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External audit of various Southern NSW local council entities - RFT - 05.2022

RFT ID RFT - 05.2022
RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 24-Oct-2022
Closes 24-Nov-2022 12:00pm
Category (based on UNSPSC)
84111600 - Audit services
Agency Audit Office of NSW

Agency Address
Level 19, Tower 2 Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Contact Person
Phone: +61292757100

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 the following entities:

- Wollongong City Council

- Bega Valley Shire Council 

- Eurobodalla Shire Council 

- Hilltops Council

- Shellharbour City Council 

- Upper Lachlan Shire Council

- Yass Valley Council

- Canberra Regional Joint Organisation 

- Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation

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 30 June 2023 to 30 June 2025 with an option to extend for the 30 June 2026 and 30 June 2027 financial years. 


NSW Regions: Illawarra, Southern Highlands

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.

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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 it provides a forum for tenderers to seek clarification and for the Principal to outline its expectations when working as an Audit Service Provider.

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 3pm Thursday 27 October 2022.

Conditions for Participation

Submission of Third Party Security 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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