Audit Services

Why buy from the National Public Sector Framework?

The framework is compliant with procurement regulations and is accessible to any organisation within the public sector.

Purchase a full range of internal audit and external audit services plus audit related services using this framework agreement.

The audit services framework can be used to provide an independent and objective opinion on:

  • Organisational controls
  • Use of funds and resources
  • Compliance with financial regulations

The internal audit and external audit services can also be used for:

  • Financial health assessments
  • Verification of financial accounts
  • Statements of corporate governance
  • Reports on regularity
  • Reviews of financial value standards

It was awarded on 5th December 2020 and runs to 4th December 2024.

The framework provides added value throughout when compared to other public sector frameworks. The framework is:

Designed by experts

  • This framework has been developed by experts in the field who have many years of operational experience across a range of public sector organisations
  • It is a fast and compliant route and covers all the requirements outlined in the SORP


  • The framework offers a wide choice of local and national suppliers as it is split into 26 lots. Lots 1 – 12 are regional lots and Lot 13 is a national lot for internal audit. Lots 14 – 25 are regional lots and Lot 26 is a national lot for external audit
  • Using the agreement ensures you are covered by any future conditions imposed by the UK Government, Funding Bodies, and other relevant bodies


  • The framework is compliant with The Public Contracts Regulations when it is used according to the guidance provided
  • You can be sure that our list of pre-vetted suppliers are of the highest quality and have been through a rigorous selection process in order to get on to the framework


  • A dedicated help desk service is available to users of the framework. The service helps users to use the framework and offers advice on the mini-competition process and contract management issues. In addition to the help desk, the framework has a further competition support service which can:
    • Undertake a further competition on behalf of a framework user (if the user doesn’t have the skills or the resources to undertake the further competition themselves)


  • Provide a further competition documentation review service to ensure the documentation is fit for purpose prior to commencement of the further competition

Who can use the Framework

  • Central Government, Local Government & Public Corporations
  • Local Authorities
  • Police, Fire & Rescue Services
  • NHS Bodies in the UK
  • Hospices in the UK
  • Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
  • Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom
  • Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom
  • Non-Departmental Public Bodies
  • National Parks Authorities

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How can I use this Framework?

Please login or register to use this framework.

Tenet are part of the CPC and operate on a not-for-profit basis.

Further details are available within the user guide.

The Framework can be utilised in the following ways:

  • Further Competition
  • Direct Award

Contract Management

Should you require any further support with this framework please contact us: