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SOQ- 22-049-Two years of Operational Audits for Jefferson Parish
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
SOQ: 85438510

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Bid Law Requirement Update: Act 406
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PUBLIC NOTICE
                                          SOQ 22-049
 
Two years of Operational Audits for Jefferson Parish
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBSMISSIONS: 3:30 p.m., September 23, 2022
 
            The Parish of Jefferson, authorized by (Resolution No. 140315), is hereby soliciting a Statement of Qualifications from persons or firms interested in providing necessary services to perform operational audits for Jefferson Parish for the two-year period January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024.
 
The Parish of Jefferson is hereby soliciting Statements of Qualifications from CPA firms/individuals interested in in providing necessary services to perform operational audits for Jefferson Parish for the two-year period January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024 (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 type of services requested in this SOQ.
           
The following criteria shall be used to evaluate the Statements of Qualification the firms/individuals submit:
 
Professional training and experience of the CPA firms/individuals assigned to this project and the breadth of their experience in the performance of operational audits; (25 points)
Nature, quantity and value of Jefferson Parish operational audit work previously and currently being performed; (20 points)
Nature, quantity and value of operational audit work performed for other public entities; (20 points)
Capacity for timely completion of work; (15 points)
The size of the firm based on the number of personnel, as related to the project requirements and/or scope (10 points)
Proposed fee schedule. (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.
 
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:  September 7, & 14 2022

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Started: 07-Sep-2022 02:07:00 PM
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SFOLSE on 14-Sep-2022 10:57:10 AM
QUESTIONS: In regards to the above referenced solicitation, is this bid open to industry specific staffing firms or individual CPAs and/or CPA firms? We are a local staffing agency that provides accounting and CPA labor. We'd like to submit a quote for work, but wanted to be sure first, if this was open to staffing firms. ANSWER: The SOQ is specifically requesting submission from CPA’s and CPA firms. A staffing agency may try to assemble a package for review, however it would likely be deemed non responsive. If deemed responsive, a staffing agency may also be at a disadvantage for various scoring criteria as it may not be able to meet some of the professional standards and qualifications of a CPA firm. In short, if you think your form can provide the services requested, you may submit on the SOQ, but it may be determined that the submission is non responsive
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