Following the conclusion of a procurement process for external audit services (undertaken jointly with Surrey Heath, Guildford and Waverley and Surrey Downs CCGs); North West Surrey CCG Governing Body approved the recommendation to appoint KPMG LLP as external auditor.  The recommendation was made by an evaluation panel comprising representatives from each CCG. The panel rated KMPG's proposal as achieving the highest score against the evaluation criteria and demonstrating the greatest value for money compared to other proposals received.

The contract with KMPG was awarded on 28 October 2016 and an individual contract order form will be issued (under the CCS Consultancy ONE framework agreement terms and conditions) for KPMG LLP to commence appointment. The contract started on 1 April 2017 and the contract term is for 36 months (with the option to extend for a further period of 24 months).