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Invitation to Tender Cuireadh gu Tagradh

 

Internal Audit – Board Effectiveness

You are invited to tender for an internal audit of the effectiveness of MG ALBA’s Board.

MG ALBA is the operating name of Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig, the Gaelic Media Service. MG ALBA was established by the Broadcasting Act 1990, as amended by the Communications Act 2003, to administer the Gaelic Broadcasting Fund and by so doing ensure that a wide and diverse range of high-quality television programmes in Gaelic are made available to persons in Scotland.

MG ALBA is regulated by Ofcom and is funded by the Scottish Government.

In partnership with the BBC, MG ALBA has established BBC ALBA, the Gaelic television channel and its associate digital media platform. service. The joint enterprise is governed by a Collaboration Agreement between the BBC and MG ALBA and overseen by a Joint Management Board comprising executives from the BBC and MG ALBA.

MG ALBA’s main offices are in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, and MG ALBA also maintains a significant staff presence in the BBC's offices in Glasgow.

Background information

Detailed background information on MG ALBA, its governance and committee structure, can be found on MG ALBA's website. Interested parties are directed in particular to Annual Reports, Operational Plan, Lèirsinn 2021 and published policies and minutes.

Structure

MG ALBA is governed by a Board comprising of a Chairperson and up to 11 other members. The Board is determined by Ofcom with the approval of Scottish Ministers.

The Board has established 3 committees to assist in the discharge of its functions. The Audit & Assurance Committee, the Standards Committee and the Nominations Committee.

The Senior Management Team is comprised of the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Finance and Director of Strategy & Partnerships.

There are 40 staff in the organisation mostly working from the headquarters in Stornoway.

 

Scope of the audit

  • • Effectiveness of Board in
    • o monitoring the internal governance and processes of MG ALBA;
    • o setting and monitoring strategy and risk appetite;
    • o fostering open and inclusive discussion, and devoting adequate time to their remit;
    • o of the strategy and risk of the firm’s business and the opportunity to explore key business issues rigorously.
  • • Effectiveness and appropriateness of the structure and remit of MG ALBA’s committees
  • • Composition of the Board in whether the membership of the Board comprises the right mix of skills, knowledge and experience to make informed decisions and provide effective oversight
  • • Quality and timeliness of management information and papers provided to the Board.

In general, the audit should assess how the effectiveness of MG ALBA's Board matches with the relevant parts of the guidance set out in the following:

Tenders should include the following:

  • • The fee costs should be provided on a fixed price basis (we do not expect the fees and ex-penses to exceed £10,000 ex vat);
  • • CVs of the staff involved in the audit;
  • • An explanation of the audit approach;
  • • An indication of the level of expertise within the company in relation to the broadcasting industry in the UK.

Tenders will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • • The level of fee (25%);
  • • The quality and experience of the proposed audit team (25%);
  • • The suitability of the audit approach (25%);
  • • Value for money and the added value that the internal audit service will bring to MG ALBA (25%).

At the discretion of MG ALBA, bidders may also be asked to make a presentation in support of their bids, either in person on through video conference

Gaelic language competence will be helpful but is not essential. An indication of the level of Gaelic expertise within the proposed team would be helpful for practical purposes.

The closing time and date for applications, sent to my email address below, will be 5pm on 20th May 2019 with an appointment being made by 27th May 2019.

Should you wish to tender for this appointment and require further information or clarification of any of the above please contact us at tender@mgalba.com

In-sgrùdadh – Èifeachdas a’ Bhùird

Tha fàilte ro thagraidhean airson in-sgrùdadh air èifeachdas bòrd MG ALBA.

‘S e MG ALBA ainm obrach Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig. Chaidh MG ALBA a stèidheachadh fon Achd Craolaidh 1990, mar a chaidh atharrachadh leis an Achd Conaltraidh 2003 gus rianachadh a’ Mhaoin Craolaidh Gàidhlig agus ann a bhith a’ dèanamh sin a’ dèanamh cinnteach gu bheil raon farsaing agus measgaichte de dheagh phrògraman Gàidhlig rim faotainn airson dhaoine ann an Alba.

Tha MG ALBA riaghlaichte le Ofcom agus maoinichte le Riaghaltas na h-Alba.

Ann an com-pàirteachas leis a’ BhBC, tha MG ALBA air BBC ALBA, an t-seanail Ghàidhlig agus an t-seirbheis didseatach ioma-mheadhan, a stèidheachadh. Tha an iomairt co-obrachaidh seo riaghlaichte le Aonta Co-bhanntachd eadar am BBC agus MG ALBA agus stiùirichte le Bòrd Co-bhanntachd, le oifigearan bhon BhBC agus bho MG ALBA.

Tha prìomh oifisean MG ALBA ann an Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais, le grunnan luchd-obrach cuideachd ann an oifisean a’ BhBC ann an Glaschu.

Cùl-fhiosrachadh

Gheibhear cùl-fhiosrachadh mionaideach air MG ALBA, an structar riaghlachais agus chomataidhean, air làrach-lìn MG ALBA. Tha daoine le ùidh gan cuir gu ruige gu h-àraidh na h-Aithisgean Bliadhnail, Plana Obrachaidh, Lèirsinn 2021 agus poileasaidhean agus geàrr-chunntasan foillsichte.

Structar

Tha MG ALBA bho riaghladh Bòrd air a dhèanamh an àrd de Chathraiche agus suas gu 11 ball ei-le. Tha buill a’ Bhùird gan cur an dreuchd agus air am measadh a rèir moladh Ofcom agus le aonta Ministearan Riaghaltas na h-Alba.

Tha am Bòrd air 3 comataidhean a stèidheachadh gus taic a thoirt dhaibh ann a bhith a’ lìbh-rigeadh a chuid dhleastanasan – Comataidh Sgrùdaidh & Dearbhaidh, Comataidh Inbhean agus Comataidh Ainmeachaidh.

Tha an Sgioba Àrd-stiùiridh co-dhèante den t-Àrd-Oifigear, Stiùiriche Ionmhais agus Stiùiriche Ro-innleachd is Co-bhanntachd.

Tha 40 neach-obrach sa bhuidheann, a’ mhòr-chuid ag obair bhon phrìomh oifis ann an Steòrnabhagh.

Gheibhear gu h-ìseal raon an sgrùdaidh.

 

Scope of the audit

  • • Effectiveness of Board in
    • o monitoring the internal governance and processes of MG ALBA;
    • o setting and monitoring strategy and risk appetite;
    • o fostering open and inclusive discussion, and devoting adequate time to their remit;
    • o of the strategy and risk of the firm’s business and the opportunity to explore key business issues rigorously.
  • • Effectiveness and appropriateness of the structure and remit of MG ALBA’s committees
  • • Composition of the Board in whether the membership of the Board comprises the right mix of skills, knowledge and experience to make informed decisions and provide effective oversight
  • • Quality and timeliness of management information and papers provided to the Board.

In general, the audit should assess how the effectiveness of MG ALBA's Board matches with the relevant parts of the guidance set out in the following:

Tenders should include the following:

  • • The fee costs should be provided on a fixed price basis (we do not expect the fees and ex-penses to exceed £10,000 ex vat);
  • • CVs of the staff involved in the audit;
  • • An explanation of the audit approach;
  • • An indication of the level of expertise within the company in relation to the broadcasting industry in the UK.

Tenders will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • • The level of fee (25%);
  • • The quality and experience of the proposed audit team (25%);
  • • The suitability of the audit approach (25%);
  • • Value for money and the added value that the internal audit service will bring to MG ALBA (25%).

At the discretion of MG ALBA, bidders may also be asked to make a presentation in support of their bids, either in person on through video conference

Gaelic language competence will be helpful but is not essential. An indication of the level of Gaelic expertise within the proposed team would be helpful for practical purposes.

The closing time and date for applications, sent to my email address below, will be 5pm on 20th May 2019 with an appointment being made by 27th May 2019.

Should you wish to tender for this appointment and require further information or clarification of any of the above please contact us at tender@mgalba.com