The CPC's agreement for Audit Services provides members with a fast and compliant route to procure a full range of internal and external audit and/or audit-related services.

The agreement covers all the requirements outlined in the Joint Audit Code of Practice and the Academies Financial Handbook 2016, and ensures members are covered by any future conditions imposed by the UK Government, Funding Bodies, Department for Education and other relevant bodies.

Internal and External Audit are assurance functions that provide an independent and objective opinion on organisational controls, use of funds and resources, and compliance with financial regulations. Audit services can also include financial health assessments, verification of financial accounts, statements of corporate governance, reports on regularity, and reviews of financial value standards.

"We found the process straight forward as the documentation was easy to tailor to our needs and the CPC contract manager was very responsive and knowledgeable when dealing with our queries. Ultimately we made an enormous saving when comparing to another firm that we approached for a direct quote!"

Challenger Multi Academy Trust recently tendered for a new internal auditor through the CPC framework

It was awarded on 5th December 2016 and runs to 4th December 2020.

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Key Benefits of this Deal

  1. Access to 12 specialist audit suppliers on each of the two Lots.
  2. A range of internal and external audit, assurance and financial control services.
  3. An efficient and compliant route to market using CPC’s Quotation tool.
  4. Full compliance with EU Regulations and the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  5. Simplified contract management, with expert support from the CPC team.

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: Internal Audit Services 11 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Assurance Lincolnshire 2016/1674
AuditOne 2016/1663
Haines Watts 2016/1665
ICCA Education Training and Skills Limited 2016/1666
KPMG LLP 2016/1667
Mazars LLP 2016/1668
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 2016/1669
RSM 2016/1670
Scrutton Bland 2016/1671
TIAA Ltd 2016/1672
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2016/1673
Lot 2: External Audit Services 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
BDO LLP 2016/1660
Buzzacott LLP 2016/1661
Clive Owen LLP 2016/1662
Ensors Accountants LLP 2016/1675
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2016/1754
Haines Watts 2016/1665
KPMG LLP 2016/1667
Mazars LLP 2016/1668
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 2016/1669
RSM 2016/1670
Scrutton Bland 2016/1671
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2016/1673

How can I use this Deal

CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for further details.

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If you require support in running a further competition via this deal, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.

Tenet are part of the Crescent Purchasing Group of Companies and operate on a not-for-profit basis.

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Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our deals for purchases that fall below £189,330.

"The Quote Tool was easy to use and time saving, resulting in a straightforward process where we just had to put the details in once and could then use the reputable suppliers already recommended."

Deborah Anderson-Dixon, Finance Manager at Sir William Romney's School

For purchases that exceed £189,330, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available that complies with the regulations to allow electronic tender returns whilst still being free to use for our members. Find out more about CPC Sourcing Cloud.

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The joining form only takes a few minutes to complete and upon registering as a member you will typically be approved within 10 minutes (during the hours of 9am and 4.30pm).

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this deal. Some are required for successful use of the deal and are clearly marked.

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User GuideThis is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids. YesDownload

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this deal is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

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