Scope of Work
Catholic Relief Services-CRS
Audit of Accounts for CRS (Calendar Year 2020) period January 01 to December 31, 2020
CRS has worked in Sudan since 2004 conducting development and emergency relief efforts with a focus on rural livelihoods through diverse programs, including education, agriculture, micro-finance (SILC), water and sanitation and distribution of food donated by WFP. CRS is developing partnerships with local NGOs for greater sustainability and higher quality programming.
CRS has its main office in Khartoum, with its primary field office in El Geneina, Zalengi and Red Sea beside four sub-offices in Mukjar, Habila, Mornie and Umdukun localities.
CRS would like to contract a competent external audit firm to conduct a general audit of its financial statements for the period 01 January - 31 December 2020.
The audit report is needed for the purpose of CRS management and Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) as pre-requirement for annual registration.
Objectives of the audit:
External audits are undertaken to provide CRS executive management with an independent assessment of the internal controls, financial and administrative practices and management of entrusted resources.
The primary objectives of the audit are to:
Review and verify the expenditures and other financial transactions executed by CRS in Sudan.
Review and verify CRS financial transactions are complied with the rules and conditions governing the correct use and applications of funds as expressed.
Review, verify and report the correctness of the CRS financial statements for period 01 January – 31 December 2020.
The audit engagement will be conducted in accordance with the International Standards on Related Services (ISRS) 4400 applicable to agreed-upon procedures engagements.
Scope of Audit:
Audit of the Financial Statement for CRS Sudan for the period 01 January – 31 December 2020 in accordance with International Standards on Auditing.
Undertaking tests and enquiries to form an opinion as to the reliability of the accounting records;
Checking the accounts against the underlying records; and
Reviewing the accounts for compliance with the law and standards.
CRS requests the audit report provide a financial statement page to include the active donor projects in CY 2020 from January to December 2020 as well as the actuals for each donor project.
Place of audit:
The audit will be conducted at the CRS office in Khartoum, located in El Taif, House # 393, Block 23, and in its West Darfur Main Field office in El Geneina.
Proposed start date of the audit: Sunday May 23, 2021
Completion date of the audit: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Submission of Draft report to CRS: Thursday, July 01, 2021
Submission of the Final audit report: Thursday, July 15, 2021
CY 2020 Actuals: CRS Sudan’s actual expenses for the CY 2020 reporting period (1 January - 31 December 2020) were approximately $17,000,000 including cash and in-kind resources.
Audit fee: to be determined by the external audit firms’ presentation of their offers.
Travel to CRS Field Offices in Darfur: CRS is responsible to cover the travel and transportation costs to and from Darfur offices for the audit team.
Security and Safety: Staff security is a priority and CRS will make every effort to avoid putting any of its staff or its contractors at risk. The audit firm/contractor and his/her employees understand that CRS does not take any responsibility for their health or safety during the period of contract, including during travels to CRS offices in Darfur, and cannot be held liable for any injuries, illness, accidental death, etc.
The contracted external audit firm will bear any costs and liabilities associated with their contract under with CRS.
Please submit selaed offers to CRS office in Kahrtoum or through provdied emial:
Tender must be received in sealed envelope or mail
Procurement.firstname.lastname@example.org or hand delivery to CRS Office El Taif Block 23 House 393 El Nakheel street closed to Housh El samak
Goods must be received no later than:
CRS Office El Taif Block 23 House 393 El Nakheel street closed to Housh El samak