External Audit Framework

External Audit Framework

External Audit Framework


National Framework Partnership is your reliable online platform for accessing trusted and experienced External Auditors in the public sector. By utilising our framework, you gain access to a range of benefits tailored to your specific needs.

Expert External Auditors: External Auditors possess specialised expertise in evaluating and providing independent assessments of an organisation’s financial statements, controls, and compliance with regulatory requirements. By engaging External Auditors through our framework, you gain access to professionals who have the knowledge and experience to conduct thorough and accurate audits, ensuring transparency and accountability in financial reporting.

Compliance and Assurance: External Auditors play a crucial role in providing an objective assessment of an organisation’s financial operations and controls. They help identify any areas of non-compliance, internal control weaknesses, or financial irregularities. Engaging External Auditors through our framework ensures that your organisation is in compliance with relevant regulations and standards, providing stakeholders with increased confidence and assurance.

PCR Compliant Public Sector Frameworks: delivering public sector frameworks that are compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR). These frameworks ensure fair and transparent procurement processes while promoting compliance. By engaging with National Framework Partnership, you can access a pool of pre-qualified External Audit providers who have met rigorous selection criteria. This guarantees that you engage with professionals who possess the necessary qualifications and experience.

Review Appointed Suppliers: Proceed down the page to review the list of appointed suppliers specialising in External Audit services. Each supplier profile provides detailed information about their expertise, qualifications, and successful audit engagements. By reviewing these profiles, you can assess the capabilities of the appointed suppliers and make informed decisions based on their track record and suitability for your organisation’s needs.

Streamlined Supplier Selection: Our website offers a streamlined process for selecting suppliers through our 4-step E-sign forms. You can utilise these forms to either directly select a supplier or run a mini competition, depending on your organisation’s requirements. Running a mini competition allows you to evaluate proposals from multiple suppliers and select the most suitable External Auditor. Alternatively, if you have identified a preferred supplier, you can directly select them using the E-sign form, saving time and effort.


  • Contract Notice

    2018/S 135-308360

  • Award Notice

    2019/S 060-139690

  • Start Date

  • Expiry Date


  • Framework Capacity


  • NUTS Code


  • Direct Selection


  • Mini Competition


  • Cost/Quality Split

    70% Quality/30% Cost (10% +/- allowance)

  • Contract Type

    Hyde Services Contract,Client specific

  • Cost Model

    Schedule of Rates

  • Access Fee


  • Insurance Levels

    Public Liability Insurance no less than £5,000,000 for each event, events unlimited. Employer’s Liability Insurance no less than £10,000,000 for each claim for all customary risks. Professional Indemnity Insurance no less than £2,000,000 for each claim.

  • CPV Codes

    79212300 : Statutory audit services
    79200000 : Accounting, auditing and fiscal services,
    79210000 : Accounting and auditing services,
    79212100 : Financial auditing services

Framework Appointees

Ranking Order
Please consult the User Guide for further information.

  1. SME


Call-Off Process

How can I use this Framework?

Our simple step process allows for both Direct Selection or Mini-Competition. Further information can be found below. Please note that Clients may enter into a contract for any duration that best allows for the performance of the requirement to be achieved.

Direct Selection

With the Direct Selection method, you may select the contractor who is ranked number 1, or any other Contractor/Consultant on the following basis:

  • Where you have an existing relationship with the Contractor/Consultant.
  • Where the Call Off has substantial similarities to a previous project the Contractor/Consultant was involved with (under this Framework Agreement or not).
  • For reasons of urgency, where it is not reasonably practical to award the Call-Off Contract by way of a Mini-Competition.
  • Capability Criteria determining that only one framework appointee is capable of carrying out the Call-Off Contract.
  • Where you are able to determine which Contractor/Consultant will provide the most economically advantageous offer.
  • Where a Contractor/Consultant has introduced the site.

Mini Competition

Our Mini-Competition process lets you expand beyond the framework’s original specification to meet your specific requirements. The framework partners from the relevant lot are invited to tender (where capable). This process typically takes 2-4 weeks. The capability criteria can be defined by the following:

  • The contractors capability to carry out a project of the size and complexity of the proposed project.
  • The contractors capability to carry out works and services in the locality of the proposed project.
  • The contractors financial stability and standing.
  • The contractors health and safety record.
  • The contractors capacity, taking into account the value of Works and Services already awarded to it under the Framework Agreement.
Call-off Forms

Call-off Procedure (E-Sign)

NFP has simplified the Call-off process to steps allowing you access to our framework within minutes.

Confidentiality Agreement

Please note that this form is designed for Public Sector clients only. If you are an interested supplier, please use our live chat button.

The form below is designed to protect the commerciality of suppliers and the integrity of the Framework. Clients will need to complete the fields prompted within the form, to allow password-protected access for Steps 2, 3.

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