Internal Audit Services Contract – Country Durham

Internal Audit Services Contract – Country Durham

The core of the work is likely to be risk-based audit work.

Co-Sourced Internal Audit Services

Contract summary



  • Internal audit services – 79212200

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

15 April 2021

Closing date

17 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 August 2021

Contract end date

31 July 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The University wishes to establish a contract with a professional services firm to provide co-sourced internal audit services as required by the Director of University Assurance Service

We would expect the incoming provider to have expertise in business strategy and capability as well as experience in supporting organisations through transformation and being a
catalyst and enabler for change.

The core of the work is likely to be risk-based audit work, with an emphasis on the design and operation of controls and embedded assurance. The Supplier may also be asked to conduct independent review investigations where circumstances require this, and to support capacity gaps within the internal team.

The University wishes, however, to maintain a flexible approach to this arrangement to enable the UAS to respond in an agile way to the University’s changing business priorities and risks. This may include providing advisory work, analytical support for audit work
completed by the in-house team, developing embedded (continuous) audit procedures, project assurance for new system developments or support for forensic investigations (where required).

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About the buyer


Contact name

Lyndsay Glasper


South Road