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SOQ 24-012 Provide Professional Accounting Services
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
SOQ: 46162006

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Bid Law Requirement Update: Act 406
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PUBLIC NOTICE SOQ 24-012
TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING SERVICES
The Parish of Jefferson, authorized by Resolution No. 144089 , is hereby soliciting a Statement of Qualifications from persons or firms interested in providing professional accounting services.
DEADLINE FOR SUBSMISSIONS: 3:30 p.m., May 9, 2024
That the Purchasing Department is hereby authorized to advertise for submittals of Statements of Qualifications from CPA firms/individuals or qualified persons or firms interested in providing professional accounting services including, and not to limited to, financial and programmatic audit support staffing, preparation of various accounting reports, and other duties as assigned on an as needed basis for the Jefferson Parish Department of Accounting, and other Director of Finance Departments as needed for a three-year period with an option to extend the contract for two additional one-year periods if agreeable by both parties. (Parishwide)
To be considered, a person or firm submitting a proposal must have at least one (1) firm representative who has at least five (5) years of experience in providing the same or similar types of professional accounting services to government clients.
The following criteria shall be used to evaluate the Statements of Qualification the firms/individuals submit:
(1) Professional training and experience of the CPA firms/individuals or qualified person or firms assigned to this project and the breadth of experience in the performance of such duties (25 points)
(2) Capacity for timely completion of the work; (15 points)
(3) Nature, quantity and value of such services performed for other public entities; (20 points)
(4) The nature, quantity and value of Jefferson Parish work previously and currently being performed; (20 points)
(5) The size of the firm based on the number of personnel, as related to the project requirements and/or scope; (10 points)
(6) Proposed fee schedule. Fee schedule should be presented such that the fees for various levels of staff based upon experience is presented separately. (10 points)
The person or firm submitting a Statement of Qualification (General Professional Services Questionnaire) must identify all subcontractors who will assist in providing professional services for the project, in the professional services questionnaire. Each subcontractor shall be required to submit a (General Professional Services Questionnaire) and all documents and information included in the questionnaire. (Refer to Jefferson Parish Code Ordinance, Section 2-928)
All persons or firms (including subcontractors) must submit a Statement of Qualifications (General Professional Services Questionnaire) by the deadline. The latest professional services questionnaire may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Department at (504) 364-2678 or via the Jefferson Parish website at www.jeffparish.net. This questionnaire can be accessed by hovering over “Business and Development” on the website and clicking on the Professional Services Questionnaires option under “Doing Business in Jefferson Parish”.
Submissions will only be accepted electronically via Jefferson Parish’s e- Procurement site, Central Bidding at www.centralauctionhouse.com or www.jeffparishbids.net. Registration is required and free for Jefferson Parish vendors by accessing the following link: www.centralauctionhouse.com/registration.php.
No submittals will be accepted after the deadline.
Affidavits are not required to be submitted with the Statement of Qualifications, but shall be submitted prior to contract approval.
Proposer shall furnish the Parish with certificates of insurance evidencing Professional Liability insurance prior to contract approval. The FIRM shall also secure and maintain at their expense professional liability insurance with
minimal acceptable limits of $1,000,000 per claim and $2,000,000 annual aggregate.
Disputes/protests relating to the decisions by the evaluation committee or by the Jefferson Parish Council shall be brought before the 24th Judicial Court.
ADV: The New Orleans Advocate: May 1, 2024

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Started: 01-May-2024 3:00:00 PM CDT
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DABRAHAM on 09-May-2024 10:17:00 AM CDT
Question: We did not see a specific fee schedule in the SOQ documents and wanted to verify that there is not a specific format that you all are looking for. Are you looking for only a rate card? Or a rate card and an estimated cost per year? Answer: Total cost per year disaggregated by position title, estimated hours, and rate per hour.
UPDATE/ADDENDUM HISTORY
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08-May-2024 2:32:05 PM CDT
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