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:
Audit services can also include:
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
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
|Lot 1: Internal Audit-East||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Internal Audit-East Midlands||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3: Internal Audit-London||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: Internal Audit-North East||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: Internal Audit-North West||11||View Suppliers|
|Lot 6: Internal Audit-Northern Ireland||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 7: Internal Audit-Scotland||7||View Suppliers|
|Lot 8: Internal Audit-South East||11||View Suppliers|
|Lot 9: Internal Audit-South West||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 10: Internal Audit-Wales||9||View Suppliers|
|Lot 11: Internal Audit-West Midlands||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 12: Internal Audit-Yorkshire and Humber||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 13: Internal Audit-National||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 14: External Audit-East||11||View Suppliers|
|Lot 15: External Audit-East Midlands||9||View Suppliers|
|Lot 16: External Audit-London||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 17: External Audit-North East||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 18: External Audit-North West||7||View Suppliers|
|Lot 19: External Audit-Northern Ireland||3||View Suppliers|
|Lot 20: External Audit-Scotland||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 21: External Audit-South East||11||View Suppliers|
|Lot 22: External Audit-South West||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 23: External Audit-Wales||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 24: External Audit-West Midlands||9||View Suppliers|
|Lot 25: External Audit-Yorkshire and Humber||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 26: External Audit-National||9||View Suppliers|
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.
If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, 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.
The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our frameworks for purchases that fall below £213,477.
"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 £213,477, 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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Don't have a user account? If your institution is already a member, you can create your own user account.
You can buy through our frameworks if your institution is a CPC member. It’s free to join if you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services.
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The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
|User Guide||This 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.||Yes||Download|
|Internal Audit Further Comp||The 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.||Yes||Download|
|External Audit Further Comp||The 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.||Yes||Download|
|Pre Tender Supplier Engagement Warm Letter||The 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 Checklist||It 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||Yes||Download|
Read the latest update on the Audit Services Market
There has been a number of issues over the last few months regarding the lack of bids from external auditors on our Audit Services framework. CPC have undertaken meetings with all the external audit suppliers to discuss what the issues have been.
CPC’s Audit Services framework agreement was launched in December 2020 and on average is being used by three education institutions every week as a fast and compliant route to purchase a full range of audit services.
CPC are pleased to inform members that the Audit Services framework agreement has been successfully retendered and was launched on the 5th December 2020.