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External audit of Southern Cross University and its controlled entity - RFT 02/2020

RFT ID RFT 02/2020
RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 11-Jun-2020
Closes 6-Jul-2020 12:00pm
Covered Procurement Yes
Category (based on UNSPSC)
84111600 - Audit services
Agency Audit Office of NSW

Contact Person
Phone: 0

Tender Details

This RFT seeks tenders from professional services firms interested in auditing the following entities on behalf of the Auditor-General for NSW:

  • Southern Cross University 
  • Southern Cross Campus Services Limited

The audit scope includes auditing the annual Higher Education Research Data Collection return. 

The Auditor-General for NSW will enter into an agreement to provide external audit services for the financial years’ ending 31 December 2020, 31 December 2021, 31 December 2022 and 31 December 2023. The agreement will also contain an option to extend the services for the financial years’ ending 31 December 2024 and 31 December 2025.


NSW Regions: Far North Coast, Mid North Coast

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

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.

Since the last round of tendering, tenderers should note the following clauses in the RFT have changed/been added:

- Clause 5.4.2

- Clause 6.16.2/6.18

- Clause 8.3/8.11/8.13

- Clause 11

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

Conditions for Participation

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.

For tenderers that have previously submitted a self-assessment in 2019 and were appointed as an Audit Service Provider, your self-assessment will remain valid for 12 months from the date of appointment. If you have any questions, please contact

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.

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