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ICANN Request for Information: Internal Audit Services

13 November 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) issued a request for information (RFI) to identify and learn about independent firms providing internal audit services that have extensive capabilities in performing internal audits for a broad range of operations as appropriate.

The objective of this project is for ICANN to connect with potential bidders that can provide independent assurance that ICANN's risk management, governance and internal processes are adequately designed and operating effectively.

The internal audit function should help assure that the controls in place are adequate to mitigate risks, but also go beyond risk mitigation and compliance by adding process improvement value to the operations examined. The firm should bring a systematic, disciplined approach to internal audit assignments to help with clarity and efficiency to ICANN's operations.

ICANN is looking for the potential firms to describe their approach for performing internal audit function, including frequency, timing, and scope of services.

As noted, ICANN requires a firm that can provide internal audit services relating to financial risk, but also has experience auditing other functional areas of the organization and can provide a comprehensive approach to encompass the entire organization. Any firm that only has expertise in financial and/or IT assessments will not be considered.

Read the full RFI Project Overview for more information, including a timeline and scope.

This RFI is the first part of a two-stage sourcing process used to fully evaluate proposals for this initiative. This RFI will be followed by a separate Request for Proposal (RFP).

Indications of interest should be emailed to Internal-Audit-Services-RFI@icann.org and provide the following information:

  1. Company name,
  2. Contact person name
  3. Contact person email address

By submitting your personal data, you agree that your personal data will be processed in accordance with the ICANN Privacy Policy, and agree to abide by the electronic Terms of Service.

Proposals should be electronically submitted using ICANN's sourcing tool by 23:59 UTC on 6 December 2023 at the latest. Access to this tool may be requested via the same email.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.