Request for Audit Proposals:  Assiniboine and Sioux Rural Water Supply System (ASRWSS)

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Request for Audit Proposals: Assiniboine and Sioux Rural Water Supply System (ASRWSS)

Assiniboine and Sioux Rural Water Supply System (ASRWSS)

Request for Audit Proposals

October 12, 2020

I. Introduction

General Information

The Assiniboine and Sioux Rural Water Supply System, ASRWSS, is a tribal organization located in northeastern Montana. Federal financial assistance was received from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to construct a rural water system, and from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to operate and maintain the rural water system built so far. There are also charges for services from a non-Federal organization. The organization started in FY 2018 so there are no prior audits.

It will be a single audit in accordance with 2 CFR 200 Subpart F Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards, Governmental Auditing Standards, and applicable federal, state, and tribal laws and regulations. The engagement will combine audits for the quarter ended 9/30/2018, the fiscal year ended 9/30/2019, and the fiscal year ended 9/30/2020. Federal expenditures were approximately $5 million for the quarter ended 9/30/2018, $17 million for FY 2019, and are estimated to be about $13.2 million for FY 2020.

There is no expressed or implied obligation for ASRWSS to reimburse responding firms for any expenses incurred in preparing proposals in response to this request.

To be considered, one copy of the proposal must be received by Ashleigh Weeks, Manager, ASRWSS, 5353 BIA ROUTE 14, P.O. Box 10, Poplar, MT 59255 by 1:00 pm on November 6, 2020. ASRWSS reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.

II. Time Lines for Completion of Audit

The field work is expected to be completed during December 2020 - January 2021, with part being performed onsite and part using virtual technology.

The audit report shall be issued no later than February 26, 2021.

III. Information to Include with Proposals

• Include number of hours proposed at each level of audit and review and names of those who are expected to be assigned to the audit, their qualification and experience in governmental accounting and auditing and with single audits. Describe general direction and supervision to be exercised over the audit team by the firm’s management personnel.

• Other governments for which auditing services and organizations have been performed and organizations for which single audits have been performed.

• Any additional services that will be included in the bid which are not listed in the request for proposal.

• Proposed fees for the combined audits. Fees charged for additional copies of the audit report over and above the agreed upon number of copies.

• The latest peer review for the applicable state board of accountancy.

IV. Mandatory Qualifications of Auditor

a. The auditors are a Certified Public Accounting firm and key staff have current CPA licenses.

b. The auditors have an up-to-date peer review and are in good standing with the state licensing board.

c. The auditors are not listed on the Federal excluded parties list maintained in SAM.gov, or being considered for action.

d. The auditors are independent.

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