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Request for Proposals for Professional Auditing Services
A. General Information
The City of Valdez is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013, as well as 2014 and 2015, with the option of auditing its financial statements for each of the 2 subsequent fiscal years. These audits are to be performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, the standards set forth for financial audits in the General Accounting Office’s (GAO) Government Auditing Standards (1994), the provisions of the federal Single Audit Act of 1984 (as amended in 1996) and U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations as well as the State of Alaska Audit Guide and Compliance Supplement for State Single Audits.
There is no expressed or implied obligation for the City of Valdez to reimburse responding firms for any expenses incurred in preparing proposals in response to this request.
To be considered, one original and five (5) copies of a proposal must be submitted by
4:30pm on November 21, 2013.
Proposals shall be submitted to the City of Valdez, P.O. Box 307, 212 Chenega Avenue. The City of Valdez reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.
Proposals submitted will be evaluated by an Auditor Selection Committee selected by the City of Valdez City Council, consisting of members of the City Council, the Finance Director of the City of Valdez and other City staff designated by the City Manager.
During the evaluation process, the Auditor Selection Committee and the City of Valdez reserve the right, where it may serve the City's best interest, to request additional information or clarifications from proposers, or to allow corrections of errors or omissions. At the discretion of the City or the Auditor Selection Committee, firms submitting proposals may be requested to make oral presentations as part of the evaluation process.
The City of Valdez reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any ideas in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance by the firm of the conditions contained in this request for proposals, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal submitted and confirmed in the contract between the City of Valdez and
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the firm selected.
It is anticipated the selection of a firm will be completed by December 2, 2013. Following the notification of the selected firm it is expected a contract will be executed between both parties by December 16, 2013.
B. Term of Contract
The term of the contract shall begin approximately December 20, 2013 and continue through the completion of the 2015 Audit. Upon written agreement of the parties, and subject to appropriation of funds by the City of Valdez, the contract may be separately extended for up to two (2) additional one-year periods under the same terms and conditions as set out in the initial contract. Either party may decline extension without reason.
10/22/2013 8:30 AM
11/21/2013 4:30 PM
Keith Greene, Finance Director
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
AUDIT RFP 2013
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