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Case Study:
Diocese of Westminster Trust

We had the pleasure of working with the Diocese of Westminster Trust to secure and deliver their Internal Audit Services.

The Trust wanted to receive bids from a range of audit firms that had experience of the academy sector and so decided on using the CMP Education Buying DPS for Financial Advisory and External Audit Services, as it allows customers the flexibility of inviting suppliers to the bidding round following an assessment.

The Objective

As a growing Trust, the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust was looking to partner with a trusted Internal Auditor to help manage the financial risks associated with a growing educational establishment. The Trust wanted to partner with an experienced auditor to report into the Audit and Risk Committee & work alongside the finance team.

The Challenge

Ensuring Organisational Fit

It was a key objective for the Trust to appoint a company that had sufficient experience in working with Multi-Academy Trusts, that understands the risks and challenges faced by a growing organisation.

Risk Based Approach

The MAT wanted to adopt a risk-based approach to auditing to target priorities and efforts the achieve maximum impact.

Value for Money

While this was a new contract requirement, the Trust were keen to ensure it was affordable and delivered great value for money.

Our Solutions


Invite specific suppliers to join the DPS so they could submit a bid for the Trust.


Draft the specification and tender documents for the Trust.


Coordinate the evaluation process, including providing templates for evaluation, arranging and hosting presentations and drafting the supplier feedback letters on behalf of the Trust.

The Results

  • Tender and contract delivered on-time
  • Service procured within anticipated cost envelop budgeted by Trust
  • Contract in place for September start of term

The Impacts & Benefits

  • Reputational enhancement
  • Remain compliant
  • Value for money for the school
Ashley Sterio - Marketing Coordinator
Micon Metcalfe

Chief Financial Officer

We recently used CMP Education Buying to procure our new Internal Audit Service. Our timescales were tight and the EB team worked at pace to work up our tender documentation and assessment criteria. The use of a dynamic framework meant we could invite leading service providers to bid in the knowledge that we were compliant with ESFA best practice regarding procurement. I valued the professional guidance relating to fair procurement processes and using the service meant that our procurement timeline did not slip. I believe using specialists is great value when you factor in the time and expertise you'd otherwise need in your team to avoid missteps.

Case studies from other organisations that we have worked with:

Age UK
Parish Buying
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