Supplying the NAO

Interested in Supplying the NAO?

The National Audit Office (NAO) spends over £30 million a year on externally purchased goods and services. This ranges from professional services such as financial, research and legal services, to training and management consultancy, IT, Facilities and stationery.

The NAO Procurement Team is committed to delivering value for money procurement solutions in line with legislative requirements and established best practice; provision of these goods and services plays a fundamental role in ensuring the NAO delivers its corporate objectives.

We welcome your views and we are happy to answer any queries you may have.

Please contact the procurement team on 020 7798 7343 or 020 7798 7372 or visit our Procurement Portal for details of our Buyer Profile and the latest procurement opportunities.

Transfer of Legal Entities

The Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011 (Schedule 4) created the National Audit Office (NAO) as a separate corporate body and transferred the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) interest in contracts to the NAO automatically on 1 April 2012.

Actions/non-actions for Suppliers to the NAO

  • Suppliers should perform their contracts in accordance with their terms, except;
  • All invoices, notices and other correspondence should be addressed to the NAO
  • Suppliers’ actions not required re legal rights or contracts, because transfer occurred with no additional formality or consent, even if contracts state otherwise
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