Published date: 3 September 2020

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: 1 October 2020, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Auditing services - 79212000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference

Invitation to Tender - Partnerships for Forests Procurement for an External Grants Auditor

Published date

3 September 2020

Closing date

1 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

16 November 2020

Contract end date

16 November 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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Partnerships for Forests (P4F) supports investment models in which the private sector, public sector and communities can achieve improved returns from sustainable forests and sustainable land use. By creating market-ready 'Forest Partnerships' that offer an attractive balance of risks and benefits for the private sector, public sector and communities, the programme aims to mobilise significant investment, principally from the private sector.

Through grants and technical assistance, the programme helps selected partners move through the stages required to get to market - from idea development and memorandum of understanding (MOU), to business planning, to deal negotiation and piloting, and finally to commercial scale-up. The programme also supports demand side measures that strengthen demand for sustainable commodities, and activities to create the right enabling conditions for sustainable investment.

Palladium seeks to procure an Auditor to conduct audits on a number of Grants and Subcontracts between 2020 and 2023, so as to verify that recipients of Partnerships for Forests funds have expended those funds in accordance with the terms of their Grant Agreement or Subcontract.

The procurement is for an Auditor for all of the regions where Partnerships for Forests operates (East Africa, West & Central Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and Global - the Partnerships for Forests Regions). Tenderers should note, however, that a separate Technical and Financial Submission must be submitted for each Partnerships for Forests Region. Entities, may submit a bid for all of the Partnerships for Forests Regions as an organisation individually or as a consortium. Only bids that cover all Regions will be considered.

The publicly available Invitation to Tender (ITT) contains the Terms of Reference (TOR), the technical and financial selection criteria and the conditions of tender. Also available is the contract template. Please see here:

A log of the clarification questions and answers received by the deadline for receipt of clarifications will also be made available.

Please forward your Tender in accordance with the Details for Submission in the ITT by the Closing Date and Time: details can be found on this website

To ensure complete transparency and fairness, a notice of this procurement has also been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union.

We look forward to responses, and if you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the procurement managers by e-mail - /

About the buyer

Contact name

Charlotte Woodland


100 Bunhill Row