Co-source Internal Audit Agreement

A Utilities Contract Notice

Framework (Services)
5 year
12 Jul 2019
not specified
13 Aug 2019 12:00


Yorkshire Water Services Ltd (‘YWS’) is one of the largest water utility companies in the UK, with a turnover of 1 000 000 000 GBP. YWS provides water and wastewater services to 5 200 000 customers and receives up to 2 000 000 calls from customers each year. YWS is regulated by the Office of Water Services (OFWAT); the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI); the Environment Agency (EA); Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Yorkshire Water Services are tendering the services for a co-source partner who will assist the Internal Audit (‘IA’) team with the effective delivery of the IA plan. YWS envisage the agreement being awarded to a provider with experience and a proven track record in internal auditing.



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2 buyers

Total Quantity or Scope

Co-source IA support is known to be required in the following areas: — IT (including robotics, artificial intelligence), — tax and treasury, — advanced data analytics, — culture, — sharing best practice from other large or similar companies. The above list is not exhaustive. The IA plan is based on risk and over time there may be new or emerging risks that require assurance that is best provided by the co-source partner. In addition, the co-source partner will provide a critical friend role to the in-house IA team and will work with the manager of Internal Audit to identify ways to utilise the in-house audit team on specific audit assignments being led by the co-source partner. The scope of audit assignments will be agreed jointly between the business, the in-house IA team and the co-source partner. Audit assignments will be risk-based and planned as one of the following types of audit: — controls audit, — action plan audit, — programme audit, — compliance audit, — investigation. The audit brief and audit reports will be prepared by the co-source partner using IA templates. They will be reviewed by the IA team prior to being issued to the business.

Renewal Options

36 months with an optional 24 months extension.

CPV Codes

  • 79212200 - Internal audit services


  • Bids should cover the whole contract.
  • Options are not available.
  • Renewals are available.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.