Photo of Lancaster City Council chambers, Dalton Square, Lancaster, UK
Photo of Lancaster City Council chambers, Dalton Square, Lancaster, UK. Photo by Michael D Beckwith on Unsplash.

Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA), Procurement And Market Options Review For External Audit Services To Local Authorities

We were appointed to review, analyse, report and present on the options and factors for structuring a future procurement approach to maximise a sustainable supply of external audit services to local authorities (from 2023). This was an in depth review of the market for local audit work and included:

  • Capturing the views of the current cohort of actual and potential audit providers concerning this objective.
  • Carrying out further review and analysis of the specification in terms of procurement and possible options for achieving sustainability.
  • Identifying and analysing other possible options for procurement and / or sustainability together with relevant issues and factors for PSAA to consider in securing a sustainable audit supply market and maximum opt-ins from eligible bodies.

Our report was published on the Public Sector Audits Appointments (PSAA) website and in June 2020 we delivered a webinar on the review in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Reference Links:

PSAA Press Release link

Reference to our review in the recent ‘Whole Of Government Accounts’ document

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