RFQ for External Auditing Services Announcement

Request for Qualifications #2019-01 for External Auditing Services.

The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, Inc. is requesting qualifications for external auditing.  The potential auditing firm will be responsible for providing a high level of service for a reasonable cost to the Coalition.  The intent of the RFQ is to select an independent auditing firm, preferably with at least two years of Florida Early Learning Coalition auditing experience, to provide basic auditing services for the Coalition’s total annual budget of approximately $27 million.

The Request for Qualifications released September 20, 2018 may be obtained at RFQ FINAL AUDIT PAGE WHEN LIVE ONLY, no sooner than 8 a.m. 

The deadline for receipt of written questions is October 4, 2018. The deadline for receipt of proposals (no exceptions) is October 18, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. eastern standard time. Official notice of award will be
posted to the Coalition’s website and mailed to all proposers. Certified Minority Business Enterprises are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Only written correspondence and/or inquiries directed to the Coalition’s Procurement Manager (who is the sole point of contact with the Coalition for purposes of this RFQ) will be accepted.  The Procurement Manager’s name and contact information is:  Tajaro Dixon, Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, Inc., 2450 Old Moultrie Road, Suite 103, St. Augustine, FL  32086, tdixon@elcnorthflorida.orgThe Coalition will not participate in any inquiries by phone.  Only e-mail inquiries will be responded to and only during the scheduled Question and Answer time frame.  Information obtained from any other source is not official and should not be relied upon.

After the release of this RFQ, if any solicitation revisions become necessary or appropriate, as determined by the Coalition, the Coalition will electronically post the addenda to the Coalition’s website, www.elcnorthflorida.org.  Proposers are responsible for checking the Coalition website and contacting the Coalition’s Point of Contact for this solicitation before the RFQ deadline to ascertain whether any addenda have been issued.

The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all solicitations or ignore or correct minor irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Coalition.

Funding Sources:  Funding Sources: The services described in this RFQ and the resulting Contract will be funded by the General Revenue from the State of Florida and Federal funds. The State of Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program is 100% state funded. The Program Assessment and Pay for Performance Programs are 100% federally funded. And per the July 1, 2018 OEL School Readiness Notice of Award for the ELC of North Florida, the School Readiness Program is approximately 77.55% federally funded, 22.34% state funded, and 0.11% funded by non-governmental sources (CCEP).

Sponsored by:  the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, Inc. and the Office of Early Learning.

Early Learning Coalition of North Florida