CGIAR System Organization Request for Proposals: Annual External Audit Services

What we are seeking:

The CGIAR System Organization (System Organization) is seeking proposals to perform an external audit of the System Organization’s annual financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2018. The System Organization is a recognized treaty-based international organization and is funded completely through donations and grants from private and public donors.

Deliverables and timeline:

The auditors will express an independent professional opinion as to whether the financial statements present fairly, in all material aspects, the financial position of the System Organization in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs). The audit will be carried out in accordance with the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). The System Organization is governed by internal rules established according to the IFRS.

A detailed outline of deliverables, timeline and knowledge, skills and attributes required is available here:

Detailed RFP available here

How to submit a proposal:

Please submit a narrative proposal and a budget proposal as two separate documents to Both documents can be attached to the same email.

Narrative proposal will consist of no more than 10 pages using Microsoft Word or similar format, font size 11pt., margins no smaller than one-inch. CVs will not count against the page limit and may be presented in a separate Annex.

Budget proposal will be presented using Microsoft Excel or similar format and consist of, at a minimum, the following line items: auditor time, resources, travel. The budget will be presented in US dollars.  For auditor time, please submit a table in the following format to indicate the level of effort and cost planned by level for staff in your organization.

All proposals must be received no later than Midnight on 19 January 2019. Only electronically submitted proposals will be considered. Late proposals will not be considered.