Audit clause—for public sector contracts
Audit clause—for public sector contracts

The following Public Law guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Audit clause—for public sector contracts
  • Definitions for Audit clause—for public sector contracts

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STOP PRESS: The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) introduces substantial amendments to EU and UK data protection law and replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) and Directive 95/46/EC (the Data Protection Directive) as of 25 May 2018. This Precedent has not been drafted for compliance with the GDPR but it will be updated to reflect the changes to data protection law as a result of the GDPR regime in due course. For further information on the GDPR, see Practice Note: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For precedent (private sector) data processing provisions which comply with the GDPR and DPA 1998 (including audit provisions) and related commentary see Precedent: Data processing provisions—GDPR compliant—pro-controller.

Definitions for Audit clause—for public sector contracts

Audit Agents

  1. means any of the following:

    1. (a)

      the Authority's internal and external auditors;

    2. (b)

      the Authority's statutory or regulatory auditors;

    3. (c)

      the Comptroller and Auditor General, their staff and/or any appointed representatives of the National Audit Office;

    4. (d)

      HM Treasury or the Cabinet Office;

    5. (e)

      any party formally appointed by the Authority to carry out audit or similar review functions;

    6. (f)

      successors or assigns of any of the above;

Authority Data

  1. means:

    1. (a)

      the