Invitation to Bid
The New Hanover County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (hereinafter called the “Board”) invites qualified independent Firms (hereinafter called “Firm”) having sufficient governmental accounting and auditing experience in performing an audit in accordance with the specifications outlined in this Request for Proposal (RFP) to submit a proposal.
Submit your proposal using the format as specified in Sections 4 & 5 of this RFP no later than 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to the following address:
New Hanover County ABC Board
Re: New Hanover County ABC Board Audit RFP
Attn: Kathy Clark, Finance Officer
6009 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
Submit your proposal by email to:
FAX your proposal to: (910) 343-0491
Proposals will be evaluated and Firms will be notified by April 12, 2023 of the staff’s recommendation of award. It is anticipated that award of contract will be made at the New Hanover County ABC Board Meeting scheduled for April 20, 2023.
1.2 Scope of Work
The audit will encompass a financial and compliance examination of the Board’s Financial Statements, supplementary information and compliance reports, in accordance with the laws and/or regulations of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. The financial and compliance audit will cover all revenue sources and related expenses in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards; Government Auditing Standards, and applicable laws and regulations.
1.3 Contract Period
The Board intends to continue the relationship with the Firm for no less than three (3) years on the basis of annual negotiation after the completion of the first year contract. The remaining years of the agreement are subject to annual Board approval. Each year after negotiation has taken place, an annual agreement letter documenting the terms of the audit will be signed. The New Hanover County ABC Board reserves the right to request proposals at any time following the first year of this contract. Thus, prepare proposals for the following years, with Year one being the only obligated year:
July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025
Any proposals received after the scheduled time for receipt of proposals will not be accepted or considered. The New Hanover County ABC Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to make the award which will be in the best interest of the Board.