Hertfordshire County Council Tender for Internal Audit Service Partner

To procure an external Internal Audit contractor to supplement the available ‘in-house’ internal audit resource.

The Provision of a Shared Internal Audit Service Partner

Contract summary



    • Accounting, auditing and fiscal services – 79200000
    • Accounting and auditing services – 79210000
    • Auditing services – 79212000

Location of contract

SG13 8DE

Value of contract

£0 to £900,000

Procurement reference


Published date

29 September 2022

Closing date

1 November 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) is looking to procure an external Internal Audit contractor to supplement the available ‘in-house’ Internal Audit resource for the delivery of the County’s Shared Internal Audit Service (SIAS).

The appointed contractor will:

a) Assist SIAS with delivery of audit and consultancy projects in our local authority partner internal audit plans,
b) Provide SIAS with access to specialist skills (e.g. IT and procurement audit),
c) Have flexibility to take on and deliver internal audit and consultancy work at relatively short notice, and
d) Provide SIAS with access to advice, knowledge and expertise through regular contract liaison and engagement to grow, develop and improve SIAS.

Full details are in the Tender document set.

Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Framework Agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.


More information


  • Additional information on how to apply for this contract
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To access this opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : Yes


How to apply


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


About the buyer


Contact name

Anita Shipman (HCC)


Pegs Lane
SG13 8DE
United Kingdom


01707 292601