Georgia law requires all local governments to prepare a complete set of financial statements, presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principle (GAAP), and audited by a certified public accounting firm. City Council requested the City issue a request for proposal (RFP) for audit services for 2017.
On May 16th, the City issued an RFP for audit services for Fiscal Years 2017 – 2019 with an optional year for 2020. Proposals from five (5) firms were received by the June 8 submission deadline. The proposals were reviewed and ranked by an independent committee of staff and council. Of the initial rankings by the committee, there was not a clear choice of number 1; thus, bearing the need for a meeting of the screening committee team to discuss the proposals in depth. The team met on 6/29 to discuss the proposals and provide a recommendation to Council. The proposal scoring and committee recommendations are outlined in the attached memo.
City Manager Recommendation:
Now that the proposals have been reviewed and ranked, the City Manager requests that Council authorize contract negotiations with the recommended firm. Should the City Manager be unable to negotiate an acceptable contract agreement with the recommended firm, negotiations could then take place with the second organization. A final contract will be brought back to Mayor and Council for review and contract award. Time is of the essence to maintain a schedule to deliver the completed audit report before 12/31/2017.
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