Framework Agreement Description

Internal and External Audit, Counter Fraud, and Financial Assurance Services

Reference: SBS/20/MA/ZY/10024
Potential Saving opportunities 10% – 15%

The Internal and External Audit Services, Counter Fraud, and Financial Assurance Services Framework Agreement provides a compliant route to access external audit services, internal audit services, plus counter fraud and financial assurance / governance services. The framework comprises of a comprehensive mix of suppliers, split by service provision and specialism.

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Framework Agreement Information

What is the framework agreement duration?
16 November 2020 – 15 November 2024

Who can take advantage of the framework agreement?
NHS and wider Public Sector

What does this framework agreement cover?
A fully compliant route to market for the provision of Audit Services; covering a wide range of specialisms including External Audit, Internal Audit, Counter Fraud (endorsed by NHS Counter Fraud), Well Led Governance Review and Ancillary Services.

The framework agreement has been structured in the following lots:

  • LOT 1: External Audit Services
  • LOT 2: Internal Audit Services
  • LOT 3: Counter Fraud Services
  • LOT 4: Well-Led Governance Review
  • LOT 5: Audit and Governance Ancillary Services

What are the benefits of using this framework agreement?
A range of suppliers to suit all requirements: from regional SME specialists, to national providers.

Ability to directly award a contract to approved suppliers on the framework agreement providing a timely and compliant route to market to meet your requirements.

A mix of additional ad-hoc service options available via Lot 5, Audit and Governance Ancillary Services provision.

Opportunity to run a further competition to meet the bespoke requirements of each organisation as well as helping to drive further competitive pricing

Very competitive pricing from leading players in the market.

NHS Digital have provided a set of supplier requirements that NHS organisations are able to use as the basis for any further competition tender questions.

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