Published date: 26 January 2017

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 19 September 2016

Contract summary


  • Accounting and auditing services - 79210000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference

EU supply 25116

Published date

26 January 2017

Closing date

19 September 2016

Contract start date

1 April 2017

Contract end date

31 March 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The aim of this Mini Competition is to provide a service which meets the requirements of the Local Accountability Act 2014:

• an auditor panel must be appointed to advise on the appointments (Part 3 section 8 and 9 of the Act)
• a local (external) auditor must be appointed to audit the annual accounts by 31 December of the preceding year (Part 3, section 7(1) of the Act)
• an external auditor must be eligible for appointment in line with the Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) requirements (Part 4 and Schedule 5 of the Act)
• the appointment can be for longer than a year but there must be a new appointment at least once every 5 years (Part 3, section 7(2) of the Act)
• an auditor can be re-appointed for further terms (Part 3, section 7(3) of the Act).
It will supply the following Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs): NHS Central Manchester CCG, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG, NHS North Manchester CCG, NHS Salford CCG, NHS South Manchester CCG, NHS Trafford CCG, NHS Wigan Borough CCG.

More information

Additional text

This ITQ was run as a mini-competition off the NHS Shared Business Services Internal/External audit, Counter Fraud & Well Led Governance Review framework agreement.

Award information

Awarded date

19 December 2016

Contract start date

1 April 2017

Contract end date

31 March 2020

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Grant Thornton


Royal Liver Building
Liverpool L3 1PS



Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

Kathryn Farquhar


Halyard Court, 31 Broadway,
M50 2UW