Audit and Consultancy Audit Services

Audit & Consultancy Audit Services Framework Agreement

The Hub's tried and tested Audit and Consultancy Audit Services Framework offers a wide range of compliant and proven audit services, delivering statutory and other audit services which ensure that mandatory reporting requirements for public bodies are successfully fulfilled. 

The framework agreement was launched in February 2015 for a period of two (2) years, with an option to extend twice, in two (2) 12 month periods. The framework has now been extended and runs until 31 January 2018.  Call-off contracts awarded under the framework are valid for a period of 4 years, even when awards are made by the contracting authority in the last year of the framework.

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The framework Lots offer services and advice across a wide range of disciplines and functions to support and guide, whilst providing value for money solutions to public sector customers.The Lots are as follows:

Lot 1 - External (Statutory) Audit

Lot 2 - Internal Audit

Lot 3 - Counter Fraud

Lot 4 - Combined Internal and Counter Fraud

Lot 5 - Consultancy Audit includes areas such as:

* VAT advice and services

* Strategic business reviews

* Training 

* Governors 

Benefits

Efficiency - quick and simple to access: The Hub has carried out a tender process compliant with the EU Public Contract Regulations, saving valuable resources and time for customers through greatly reduced procurement timescales.

Pre-agreed standard call-off contract terms and conditions: Suppliers have pre-agreed a standard set of Terms and Conditions, meeting all audit regulation requirements, for call off contracts placed under the framework.

Quality: Supplier experience, expertise and commitment to quality were assessed during the procurement process when establishing the framework, ensuring quality.

Choice of suppliers: A wide choice of 14 market leading internal and external auditing suppliers from large multi-national companies to SMEs are included on the framework. They include:

  • 360 Assurance (collaboration of EMIAS and Assure)
  • BDO (formerly PKF (UK) LLP)
  • CW Audit Services
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • Mazars
  • Mersey Internal Audit Agency
  • Moore Stephens
  • Price Bailey
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
  • RSM (formerly Baker Tilly)
  • TIAA (formerly South Coast Audit)
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (collaboration of Cambridgeshire Health Internal Audit Services (CHIAS) and West Midlands Internal Audit Consortium (WMIAC))

 

Savings:  Pricing submitted by Providers is fixed for the duration of the framework.

Best Practice Procurement: The framework has been through a rigorous procurement process, with the framework contractual terms fully supporting the audit services. The framework has benefited from guidance and review by Mills and Reeve (originators of the NHS Standard Terms) to ensure that the NHS Standard Terms and Conditions are not at odds with the professional and regulatory requirements laid down against auditors. 

Range of Services: The framework provides access to a wealth of knowledge and the vast experience of providers, together with support from sourcing experts within the Hub, which are sufficient to encompass all public sector customer requirements.

For more information on the Hub's Audit framework, please contact Sandra Atik, Head of Purchased Healthcare - sandra.atik@eoecph.nhs.uk 

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