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File #: 20-220    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/6/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Macias, Gini & O'Connell, LLP to provide professional financial audit services for the term of April 22, 2020 through April 21, 2022, with an option to extend the Agreement at the County's election for one year for a total not-to-exceed amount of $1,141,350.
Attachments: 1. 20200421_att_RFP Matrix.pdf, 2. 20200421_r_Macias Gini O'Connell.pdf, 3. 20200421_a_Macias Gini O'Connell.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Juan Raigoza, Controller
Subject: Agreement with Macias, Gini & O'Connell, LLP

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Macias, Gini & O'Connell, LLP to provide professional financial audit services for the term of April 22, 2020 through April 21, 2022, with an option to extend the Agreement at the County's election for one year for a total not-to-exceed amount of $1,141,350.

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BACKGROUND:
The County Charter (Article VI Section 603) provides that the Board of Supervisors shall have an annual audit made by a certified public accountant and the auditor shall report on the County's financial transactions and records and the effectiveness of internal controls. In compliance with this requirement, the County has previously contracted with outside professional auditing services to review and report on the County's financial statements. Pursuant to this Board's approval, the County has previously contracted with Macias, Gini & O'Connell, LLP ("Macias") to provide the professional auditing services required under the County Charter. The County's most recent agreement with Macias terminated in accordance with its terms following two one-year extensions as of March 31, 2020.

DISCUSSION:
A Request for Proposals (RFP) for professional audit services was issued in February 2020. The RFP was posted to Public Purchase, an online database of government bid opportunities. As set forth on the attached RFP matrix, the County received three (3) proposals in response to its RFP. The Review Committee reviewed and evaluated the three proposals based on the criteria identified in the RFP and has selected Macias' proposal as best to deliver on the County's expectations for professional audit services in view of their qualifications, experience, and satisfaction of the evaluation criteria.

The term of the recommended Agreement (t...

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