Financial and Compliance Audit RFP# 2024-0022

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Release Date: Feb. 21, 2024



The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of a financial and compliance audit. The Early Childhood Education and Care Department (“ECECD” or the Agency) is requesting proposals from qualified firms that have demonstrated past excellence and knowledge in providing financial and compliance audits to state agencies.

ECECD is seeking a contractor to conduct a financial and compliance audit for applicable statements and schedules of the Agency and other financial and compliance audit services as further described in Section IV.A for the period from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025, with the option to extend for two successive one-year terms based on the cost stated in the original proposal. This procurement will result in a contractual agreement between two parties; the procurement may ONLY be used by those two parties exclusively.


Action Responsible Party Due Date
1. Issue RFP ECECD Feb. 21, 2024
2. Acknowledgement of Receipt Form Potential Offerors March 4, 2024
4. Deadline to submit
Written Questions
Potential Offerors March 6, 2024
5. Response to Written
ECECD March 8, 2024
6. Submission of Proposal Potential Offerors March 22, 2024

Dates below are subject to change

7. Proposal Evaluation Evaluation Committee March 25-29, 2024
8. Selection of Finalists Evaluation Committee April 1, 2024
9. Finalize Contract Agreement ECECD/Finalist Offerors April 8-12, 2024
 10. Contract Awards ECECD/Finalist Offerors Approval by Contract Review
Bureau (CRB)
11. Protest Deadline ECECD 15 days after awarding
of contract.


ECECD has assigned a Procurement Manager who is responsible for the conduct of this procurement whose name, telephone number and Email address are listed below:

Name: Marlene Acosta, Procurement Manager
Telephone: 505-660-9273

Any inquiries or requests regarding this procurement should be submitted, in writing, to the Procurement Manager. Other state employees or Evaluation Committee members do not have the authority to respond on behalf of the ECECD.