Audit & Assurance Services (A&AS) Framework
Crown Commercial Service
Published date: 1 February 2021
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Contract summary
• Credit granting services – 66113000
• Financial market operational services – 66151000
• Financial market regulatory services – 66152000
Location of contract
United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
1 February 2021
Closing date
12 March 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
4 September 2021
Contract end date
3 September 2025
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (OJEU)
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Audit & Assurance Services (RM6188) is a multi-lot framework agreement available for use by UK public sector bodies and future successor organisations, which includes central government departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, the wider public sector and third sector including, but not limited to, local government, health, education, police, fire and rescue, housing associations and charities.

Services will be delivered primarily within the United Kingdom, with some limited requirements overseas.
This framework agreement will replace Lot 3 of Management Consultancy Framework (RM3745).

Please note that this procurement is for audit and assurance services and not management consultancy or contingent labour.

More information
Linked Notice
·         1. Contract Notice Transparency Information for Crown Commercial Service Framework Agreement.docx
·         Contract Notice
·         2. Contract Notice Authorised Customer List .docx
·         Contract Notice
·         3.Contract Notice rights reserved for Crown Commercial Service Framework Agreement.docx
·         Contract Notice
·         Attachment 1 About the Framework (RM6188) v.1.pdf
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 2a Selection Questionnaire (RM6188).xlsx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 2b – Certificate of Past Performance Guidance .docx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 2c – Certificate of Past Performance – Lot 1 (Core).docx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 2d – Certificate of Past Performance – Lot 1 (Specialist).docx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 2e – Certificate of Past Performance – Lot 2 .docx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 2f – Certificate of Past Performance – Lot 3 (Proactive).docx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 2g – Certificate of Past Performance – Lot 3 (Reactive).docx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 2h – Certificate of Past Performance – Lot 4.docx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 3 – Price Matrix.xlsx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 4 Information and declaration workbook v1.0.xlsx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 5 Financial assessment template_.xlsx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 6 Consortia details.xlsx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 7 Key subcontractor details.xlsx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 10 – Letter of Intent to Guarantee.docx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 11 – Frequently Asked Questions v1.0.xlsx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 12 – Bidder Guidance .pdf
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 13 Service Lines, Sectors and Regions.xlsx
·         Bidding documents
·         Attachment 2 How to bid (RM6188) v.1 (2).pdf
·         Contract Notice
·         Attachment 9 – Framework Schedule 1 – Specification (3).pdf
·         Contract Notice
·         Attachment 8 – Framework Contract Documents
·         Bidding documents
Additional text
Registering for access:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool:

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at or call 0345 410 2222.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP
+44 3450103503

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Closing: 12 March 2021, 12pm

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