Published date: 29 November 2019

Last edited date: 29 November 2019

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.

Closing: 16 December 2019

Contract summary


  • Accounting, auditing and fiscal services - 79200000

  • Accounting and auditing services - 79210000

  • Accounting services - 79211000

    • Auditing services - 79212000

    • Financial auditing services - 79212100

    • Statutory audit services - 79212300

    • Tax-return preparation services - 79222000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£230,000 to £322,000

Procurement reference

UoS/External Audit/0819

Published date

29 November 2019

Closing date

16 December 2019

Contract start date

1 June 2020

Contract end date

31 May 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The University has campuses in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong, along with a number of subsidiaries which operate both nationally and internationally across the business portfolio, we are looking to undertake a tender for External Audit Services.

The emphasis of this tender is to appoint appropriately qualified company with suitable experience of the financial services required, knowledge of both national and international arenas and an innovative approach throughout the life of the contract.

External Audit Services are expected to commence from June 2020 to run for 3 years' with a possible 2 year extension in 12 monthly increments.

Tenderers may wish to arrange an introduction to members of the Finance Management Team who are responsible for the External Audit, these can be arranged from 2nd to 10th December 2019 on an individual appointment basis, at the University's City Campus.

For further information, or to arrange a suitable date please reply by correspondence with your availability, providing as many options as possible.

More information


Additional text

Please download the tender package , complete all the documents and return by the deadline.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Andrea Brook


City Campus
Chester Road
United Kingdom


0191 515 2851


Closing: 16 December 2019