Published date: 1 September 2021

This notice was replaced on 13 December 2021

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 13 December 2021)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • Auditing services - 79212000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£300,000 to £600,000

Procurement reference


Published date

1 September 2021

Closing date

1 October 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 November 2021

Contract end date

31 October 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Orbit is looking to procure a supplier for our External Audit requirements that will deliver a service that is demonstrably focused around the needs of Orbit. The audit shall cover Orbit Group Limited and all current subsidiaries, which includes Orbit Homes (2020) Limited (development company), Orbit Treasury Limited, Orbit Housing Association Limited, Orbit Capital Plc (funding vehicle for bonds), and two non-trading entities Orbit New Homes Limited and Orbit Gateway Limited.

The contract for the provision of the service is expected to commence on 1st November 2021. The Contract will be awarded for an initial period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 3 years (on a 1 + 1 +1 basis) based on acceptable performance and current requirements.

Tenderers are requested to study the documents in detail to ensure that the specific requirements can be met. To view the documents and submit a response got to

About the buyer


Garden Court
Harry Weston Road, Binley Business Park