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External Audit of Western Sydney University and its Controlled Entities - RFT 04.2021

RFT ID RFT 04.2021
RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 30-Sep-2021
Closes 25-Oct-2021 12:00am
Category (based on UNSPSC)
84111600 - Audit services
Agency Audit Office of NSW

Contact Person
Phone: 02 9275 7183

Tender Details

This Request for Tender seeks tenders from qualified audit firms capable of delivering external audit services to the Auditor-General for NSW (Auditor-General) for Western Sydney University and its controlled entities. 

The Auditor-General (the Principal) will enter into a contract in the form of the ‘Agreement to Provide Auditing Services’ (the Head Agreement) with the successful tenderer to provide external audit services to the Principal. 

The contract will cover the audits of the financial years ending 31 December 2021 to 31 December 2023, with an option to extend for the 31 December 2024 and 31 December 2025 financial years.


NSW Regions: Cumberland/Prospect, South West Sydney

RFT Type

Open Tenders - An invitation to tender by public advertisement with no restriction placed on who may tender. Tenderers will normally be required to demonstrate in their tender that they have the necessary skills, resources, experience, financial capacity, and in some cases licences, accreditations, etc., to fulfil the tender requirements.

Additional Details / Instructions

Additional Information

To access additional information referred to in the RFT, tenderers will need to sign and return the Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement to 

Upon receiving the signed agreement, the Audit Office will release the additional information.

Attend Tender Briefing Session

Tenderers are strongly encouraged to attend the virtual tender briefing session as this will provide an opportunity to seek clarifications on this complex audit environment from the Auditee directly. To receive an invitation to the virtual tender briefing session, prospective tenderers must pre-register by returning the successfully completed Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement to the Tender Contact Person before 10am Thursday 7 October 2021.

Conditions for Participation

Availability to Commence Audit This Year Access

The successful tenderer must have capacity to complete planning and interim audit procedures in year one by 17 December 2021.

Third Party Information Security Self-Assessment

It is a mandatory requirement to complete an online Third Party Information Security self-assessment by the tender closing date.

For tenderers that have previously submitted a self-assessment, please contact to request access to review, update and re-submit your previous survey response.

The self-assessment only needs to be completed once by a tenderer, even if tendering for multiple requests for tenders.

The need to complete a Third Party Security Assessment may be waived if a tenderer has previously completed it in the last 12 months. This is at the sole discretion of the Principal and Tenderers will be advised when they send through their contact details. 

For tenderers that have never completed the Third Part Information Security self-assessment, please forward the following details to to obtain access to the online self-assessment survey:

- Company Name


- Name and email address of the person who will complete the on-line assessment. 

If you have any questions, please contact

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