Birmingham City Council Internal Audit Tender

Birmingham City Council Internal Audit Tender

To engage a suitably qualified and experienced supplier for the provision of an Internal Audit function.

Internal Audit Provision

Contract summary



    • Accounting and auditing services – 79210000
    • Auditing services – 79212000
    • Financial auditing services – 79212100

Location of contract

B4 7WB

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 July 2021

Closing date

23 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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The Children’s Trust is required to have an internal audit function under the accounts and audit regulations. These regulations place responsibility on the Trust for maintaining an adequate and effective internal audit service. The Trust are, therefore, now seeking to engage a suitably qualified and experienced supplier for the provision of an Internal Audit function.

The Trust’s Management Team is responsible for ensuring that there is an adequate system of internal control, and that it is maintained and complied with on a routine basis. The lead officer on maintaining the system of internal control is the Director of Finance. The Trust is required to prepare an Annual Governance Statement to review the effectiveness of the system of internal control, and this is signed by the Chief Executive.

The Audit Committee has responsibility for reviewing the effectiveness of the internal audit function. The Committee receives regular reports from the internal audit provider, and the internal audit provider will attend Finance and Resources Committee meetings.

The Head of Internal Audit, to be provided by the external supplier, will be required to work with other elements of the Trust’s audit services. This includes the Trust’s external auditors, Crowe.

The contract will be for the statutory internal audit of the following operating periods:

1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022
1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023
1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024

This contract will be for a period of 3 years commencing October 2021, with an option to extend for a further two years, subject to satisfactory performance.

The Council will be using its free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please click on the following link to access and submit your details to register. You will then be sent details on how to log on which will enable you to download all relevant Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation.

If you are unable to register with In-tend or have any questions or problems on how to use this web site please either email us at: or call CPS Helpdesk on 0121 464 8000.

Your completed tender submission should be returned by noon on 23rd August 2021 via the ‘in-tend’ system


More information


Additional text
If you are interested in tendering please click on the following link to access Birmingham City Council’s tender Portal.

Delivery Notes


Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Carol Woodfield


10 Woodcock Street
West Midlands
B4 7WB
United Kingdom


0121 303 2913