CAL Background and Overview
Contractauditline (CAL) was formed in 1998 to deliver specialist procurement and contract audit, review and consultancy services to public sector organisations. Since 2001, it has also been providing grant audit certification services to Government and higher education establishments.
CAL currently delivers procurement and grant certification services to around twenty clients based throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
CAL is passionate about procurement and firmly believes that client expectations and value for money should be among the key drivers for all procurement exercises. We bring common sense and practical solutions to a subject which is very often unnecessarily over complex and time consuming for those involved. We actively support Constructing Excellence principles and see partnering and framework agreements as the way forward to the delivery of client expectations, provided they are set up and managed properly with the focus continually on performance throughout their duration.
CAL applies a similar practical approach to grant certification work, taking pride in our development of long-term ‘one to one’ relationships with clients which are often not possible with larger accountancy practices. Our clients take comfort from the fact that our certification work is undertaken by suitably experienced personnel (not trainees), and from the familiarity that results from seeing the same faces on each audit. Rigorous quality control checks provide our clients with confidence, and ultimate assurance that our certificates are accurate, issued on time and at a highly competitive rate.
In 2007, CAL formed a long-term partnership with GKP Chartered Accountants to enhance and expand CAL’s grant audit certification services. Informal partnerships are also in place with other organisations to provide CAL with extra specialist resources when required.