FIRST 5 Santa Clara County (FIRST 5 or Agency) is seeking qualified independent firms of certified public accountants to audit its annual financial statements. FIRST 5 intends to award a three‐year full‐service contract with an option to renew for an additional one‐ or two‐year period. This Request for Proposal (RFP) details the requirements needed by FIRST 5 and instructs interested proposers on the application and selection process. All firms meeting the minimum qualifications outlined in Section II of this RFP are invited to propose.
For more information, please contact: FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Attn: Maureen Shilling, Executive of Finance and Operations 4000 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 200 San José, CA 95117 (408) 260 3754 [email protected]
Audited financial statements are needed to comply with the State of California filing requirement under the Standards and Procedures for Audits of Local Entities Administering the California Children and Families Act (First 5) issued by the Office of the Controller of the State of California, Betty Lee, California State Controller, July 2022.
To assist your firm in estimating the level of effort required to render an opinion on the compliance requirements, the Minimum Audit Requirements and Reporting Guidelines issued by the State of California Controller’s Office are available at Guides, Manuals & References for First 5 California Program
Additionally, the audit must be performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards as set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Also, the Agency is subject to a Federal Single Audit for Entities who receive over $750,000 in Federal Funding in a fiscal year.
|Request for Proposal Released – April 12, 2023||Applications are available online at www.first5kids.org.|
|Proposal Due Date:|
May 12, 2023, 4:00 P.M. PST
|Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed or considered.|
All questions must be
submitted in writing no later
than: April 28, 2023, 4:00 P.M. PST
|Submit questions to the RFP Administrator via email.|
All questions shall be answered and emailed to the proposers.
|To ensure that no firm is provided an advantage over another, all requirements are specified in this RFP. Any changes to the requirements will be posted as an addendum to the RFP on the FIRST 5’S website. Proposers are solely responsible for monitoring this website and adhering to RFP addendums.|
|From the RFP release date until a contract for these services is fully executed, firms are prohibited from communicating with Commissioners or staff, other than the RFP Administrator, concerning this RFP or the resulting contract Firms will be disqualified from contract consideration if the prohibition is not honored.|