Performance audit panel registration

The purpose of this form is to select suitably qualified and experienced performance auditors to provide performance auditing services on behalf of the Auditor-General of Queensland, on an as needed basis, as part of a panel arrangement in order to support the work of the performance audit division.

Performance audits determine whether the objectives of public sector entities are being achieved economically, efficiently and effectively and in compliance with all relevant laws. Performance audits may be undertaken in a single entity or across a number of entities and can report directly on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of government programs, services, functions or activities.

The package size of audit services may range from 50 hours for a specific activity up to 1 000 hours for broader audit services. While suppliers may be appointed from the panel for smaller assignments, larger audit assignments may be offered for tender.

Firm Details
Firm financial viability
QAO will only consider offers from financially sound suppliers. Provide a statement outlining your firms financial viability. Please include a copy of the latest signed financial statements for your entity – an audited set of statements is highly desirable, if available.
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Key Personnel
Provide a brief Profile for each member of staff you are proposing for the work including details of qualifications, experience and skills (approximately 250 words. (Nominate only those you anticipate undertaking work on behalf of the Auditor‑General).
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Professional Indemnity Insurance (Minimum $5,000,000)
Public Liability Insurance (Minimum $10,000,000)
Firm’s Capability
Performance audit experience
Relevant to the scope of Performance Audit Services in Section A of this document, your response should include:
a. Your capacity for complex program/policy analysis
b. Your use of various quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
c. Your project management skills
d. Your experience in evaluating the effectiveness, efficiency and economy of government programs and initiatives
e. Your track record in producing high quality work on time and within budget.
f. Examples of your highly developed written and verbal communication skills
g. Your experience in producing clear and concise reports, briefings and presentations.
h. Other relevant experience.
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Industry and subject matter expertise
Relevant experience of all or some of the following portfolios:
a. Agriculture, Resources and Environment
b. Education and Innovation
c. Finance and Administration
d. Health and Community Services
e. Legal Affairs and Community Safety
f. State Development, Infrastructure and Industry
g. Transport,
h. Housing
i. Local government
Include information on specialist expertise relevant to performance audit topics listed in section 2.3 of the QAO Strategic Audit Plan at http://www.qao.qld.gov.au/strategic-audit-plan.
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Value add services
Summary of value proposition, including:
a. audit approach and methodology
b. any advanced analytic techniques and tools
c. ability/approach transfer skills to QAO staff
d. client engagement
e. other value adding propositions
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Quality Assurance
Points to consider –
a. Your quality assurance and risks management practices
b. Compliance with APES Quality Control for Firms
c. ASQC1 Quality Control for Firms that Perform Audits and Reviews of Financial Reports and Other Financial Information and Other Assurance Engagements
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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When QAO requires a Panel provider to undertake work, panellists may be asked to quote: 1. on a time and materials basis, in accordance with the fixed price payment rates quoted below; or 2. on a fixed price basis, with the fixed price payment rates quoted below being used to prepare the fixed price quote. Panellists are bound to quote for any subsequent contract variations involving additional cost in accordance with the fixed/capped price payment rates.
Personnel Description (Categories to be nominated by vendor)Maximum Rate per hour (Exc GST)Maximum Rate per “professional day” (Exc GST)Maximum Rate per “professional week” (Exc GST)
Basis of discount% Discount off total work value
Referees