The Audit Office of NSW will issue the following tenders for the procurement of external audit services during October 2022:
• RFT 03/2022 - External audit of various Sydney metro local council entities
• RFT 04/2022 - External audit of various Hunter region local council entities
• RFT 05/2022 - External audit of various Southern NSW local council entities
About the Auditor-General and the Audit Office of NSW
The Auditor-General for New South Wales (the Auditor-General) helps the Parliament of New South Wales hold government accountable for its use of public resources. The Auditor-General is responsible for audits of NSW government entities, universities, and local councils and also provides certain assurance services for Commonwealth grants and payments to the State under Commonwealth legislation.
The Auditor-General is accountable to the Parliament of New South Wales and regularly reports to parliament on audits conducted. The Audit Office of NSW (the Audit Office) is a statutory authority, established under the Government Sector Audit Act 1983, that conducts audits for the Auditor-General.
The Audit Office conducts financial and performance audits of NSW Government agencies, local councils and council entities, principally under the Government Sector Audit Act 1983, the Corporations Act 2001 and the Local Government Act 1993.
Working with the Auditor-General and the Audit Office
As a general practice, the Auditor-General enters three year partnership arrangements with audit firms to deliver around 80 per cent of the financial audits in the local government sector. The arrangements also offer an option to extend for up to two further years. Through the partnership arrangements, the Auditor-General aims to commission external audits that:
• result in the delivery of high quality audits
• help parliament hold government accountable for its use of public resources
• generate insights to inform and challenge government to improve outcomes for citizens
• encourage innovation and an openness to more diverse service delivery models, and
• are cost effective.
More information about the role of the Auditor-General and the Audit Office can be found at our website https://www.audit.nsw.gov.au/.
Information about working as an audit service provider for the Auditor-General for NSW can be found at https://www.audit.nsw.gov.au/audit-service-providers.
This tender opportunity is not expected to lead to the award of a contract, or the award details will be advertised elsewhere. Please telephone or email the contact officer for details
Address for Lodgement
Level 19, Tower 2 Darling Park
201 Sussex Street
Covered Procurement Details
- The Procurement (Enforceable Procurement Provisions) Direction 2019 applies to this procurement
- A government agency may conduct negotiations with suppliers regarding the procurement