Use this internal audit and external audit framework agreement for a fast and compliant route to purchase a full range of audit services and audit related services.

The agreement covers all the requirements outlined in the SORP, Post-16 Audit Code of Practice and the Academies Financial Handbook 2019. Using it will ensure you are covered by any future conditions imposed by the UK Government, Funding Bodies, Department for Education and other relevant bodies.

Internal and external auditing and assurance services provide an independent and objective opinion on:

  • Organisational controls
  • Use of funds and resources
  • Compliance with financial regulations

Audit services can also include:

  • Financial health assessments
  • Verification of financial accounts
  • Statements of corporate governance
  • Reports on regularity
  • Reviews of financial value standards

If you need audit for schools, academies, colleges or universities use this framework as it has been designed for the education sector.

"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 tendered for a new internal auditor through CPC’s Audit Services framework

Key Facts

Start date
5th December 2020
End date
4th December 2023
Optional extension
4th December 2024
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The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this deal to Schools and Academies.

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Key Benefits of this Deal

  1. A range of internal and external audit assurance and financial control services
  2. An efficient and compliant route to market using CPC’s Quote Tool or Sourcing Cloud tendering platform
  3. Full compliance with Procurement Regulations and the Public Contract Regulations 2015
  4. Contract management with expert support from the CPC team
  5. Time saving and easy to use

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: Internal Audit-East 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
ICCA Education Training and Skills Limited 2020/2450
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
RSM 2020/2454
Scrutton Bland 2020/2455
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 2: Internal Audit-East Midlands 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
ICCA Education Training and Skills Limited 2020/2450
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
RSM 2020/2454
Scrutton Bland 2020/2455
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 3: Internal Audit-London 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Buzzacott LLP 2020/2444
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
ICCA Education Training and Skills Limited 2020/2450
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
RSM 2020/2454
Scrutton Bland 2020/2455
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 4: Internal Audit-North East 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
AuditOne 2020/2441
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Clive Owen LLP 2020/2445
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
RSM 2020/2454
Scrutton Bland 2020/2455
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 5: Internal Audit-North West 11 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
AuditOne 2020/2441
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
ICCA Education Training and Skills Limited 2020/2450
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
RSM 2020/2454
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 6: Internal Audit-Northern Ireland 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
RSM 2020/2454
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 7: Internal Audit-Scotland 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
RSM 2020/2454
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 8: Internal Audit-South East 11 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Buzzacott LLP 2020/2444
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
ICCA Education Training and Skills Limited 2020/2450
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
RSM 2020/2454
Scrutton Bland 2020/2455
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 9: Internal Audit-South West 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Cooper Parry Group Limited 2020/2446
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
ICCA Education Training and Skills Limited 2020/2450
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
RSM 2020/2454
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 10: Internal Audit-Wales 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 11: Internal Audit-West Midlands 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Cooper Parry Group Limited 2020/2446
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
ICCA Education Training and Skills Limited 2020/2450
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
RSM 2020/2454
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 12: Internal Audit-Yorkshire and Humber 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
AuditOne 2020/2441
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Clive Owen LLP 2020/2445
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
ICCA Education Training and Skills Limited 2020/2450
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
RSM 2020/2454
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 13: Internal Audit-National 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academy Advisory Limited 2020/2439
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Elucidate Consulting Limited 2020/2447
Haines Watts 2020/2449
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
RSM 2020/2454
TIAA Ltd 2020/2456
UHY Hacker Young Group 2020/2460
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
ZR Consultants 2020/2459
Lot 14: External Audit-East 11 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Alliotts LLP 2020/2440
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Buzzacott LLP 2020/2444
Cooper Parry Group Limited 2020/2446
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
Scrutton Bland 2020/2455
Lot 15: External Audit-East Midlands 9 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Cooper Parry Group Limited 2020/2446
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 16: External Audit-London 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Alliotts LLP 2020/2440
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Buzzacott LLP 2020/2444
Cooper Parry Group Limited 2020/2446
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
Scrutton Bland 2020/2455
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 17: External Audit-North East 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Clive Owen LLP 2020/2445
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 18: External Audit-North West 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 19: External Audit-Northern Ireland 3 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 20: External Audit-Scotland 5 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 21: External Audit-South East 11 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Alliotts LLP 2020/2440
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Buzzacott LLP 2020/2444
Cooper Parry Group Limited 2020/2446
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
Scrutton Bland 2020/2455
Lot 22: External Audit-South West 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Alliotts LLP 2020/2440
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Cooper Parry Group Limited 2020/2446
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
Lot 23: External Audit-Wales 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
Lot 24: External Audit-West Midlands 9 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Cooper Parry Group Limited 2020/2446
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
McIntyre Hudson LLP 2020/2453
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 25: External Audit-Yorkshire and Humber 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Clive Owen LLP 2020/2445
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
Wylie & Bisset LLP 2020/2458
Lot 26: External Audit-National 9 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Beever and Struthers 2020/2442
Bishop Fleming LLP 2020/2443
Buzzacott LLP 2020/2444
Grant Thornton UK LLP 2020/2448
Haines Watts 2020/2449
KPMG LLP 2020/2451
Mazars LLP 2020/2452
RSM 2020/2454
UHY Hacker Young Group 2020/2460

How can I use this Deal

The external and internal audit framework has the option to Direct Award or run a Further Competition. CPC’s recommended route would be to undertake a further competition considering your own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for more information.

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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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Associated Documentation

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

File Details Essential
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
Internal Audit Further CompThe attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot. YesDownload
External Audit Further CompThe attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot. YesDownload
Pre Tender Supplier Engagement Warm LetterThe aim of this template letter is to let suppliers know further in advance of potential requirements and allow for market engagement to encourage a greater number of suppliers returns for your requirement. Download
Mini Competition ChecklistIt is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers YesDownload

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this deal is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

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