
3     Applicant entity should have a minimum of six Self-Declaration in the format given as per
      partners:                                     Annexure II
      (i) Any four partners to have an audit experience
      of five years,
      (ii) Any two partners should have been in practice
      in an audit entity for ten years,
      (iii)Any two partners should have been with the
      applicant firm for a continuous period of five
      years,
      (iv) Any one partner of the entity or the
      designated partner (LLP) shall be a Fellow
      member of `The Institute of Chartered
      Accountants of India' (ICAI) and should have been
      in continuous practice for five years after
      enrolment as FCA.

4     During the last five years (upto 31st March 2019) , Copies of agreements with the entities
      the entity should have the experience of at least along with the details to be filled in
      one of the following:                               Annexure II.
      (i) Accounting related work of any financial sector
      regulator or
      (ii) Accounting related work of at least 2 Central
      Autonomous Bodies

      Applicant firm is also expected to have knowledge
      of unbundled architecture of National Pension
      System.



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5   At least one partner or paid Chartered Accountant Self-Declaration in the format given as per
    of the applicant entity should have CISA/DISA or Annexure II
    any other equivalent qualification".

6   The applicant entity should be empaneled with Self-attested copy of the certificate/
    the Comptroller and Auditor General of India acknowledgement issued by C & AG.
    (C&AG) for the F.Y.2019-20.






7   The applicant entity should not have been Self-Declaration in the format given as per
    banned/declared ineligible for corrupt and Annexure IV
    fraudulent practices by the Govt. of India/State
    Govt/ICAI/C&AG/any financial sector regulator
    and should not have any disciplinary proceedings
    pending against the applicant firm or any of the
    partners with ICAI/ C&AG/any financial sector
    regulator
8   The applicant entity should not have turnover (on Certificate from an independent
    receipt/cash basis) from professional services less Chartered Accountant certifying the
    than Rupees Five Crores for each of the last 3 turnover for F.Y.2016-17, F.Y. 2017-18 and
                                                        F.Y. 2018 -19.
    financial years.

9   The applicant entity should have an                 Self- Attested copy of Telephone bill/
    office/branch in New Delhi/National Capital         Electricity Bill /Registered Lease Deed/ the
    Region.                                             Constitution certificate issued by ICAI to
                                                        the entity supporting the address in New
                                                        Delhi or in National Capital Region.




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                                   Annexure II Self Declaration

Sr.N
o.      Particulars                                                      Details
   1.    Name of the CA Firm
   2.    Address of Head Office
         Number of Branch Offices
  3.     Constitution
  4.     Date of Establishment
  5.     Registration Number of the firm with ICAI
  6.     Manpower (Nos)
         A) Qualified Professionals:
         (i) Partners ____
         (ii) Others ____
         B) Articles:_____
        C) Partner/ Staff with DISA/ CISA qualification
  7. Brief profile of partners/CAs in the following manner
                                 Number
                                                         Name of
                                 of years
                     ICAI                                 entity      Date of
                                     of                                                Date of
                  Membershi                Whethe        wherein      joining   Wheth
    Name/                        experie                                               acquiring
                  p/Date of                r DISA/ partner has         in the   er FCA
  Qualification                   nce in                                               FCA
                  Certificate                CISA       experience    applica   or ACA
                                 conduct                                               designation
                  of Practice                           of at least   nt firm
                                    ing
                                                         10 years
                                  audit




        Past Experience of Concurrent / Statutory /Internal Audit of Financial Regulator/Central
  8.    Autonomous Bodies
         Name of the Financial    Nature of Assignment     Year of Assignment No. of Staff
         Regulator/CAB            (Statutory/Concurrent/                         Deployed
                                  Internal Audit)




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Date                            Signature of Authorised Person

Place:
                                Name:

                                Designation along with Stamp




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                                         Annexure III Financial Bid

       (For Appointment of Chartered Accountant Firm for Accounting work of PFRDA for the F.Y. 2019-20)

   The Financial Bid should contain the total cost for the proposed assignment with break-up of annual
   professional fees and taxes. PFRDA would not be providing or reimbursing any expenditure towards
   accommodation, local conveyance, air fare or train fare, halting expense, lodging, boarding etc. in
   connection with carrying out of the assignment.

   The format for the Financial Bid is given below:

    S.N.                            Particulars                                Amount (in Rs.)


   1        Annual Professional Fees (F.Y. 2019-20)


   2        GST @        %


   3        Total Fees (inclusive of taxes).




Date
                                                            Signature of Authorised Person

Place:

                                                            Name:

                                                            Designation along with Stamp




   *(to be furnished on the letter head of the firm)




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                                 Annexure IV Self- Declaration
                        (to be furnished on the letter head of the firm)

 Deputy General Manager
 Finance & Accounts
 Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority,
 B-14/A, First Floor,
 Qutab Insitutional Area, Katwaria Sarai,
 New Delhi-110016

 Dear Sir,

 SUBJECT: APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT FIRM FOR
 ACCOUNTING WORK OF PFRDA FOR THE F.Y. 2019-20
    Please find enclosed the bid for consideration of our firm to be appointed for accounting
  work of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) for the F.Y. 2019-20.

     We agree to undertake the assignments, if given by you, as per the scope of work. We
  hereby declare that our firm does not have any pecuniary liability or any
  claim/disciplinary/legal proceeding pending against us/ our partners or any other cause
  which could hamper our ability to render the services as envisaged. We further declared
  that:

   i. There has not been any disciplinary action initiated or contemplated/suspension of
  practice against this entity or debarment from conducting any activity by ICAI/RBI/C&AG or
  other financial sector regulator /statutory authority during the last five years

ii.None of the partners/employees have been convicted of any offence involving moral
   turpitude or has been found guilty of any economic offence.

iii.No appeal/unresolved dispute/suit/case/application has been pending at any court in India
    regarding the existence of the business/ right to carry on practice of this firm or any of its
  partners/directors.


  If the aforesaid representation /declaration or information in the annexures is found to be
  incorrect, we agree that the PFRDA shall be entitled to terminate the agreement, if
  executed, or initiate suitable action as deemed fit and appropriate by the PFRDA, without
  reference to us. We or our affiliates have, during the last three years, neither failed to

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perform any agreement, as evidenced by imposition of a penalty by an arbitral or a judicial
pronouncement or arbitration awarded against us or our Affiliates, nor has been expelled
from any project or agreement nor had any agreement terminated for breach by us or our
affiliates.




Date
                                                          Signature of Authorised Person

Place:
                                                         Name:



                                                  Designation along with Stamp


List of Document Enclosed




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                     Annexure V: Request for Clarification

                        Bidder's Request For Clarification
                                  Name & position of       Address of organization
Name of Organization submitting
                                  person submitting        including phone, fax,
request
                                  request                  email points of contact
                                                           Tel:
                                                           Fax:
                                                           E-mail:
S.    Bidding Document            Content of RFP           Points of Clarification
No. Reference (Number/page) requiring clarification required
1
2
3




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