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<ul><li><p> CITY OF MILWAUKIE, OREGON </p><p> REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL </p><p> FOR PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES </p><p> 10722 SE MAIN STREET </p><p>MILWAUKIE, OREGON 97222 </p><p>JANUARY 2013 </p><p>PHOTOGRAPH Riverfront Park in Milwaukie </p><p>Photo by Mark Gamba </p></li><li><p>TABLE OF CONTENTS </p><p>I. Background Information a. General Information about the City b. Staffing / Operations c. Accounting Records d. GFOA Awards </p><p>II. General Request for Proposal Information a. General Description b. City Point of Contact c. Responding to the Audit RFP d. Tentative Schedule for Selection Process e. Proposal Evaluation f. Contract Duration g. Acceptance or Rejections and Negotiation of Proposals </p><p>III. Scope of Auditor Services a. General b. Basic Reports to be Issued c. Additional Reports to be Issued Dependent on Applicability d. Supplemental Reports / Studies e. Standards to be Followed f. Special Considerations g. Working Paper Retention and Access to Working Papers h. Assistance to be Provided by the City </p><p> IV. Proposal Requirements </p><p>a. Minimum Content of Responses </p><p>V. Attachments a. Not to Exceed Price for Proposed Service Schedule b. Personal Service Audit Contract c. Scope of Work </p></li><li><p> City of Milwaukie, Oregon </p><p>RFP for Professional Auditing Services 1 </p><p>I. Background Information a. General Information about the City Milwaukie was founded in the year 1848 by a gentleman named Lot Whitcomb. On February 4, 1903, a petition to incorporate as a City was approved by the residents of Milwaukie. The first council meeting was held on June 2, 1903, presided over by William Schindler, the first Mayor of Milwaukie. The initial funding for the City came from $1 donation from each elected city official. The City of Milwaukie is a community where citizens, civic organizations, businesses and city government work together to ensure that the community retains its hometown identity, high quality of life and its natural beauty. Today, Milwaukie serves a population of 20,400 and is close to the region's business core and urban amenities, with the City of Portland just to the north. At the same time, the City provides a small-town atmosphere and distinct neighborhoods. The City is approximately fifteen miles from Portland International Airport. The City is a full-service municipality that operates under a council/manager form of government. The elected City Council consists of the Mayor and four Councilors who act as the board of directors. The Council sets policies for city government, enacts ordinances and hires, directs and evaluates the City Manager. In turn, the City Manager is the City's chief executive officer, responsible for overall management and administration. Municipal services are provided by City employees and headed by the City Manager. The City operates its own police department, a municipal court, community development, water, sewer and surface water utilities, street operations, planning, engineering, fleet management, and library. b. Staffing/Operations The Finance Department is responsible for many aspects of City operations including utility billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, business registration, municipal court, budgeting and financial reporting. Currently, the Finance Department consists of the Finance Directors, Assistant Finance Director, an accountant, payroll specialist, two accounting clerks, and an administrative assistant/cashier. c. Accounting Records The City currently utilizes Tyler Technologys Incode accounting software. Incode modules used by the City include general ledger, payroll, human resources, cash collections, accounts receivable, accounts payable, municipal court, utility billing and purchasing. The financial system uses both online real-time entry and batch processing. The Citys in-house information technology personnel are responsible for system security, backups and installing vendor up-grades. </p></li><li><p> City of Milwaukie, Oregon </p><p>RFP for Professional Auditing Services 2 </p><p>d. Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Awards The City of Milwaukie recently received the following awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA): Budget: GFOA has awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the City of Milwaukie for the budget documents for 2012 and for the 2013-2014 biennium. Audit: GFOA has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Milwaukie for the year ended June 30, 2011. Note: The City of Milwaukie anticipates that it will continue to submit its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to the GFOA for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The format of audit reports must allow the City to meet the requirements of that program. This also requires that the Auditor ensure that the audit report and financial statements are completed in time for this submission. Annual Report: GFOA has awarded the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to the City of Milwaukie for the fiscal year 2011 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). II. General Request for Proposal Information a. General Description The City of Milwaukie is seeking proposals for the audit of its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) from qualified certified public accounting firms. A complete description of services to be provided is described under Section III. The first reporting period to be audited is July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, extending through the next four subsequent fiscal years. b. City Points of Contact Questions, inquiries, or comments regarding this Request for Proposal (RFP), the Citys accounting system, financial staff or financial processes shall be directed to: Rina M. Byrne, CPA CFE Assistant Finance Director byrner@ci.milwaukie.or.us 503-786-7505 Casey A. Camors, CPA CMA CPFO Finance Director camorsc@ci.milwaukie.or.us 503-786-7522 Richard W. Seals, CPA CMA CFM CFE Finance Director (co) rseals@westlinnoregon.gov 503-722-5505 </p><p>mailto:rseals@westlinnoregon.govmailto:camorsc@ci.milwaukie.or.usmailto:rseals@westlinnoregon.gov</p></li><li><p> City of Milwaukie, Oregon </p><p>RFP for Professional Auditing Services 3 </p><p> Note: Additional information, the prior year Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Budget documents are accessible on the City website at http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/finance. c. Responding to the Audit RFP Your proposal must be received no later than Friday, February 15th at 4:00 p.m. Proposals may be emailed to byrner@ci.milwaukie.or.us (in Adobe or MS Word) or five copies may be mailed/messengered to the Milwaukie City Hall, Finance Department, addressed as follows: City of Milwaukie </p><p>Attn: Rina M. Byrne 10722 SE Main Street </p><p> Milwaukie, OR 97222 No faxed materials will be accepted. Postmarks are not considered proof of delivery. Emailed proposals shall not be deemed received until a confirmation email sent by the City is received in reply to the submitted proposal, confirming the emailed proposal was received and the format was readable by the City. If the proposal is hand delivered, it must be delivered to and stamped by personnel at City Hall. The proposal should address, at a minimum, the information requested in Proposal Requirements (section IV) subsection Minimum Content of Responses (a). Any amendments to this RFP will be in writing and will be issued to all persons or businesses that have indicated an interest to receive RFP amendments. No proposal will be considered that is not responsive to any issued amendments. d. Tentative Schedule for Selection Process Proposal Due: February 15, 2013 (4:00 p.m.) Finalist Selection: February 25 March 8, 2013 Finalist Interviews: March 18-22, 2013 Audit Committee Approval: April 1-5, 2013 Contract Finalized: April 12, 2013 Note: This is a tentative schedule and is provided as a courtesy to potential proposers. The actual schedule may vary for that provided without notice to potential proposers. Any changes made to the closing date of the RFP will be made in the form of an addendum and mailed to all potential proposers who have received RFP documents. e. Proposal Evaluation The City intends to select the most qualified certified public accounting firm that exhibits the strongest ability to provide the highest quality service, based upon the following criteria: </p><p>http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/financemailto:byrner@ci.milwaukie.or.us</p></li><li><p> City of Milwaukie, Oregon </p><p>RFP for Professional Auditing Services 4 </p><p> Firms understanding of the engagement and the Citys needs. Firms local municipal audit expertise/experience including references </p><p>from similar engagements. Experience and qualifications of individuals to be assigned to the </p><p>Citys engagement including resources available for the timely completion of the audit and scheduling of work. </p><p> Cost of services. The selection team shall be the City of Milwaukies Audit Committee, comprised of one City Councilor, one Budget Committee Member and one Citizen Member, with assistance provided by the Citys Finance Directors and Assistant Finance Director. f. Contract Duration The selected certified public accounting firm shall be designated as the Citys auditor for a five-year term commencing with the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 audit. Either party may cancel the contract effective at fiscal year end, by written notice delivered prior to December 15th of that fiscal year. The City reserves the right to extend the contract beyond the original period, negotiating each year separately as to price and work performed. g. Acceptance or Rejection and Negotiation of Proposals The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any irregularities in the request for proposal, to accept or reject any item or combination of items in a proposal, to request additional information or clarifications from respondents, and to negotiate or hold interviews with any one or more of the respondents. By requesting proposals, the City is in no way obligated to award a contract or to pay expenses of the proposing firms in connections with the preparation or submission of a proposal. Furthermore, the City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals prior to execution of a contract, with no penalty to the City of Milwaukie. III. Scope of Auditor Services a. General The City of Milwaukie is requesting proposals from qualified certified public accounting firms, duly authorized to practice as such by the State of Oregon, to audit the Citys Comprehensive Annual Financial Report commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, extending through the next four subsequent fiscal years. These audits are to be performed in accordance with the provisions contained in this request for proposal. The City of Milwaukie desires the auditor to express an opinion on the fair presentation of the Citys basic financial statements as a whole, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The auditor shall also be responsible for performing certain limited procedures involving required supplementary information required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), as mandated by generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS). </p></li><li><p> City of Milwaukie, Oregon </p><p>RFP for Professional Auditing Services 5 </p><p> The selected auditor shall submit a draft of all reports for managements review. The final reports are subject to review by the Citys Audit Committee. The selected auditor shall incorporate, as part of the basic proposal, meeting time with the finance staff and the Audit Committee for the purpose of discussing the audit, management letter, and conclusions. b. Basic Reports to be Issued Following the completion of the audit of the fiscal years Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the auditor shall issue the following: </p><p> Independent Auditors Report for the City o Report on the fair presentation of the financial statements in conformity </p><p>with generally accepted accounting principles based upon the audit of the basic financial statements of the City. The other supplementary information listed in the Table of Contents of the Citys CAFR, including combining schedules and additional budgetary comparison schedules, are not a required part of the basic financial statements. However, the auditor is to provide an in-relation-to report on the combining and individual fund financial statements and supporting schedules. The information presented shall be based on the auditing procedures applied during the audit of the basic financial statements. </p><p> SAS 114 and Management Letters </p><p>o SAS 114 Letter: Report summarizing certain matters required by professional standards to be communicated to the Citys Audit Committee to assist in the Committees oversight responsibility for the Citys financial reporting process. </p><p>o Management Letter: Findings, statements, observations, opinions, comments and recommendations related to: The Citys system of internal control based upon the auditors </p><p>understanding of the control structure and assessment of control risk. </p><p> The Citys compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Citys accounting systems, functions, procedures and </p><p>processes, especially with regard to cost effectiveness. </p><p> Audit Comments and Disclosures Required by State Regulation o As required by the Minimum Standards for Audits of Oregon Municipal </p><p>Corporations (Oregon Administrative Rules 162-10-050 through 162-10-320). </p><p> c. Additional Reports to be Issued Dependent on Applicability Due to the fluctuation in receipt and expenditure of federal grant funds, the need for some reports is based upon whether the City meets the audit threshold (over $500,000 </p></li><li><p> City of Milwaukie, Oregon </p><p>RFP for Professional Auditing Services 6 </p><p>in expended grant funds) for performance of a Single Audit under OMB Circular A-133. Such reports are as follows: </p><p> Independent Auditors Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards </p><p>o Report identifying any deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting that are considered to be significant deficiencies including control deficiencies, significant deficiencies and material weaknesses as defined by Statements on Auditing Standards No. 115. </p><p> Independent Auditors Report on Compliance with Requirements Applicable to </p><p>Each Major Program and Internal Control over Compliance in Accordance with OMB Circular A-133 </p><p>o Report on compliance with requirements described in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, Compliance Supplement applicable to each of the Citys major federal programs. </p><p> Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs </p><p>o Report of findings and questioned costs related to the Citys financial statements as well as costs and compliance for federal award programs. </p><p> d. Supplemental Reports / Studies Reports o...</p></li></ul>

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