Decision details

To appoint the provider of Internal Audit services to the Council

Decision Maker: Strategic Director (Corporate & Commercial Services) Interim

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The Council engages internal audit services in order to meet its obligations under section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972, to make arrangements for the proper administration of its financial affairs.
The current contract for the provision of these services is held by Mazars LLP and is due to expire on 31 March 2020.
An OJEU open tender process was undertaken in order to secure the continuation of internal audit services to the Council from 1 April 2020.

Decision:

That the contract for the provision of Internal Audit services to the Council be awarded to TIAA Ltd with effect from 1 April 2020, for an initial period of 3 years with the option for a 2-year extension. The total contract cost to the Council over the 5 year period is £393,750.

Alternative options considered:

N/A

Publication date: 09/01/2020

Date of decision: 09/01/2020

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