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RFQ

Municipal Auditor

TOWN OF GUTTENBERG REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
FROM CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRMS INTERESTED IN
SERVING AS MUNICIPAL AUDITOR TO THE TOWN OF GUTTENBERG
FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2018 TO DECEMBER 31, 2018


Introduction

The Town of Guttenberg (“Town”) is a municipality of Hudson County, New Jersey. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 et seq, the Town seeks Requests for Qualifications (“RFQ”) from certified public accounting  firms that wish to provide municipal auditing services to the Town as directed by the Town Administrator or other appropriate officials within the Town. The successful firm must have significant experience in representing New Jersey municipalities in all aspects of municipal auditing.

The successful firm will provide the Town with financial auditing services including but not limited to the audit of financial statements of the Town in the presentment of a complete audit of the Town of Guttenberg. This audit will give an opinion as to whether the Town’s financial statements are fairly presented in conformity with the accounting principles and practices prescribed by the Division of Local Government Services, Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey. The audit will be conducted with generally accepted standard auditing practices. The audit should include but not limited to tests of accounting records of the Town and other procedures utilized by the various departments. Finally, the audit will provide reports on internal controls related to the financial statements of the various departments of the Town to ensure they are in compliance with all the laws and regulations and other provisions or grant agreements.

All necessary documents can be downloaded from the official Guttenberg website, www.guttenbergnj.org


Professional Information and Qualifications

1.     Name of Firm;

2.    Address of principal place of business and all other offices and corresponding telephone and fax numbers. Please note specifically which certified public accountants will be assigned to work with the Town.

3.    Description of firm’s accountant’s education, experience, qualifications, number of years with the firm and a description of their experience as municipal auditors.

4.    Experience related to providing accounting services to public entities;

5.    At least four (4) references, three (3) of which must have knowledge of your service to public entities;

6.    Examples of your record of success (or significant achievements) servicing public entities;

7.    The firm’s ability to provide the services in a timely fashion (including staffing, familiarity and location of key staff);

8.    Cost details, including the hourly rates of each of the individuals who will perform the services and all expenses.

9.    Any other information which the interested firm deems relevant.

10.    New Jersey Business Registration Certificate.

11.    Fully executed Non-Collusion Affidavit which is attached.

12.    Fully executed Disclosure of Ownership form which is attached.

13.    Mandatory Equal Employment Opportunity Language (if applicable).


Section Criteria

The selection criteria used in awarding a contract or agreement for professional services as described herein shall include:

1.    Qualifications of the individuals who will perform the tasks and the amounts of their respective participation;

2.    Experience and references;

3.    Ability to perform the task in a timely fashion, including staffing and familiarity with the subject matter;

4.    Cost competitiveness; and

5.    Other factors, if demonstrated to be in the best interest of the Town.



Submission Requirements

RFQ must be delivered no later than Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to:

Alberto Cabrera, Town Clerk
Office of the Town Clerk
Guttenberg Town Hall
6808 Park Avenue
Guttenberg, New Jersey 07093

Please submit one original and three (3) copies to the RFQ. Use white 8 ½ x 11 paper.

View Official Notice Here