QAO's sourcing strategy aims to produce cost effective outcomes for our clients.

We balance our need for internal economies of scale and in-house expertise with the benefits of a competitive tender process for contract-out work.

To meet demands of key peak periods, QAO determines the optimal mix for audits to be delivered fully internally, and those that can be sub-contracted using audit service providers. Our in-house audits are carried out by QAO employees and are sometimes supplemented with contractors. Our contract-out audits are carried out by professional services firms, but managed, monitored and reviewed for quality by QAO.

We invite contract audit firms to register for our specialist panels: financial audit, performance audit, and audit analytics.

Financial Audit Panel

Financial audit service provider registration—new firm

Financial audit service provider registration—new partner to existing firm

Contract for auditing services

Contract auditing supply conditions



Performance Audit Panel

Performance audit service provider registration

Audit Analytics Panel

Audit analytics service provider registration


Public Service Code of Conduct

For further information on contracting with QAO please contact (07) 3149 6000 and ask for the Senior Contract & Procurement Officer or email procurement [at] qao [dot] qld [dot] gov [dot] au