Financial Audit and Assurance Services – Supplier Days January 2021

Financial Audit and Assurance Services – Supplier Days January 2021

The purpose of this contract is to work in partnership with supplier firms to ensure we deliver high quality audits.

United Kingdom-London: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2020/S 235-581479

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: National Audit Office
Postal address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria
Town: London
Postal code: SW1W9SP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Central Procurement Team
Telephone: +44 2077987343
Internet address(es):
Main address:


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Audit and Assurance Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


GEN_20_22 — Financial Audit and Assurance Services


Reference number: GEN_20_22

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79200000 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:


The National Audit Office (NAO) is the UK’s independent public spending watchdog. We support Parliament in holding government to account and we help to improve public services through our high-quality audits. The NAO’s contract is a fundamental part of being able to carry out our purpose and achieve our objectives. The purpose of this contract is to work in partnership with supplier firms to ensure we deliver high quality audits, to support effective accountability and lead to better financial reporting and financial management by public bodies. We will be contracting out a series of audit engagements which will be divided into lots as well as procuring additional services.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) retains overall responsibility for signing the audit opinion and the NAO will work with supplier firms to ensure audit and assurance services are carried out in line with the relevant standards and quality expectations.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 33 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.3)Place of performance

Main site or place of performance:



II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


The total value of this procurement is estimated at GBP 33 million (excluding VAT) over 5 years consisting of 3 years minimum with option to extend for a further 2 years. This will be sub-divided into 6 to 8 contracts of approximate equal value. Each contract will be for a single supplier to carry out the audit of specifically named audit bodies, supplementary audit staff and training services as and when required.

Audits will need to be carried out to internationally recognised auditing standards but also adapted to the public sector reporting framework which includes the Government Financial Reporting Manual and checking that transactions have been applied to the purposes intended by Parliament and conform to the authorities which govern them (‘regularity’).

The contract term will be for a minimum of 3 years with an option to extend by a further 2 years (3 + 1 + 1).


II.2.14)Additional information

This tender will be divided into lots. More information will be given at supplier days which will be held in January 2021. To register your interest for the supplier days, please ensure proposed attendees are registered on the Delta e-tendering portal. We will provide further details on the supplier days in due course. Information about our strategy and our work can be found at


II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:


For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-20201127-PRO-17431683


VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: