Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments (SAAA) has announced that it has successfully concluded the procurement process and has awarded contracts for the supply of limited assurance audit reviews for smaller authorities. Three audit firms have been appointed as suppliers for the five-year period commencing 1 April 2017: PKF Littlejohn, Mazars and Moore Stephens. Contracts have been signed ahead of schedule on terms that will enable SAAA to undertake its various tasks including the quality control and monitoring of suppliers without making any further call on public funds. Further details of the audit appointment areas to be covered by the three firms will be communicated in due course.
The chairman of SAAA, Mike Attenborough-Cox, commented that "We are delighted with the outcome of the procurement exercise and look forward to working with the three appointed firms".