Audit & Assurance Services (A&AS)

Scope

This framework will provide audit and assurance services for UK central government departments (including ALBs) and all other public sector bodies across the Wider Public Sector. 

This framework, in conjunction with RM6187 Management Consultancy Three, will replace both the RM3745 Management Consultancy Framework and RM6008 Management Consultancy Framework Two

Updates

03/06/2020 – We are holding our second supplier event on 7 July 2020 at 10AM in the form of a webinar.

27/04/2020 – Following extensive customer and supplier engagement we have received feedback on the naming convention of the framework agreement. In light of this feedback, we have decided to change the name of the framework agreement to Audit & Assurance Services (A&AS).

Supplier engagement

Following on from our first supplier event in January, we are holding a second event on 7 July 2020 at 10AM. This will be held as a webinar and should last between 30-60 mins. The focus of the session will include confirmation of our proposed lot structure, service lines and resource grades, on which we would welcome feedback from suppliers. Please use the following link to register your interest in attending – a calendar invite will then be issued to you.

Audit and Assurance Service – supplier event 07.07.20

We held a supplier engagement session in January 2020, which was attended by 13 suppliers. The feedback received will help shape various aspects of the new framework including the lotting strategy and specification. 

A copy of the presentation can be found below. 

Customer engagement

We have also held a number of customer engagement sessions. These have predominantly been with central government departments on a 1-1 basis. Additionally, we held a wider customer event in Glasgow in January 2020. These engagements have been invaluable in helping to shape the strategy of the framework and to ensure it best meets the needs of our customers. 

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in OJEU Not available yet
Tender Documents Not available yet

Timeline

Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement October 2019 to May 2020
Internal governance June 2020 to August 2020
Drafting procurement documents September 2020 to December 2020
Publication of OJEU January 2021
Evaluation period April 2021 to June 2021
Framework award July 2021
Framework ‘Go Live’ September 2021