Dear Children’s Commissioner for England,
This is a request for information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.
Please can you let me have details of internal audit provision for the financial years 2013/14, 2014.5 and planned arrangements for 2015/6. Specifically, can you provide information on:
- which organisation has provided internal audit support for each of the years above?
- what process was undertaken to appoint the provider or providers?
- How many person-days of internal audit support were provided in each of the above years?
- What was the total actual or planned cost for each of the years above?
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Dear Ms Aitken,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on
Thursday 17^th September 2015, in which you ask for details about our
internal audit provision for the financial years 2013/14, 2014.5 and
planned arrangements for 2015/6.
I have provided below a response to each of your questions:
Q 1 - which organisation has provided internal audit support for each of
the years above?
2015-16 Gateway Assure
Q 2 - what process was undertaken to appoint the provider or providers?
Competitive Tendering process via the Gov.UK website, Contract finder:
Q3 - How many person-days of internal audit support were provided in each
of the above years?
2013-14 37 days
2014-15 35 days
2015-16 25 days
Q4 - What was the total actual or planned cost for each of the years
Higher Executive Officer
Office of the Children's Commissioner
Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BT
Direct Line: 020 7783 8203
Telephone: 0207 783 8330
Advice and Assistance free phone for children and young people receiving
social care services, in or leaving care, or living away from home: 0800
Email: [email address]
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