Inquiry into the Performance Audit of VAGO 2015-16

Request for Tender


Performance Auditor to conduct an audit of the Victorian Auditor-General and the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office under Section 19 of the Audit Act 1994 (Vic)

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified, skilled and experienced persons to conduct a performance audit of the Victorian Auditor-General and the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO). The opportunity to tender only becomes available every three years under the Audit Act 1994 (Vic). The purpose of the audit is to determine if the Auditor-General and VAGO are achieving their objectives effectively and doing so economically and efficiently and in compliance with the Audit Act and relevant auditing standards.

Prospective tenderers should be able to demonstrate as minimum requirements, the following criteria:

  • Must be a member of a leading Australian, Australasian or international organisation in the fields of auditing and/or consulting (with an emphasis on performance evaluation);
  • An appreciation of the role of the Auditor-General as an independent officer of the Parliament;

  • Knowledge and experience in the application of large scale performance audits/reviews of organisations, including public sector organisations; and

  • No actual or perceived conflicts of interest in relation to performing this audit work as specified under S19(2A) of the Audit Act 1994.

The skills and experience requirements for prospective tenderers are detailed in the Request for Tender document, which can be found here:

Request for Tender - pdfcomplete document(675.12 KB)

Request for Tender - Part D - docxThe Offer (to be completed)(254.18 KB)

The closing date for tenders is 2:00pm AEDST, Friday 29 January 2016. Further information for lodgement is contained in the Request for Tender.

Tenderers are requested to provide electronic tenders only via


Page 12 of the 'Invitation to Supply' documentation under the heading Proposed Timelines and Key Deliverables contains two incorrect dates.

The paragraph should read:

'The Committee expects the Performance Auditor to complete a preliminary report with draft findings for consultation with the Auditor-General and the Committee by 1 July 2016 and a final report transmitted to the Parliament of Victoria, as required by the Audit Act 1994, by 1 August 2016.'

Danny Pearson MP, Chair
Public Accounts and Estimates Committee
Parliament of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016