Civil Service Commission

Compliance Monitoring Contract Awarded to KPMG (17 December 2012)

The Civil Service Commission and Commissioner for Public Appointments are pleased to announce the beginning of a new partnership with KPMG to carry out compliance monitoring and reviews of Departmental capability.

The CSC and Commissioner have legal duties to ensure that organisations in their remits are recruiting civil servants and public appointees on merit on the basis of fair and open competition, in line with the CSC Recruitment Principles and the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies; both have previously engaged independent contractors to deliver this assurance in the past.

The contract, which is worth around £600,000 over three years, was let under the Open OJEU procedure and five tenders were considered. This is the first time that a dual contract has been let across both regulatory regimes, following the appointment of Sir David Normington as both First Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments in 2011.

The new combined contract represents a significant saving to the public purse. Over the next few months the CSC and KPMG will work together to develop a new principles-based and proportionate approach to monitoring and review to be launched on 1st April 2013.

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