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Request For Proposal

Auditing Services

Union City Redevelopment Agency ("UCRA") Request
for Proposals From Individuals or Firms Interested in
Providing "Auditing Services" for the UCRA for the
Period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017


Pursuant to the Fair and Open Process described under N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1, et seq., the UCRA seeks Requests for Proposals ("RFPs") for the provision of "Auditing Services" for a contract period beginning on January 1, 2017, and ending on December 31, 2017. All candidates are required to comply with N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 as amended. (Affirmative Action).  Each candidate shall submit proof of business registration with the New Jersey Division of Taxation (P.L. 2004, C.57). The successful candidate must have significant experience in public sector auditing. The successful candidate will provide the UCRA with consulting services related, but not necessarily limited to:

  1.     Making routine investigations, examinations, and providing
        annual audits of books and financial records and
        preparing reports thereof as required by law;
  2.     Making inspections of varied financial transactions and
        records to ensure that concerned regulations and
        accounting procedures are observed;
  3.     Compiling financial and other statements and reports using
        basic data;
  4.     Making periodic reviews of financial transactions and
        supplements these reviews by field visits to verify
        accounting and fiscal practices;
  5.     Preparing detailed reports of audits containing findings,
        conclusions, and recommendations;
  6.     Maintaining essential auditing records and files;
  7.     Utilizing or learning to utilize various types of electronic
        and/or manual recording and computerized information
        systems used by the agency, office, or related units;
  8.     Preparing UCRA audit report for year-end audit;
  9.     Any other thing necessary and proper for completion of your
        duties; and
  10.     Any other matter as directed by the UCRA.

Professional Information, Qualifications and Proposals

Copies of this standardized submission requirements and selection criteria are on file and available from the Office of the City Clerk. Each interested firm shall submit the following information:

  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 auditors will be assigned to work with the
  3.     Areas of Practice;
  4.     Description of auditor's education, experience,
        qualifications, number of years with the firm and a description
        of their experiencewith projects similar to those described in
        this RFP;
  5.     Description of experience related to public sector auditing, in
        particular, experience auditing redevelopment agencies and
        grant funded public projects.
  6.     At least four (4) references, three (3) of which must have
        knowledge of your service to a public entity;
  7.     The auditor'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 the time
        estimates for each individual, all expenses, and where
        appropriate, total cost of "not to exceed" amount. It is
        anticipated that the total costs charged by the successful
        candidate for the year serving as Auditing Services Consultant
        to UCRA should not exceed $11,000.00; and
  9.     Any other information which the interested firm deems
  10.     Statement of Corporate Ownership (c.52:25-24.2).

Selection 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: Experience must include prior
        audits of and work with Redevelopment Agencies and other
        public entities and the reporting requirements / record
        keeping requirements of the New Jersey Schools Development
        Authority; including any special audit requirements for grant
        funds administered through those agencies;
  3.     Ability to perform the task in a timely fashion, including
        staffing and familiarity with the subject matter; and
  4.     Cost competitiveness.

Submission Requirements

Sealed RFP submissions will be publicly opened on December 19, 2016 at 11:15 AM, by the Municipal Clerk of the City of Union City in her/his office at City Hall, 3715 Palisades Avenue, Union City. Sealed submissions must be received by no later than the above stated time and date by:

Dominik Cantatore, Acting City Clerk
City of Union City
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, New Jersey 07087
(201) 348-5731

Please submit one original and three (3) copies of the RFP. Use white 8½ "x11" paper and mark clearly, on the outside of the envelope: “Response to RFP -Auditing Services-Union City Redevelopment Agency-Public Open on December 19, 2016.

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Issue Date: 12/05/2016
Issue Time: 3:45 PM
Submission Date: 12/19/2016
Submission Time: 11:15 AM