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Bid Title: Request for Proposals: Professional Auditing Services
Category: Finance
Status: Open

Description:
The City of Bismarck is requesting proposals from qualified firms of Certified Public Accountants to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, and also for the two fiscal periods following 2018, with an option for the City to renew for two additional years. 

A three-year contract is contemplated, with an option for the City to renew for two additional years, subject to the annual review and recommendation of the Selection Committee, the satisfactory negotiation of terms (including a price acceptable to both the City of Bismarck and the selected firm), the concurrence of the Board of City Commissioners and the annual availability of an appropriation.

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 Government Auditing Standards and the provisions of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). 

There is no express or implied obligation for the City of Bismarck to reimburse responding firms for any expenses incurred in preparing proposals in response to this request.

The City of Bismarck 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 Bismarck and the firm selected.

Any inquiries concerning the request for proposals should be addressed to Jennifer Scheet, PO Box 5503, Bismarck, N.D. 58506-5503.  Information released to respondents throughout the selection process will be available on the website http://www.bismarcknd.gov/bids.aspx.

To be considered, five copies of a proposal must be received by the City of Bismarck, in the office of the City Administrator at PO Box 5503 or 221 N. 5th Street, Bismarck, ND 58506-5503 by 3:00 pm on October 26, 2018. It is anticipated the selection of a firm will be completed by November 6, 2018.  The City of Bismarck reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.

Publication Date/Time:
10/9/2018 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
10/26/2018 3:00 PM
Contact Person:
Jennifer Scheet
PO Box 5503
Bismarck, ND 58506-5503
Special Requirements:
The auditor shall be responsible for performing certain limited procedures involving, but not limited to:

• Financial statements of the governmental and business-type activities, each major fund, the fiduciary funds and the aggregate remaining fund information of the City of Bismarck and applicable reporting entities including the non-major governmental, non-major enterprise, and internal service funds
• Required supplementary information (RSI)
• Budget to actual comparisons
• Capital asset schedules
• Statistical information
• Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards

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