Audit Services for Florida's Turnpike Enterprise

Agency: State Government of Florida
State: Florida
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541211 - Offices of Certified Public Accountants
  • 541219 - Other Accounting Services
  • 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Posted Date: Jul 17, 2019
Due Date: Aug 20, 2019
Solicitation No: DOT-ITN-19-8002-WS.
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Department of Transportation
Invitation to Negotiate
Audit Services for Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Advertisement Number: DOT-ITN-19-8002-WS.
Version Number: 002
Advertisement Begin Date/Time: 06/28/2019 - 02:30 P.M.
Advertisement End Date/Time: 08/20/2019 - 02:30 P.M.

Mod: 07-17-2019 03:00:04
Last Edit: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 03:01:21 P.M.
Commodities:
84111500 Accounting services
84111502 Financial accounting service
84111600 Audit services
84111601 Year end audits
93151607 Government auditing services


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INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE

Sealed Qualification Questionnaire Packages will be received by the State of Florida, Department of Transportation, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, Contractual Services Office, Building 5315 on Florida's Turnpike, Milepost 263.0, Turkey Lake Service Plaza, Ocoee, Florida, 34761, until 2:30 P.M. (local time) on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, for the following project:

ITN NO.: DOT-ITN-19-8002-WS

AUDIT SERVICES

FOR

FLORIDA’S TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE

SCOPE OF SERVICES: The Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (hereinafter referred to as the “Department”) seeks to retain the services of a qualified, nationally known and recognized firm of certified public accountants to audit the financial statements of the Turnpike System. The term of the Contract will begin on or around January 1, 2020 and be effective for five (5) years.

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS concerning issues of the Scope of Services will be accepted until Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Technical questions should be submitted in writing to Windy Spatafora, windy.spatafora@dot.state.fl.us with the ITN# referenced in the subject box. Questions regarding administrative aspects of the proposal process should be submitted in writing also, but they do not have a deadline.

All Bidders, Proposers, and Respondents must be registered in the State of Florida’s MyFloridaMarketPlace system. All prospective bidders, proposers, and respondents that are not registered, should go to https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/ to complete on-line registration, or call 1-866-352-3776 for assisted registration.

For services contracts, all out-of-state corporations, out-of-state limited liability companies, and out-of-state limited partnerships must be authorized to do business in the State of Florida.

For authorization, contact:

Florida Department of State

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

(850) 245-6051

For services contracts, all Bidders, Proposers, and Respondents must be properly licensed if the business being provided requires that individuals be licensed by the FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

For licensing, contact:

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

(850) 487-1395

NOTE: In accordance with section 287.057(23), Florida Statutes, respondents to this solicitation or persons acting on their behalf may not contact, between the release of the solicitation and the end of the 72-hour period following the agency posting the notice of intended award, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays, any employee or officer of the executive or legislative branch concerning any aspect of this solicitation, except in writing to the procurement officer or as provided in the solicitation documents. Violation of this provision may be grounds for rejecting a response.

Public Meeting Notices and Meeting Agendas:

Notice of the public meetings scheduled for this solicitation is provided in the timeline of the attached solicitation, with agendas for the public meetings.

MFMP Transaction Fee:

All payment(s) to the Vendor resulting from this competitive solicitation WILL be subject to the MFMP Transaction Fee in accordance with the referenced Form PUR 1000 General Condition #14. The Transaction Fees imposed shall be based upon the date of issuance of the payment.

Scrutinized Companies Lists

Section 287.135, Florida Statutes prohibits a company from bidding on, submitting a proposal for, or entering into or renewing a contract for goods or services of any amount if, at the time of contracting or renewal, the company is on the Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List, created pursuant to Section 215.4725, Florida Statutes, or is engaged in a boycott of Israel. Section 287.135, Florida Statutes, also prohibits a company from bidding on, submitting a proposal for, or entering into or renewing a contract for goods or services of $1,000,000 or more, that are on either the Scrutinized Companies with Activities in Sudan List or the Scrutinized Companies with Activities in the Iran Petroleum Energy Sector Lists which were created pursuant to s. 215.473, Florida Statutes.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

COMPLIANCE WITH NONDISCRIMINATION STATUTES AND AUTHORITIES: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., 78 stat. 252), (prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin); and 49 CFR Part 21; The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, (42 U.S.C. § 4601), (prohibits unfair treatment of persons displaced or whose property has been acquired because of Federal or Federal-aid programs and projects); Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973, (23 U.S.C. § 324 et seq.), (prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.), as amended, (prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability); and 49 CFR Part 27;

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, (42 U.S.C. § 6101 et seq.), (prohibits discrimination on the basis of age); Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, (49 USC § 471, Section 47123), as amended, (prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, or sex); The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, (PL 100-209), (Broadened the scope, coverage and applicability of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, by expanding the definition of the terms “programs or activities” to include all of the programs or activities of the Federal-aid recipients, sub-recipients and contractors, whether such programs or activities are Federally funded or not); Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in the operation of public entities, public and private transportation systems, places of public accommodation, and certain testing entities (42 U.S.C. §§ 12131 -- 12189) as implemented by Department of Transportation regulations at 49 C.F.R. parts 37 and 38; The Federal Aviation Administration’s Non-discrimination statute (49 U.S.C. § 47123) (prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, and sex); Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, which ensures non-discrimination against minority populations by discouraging programs, policies, and activities with disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority and low-income populations; Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, and resulting agency guidance, national origin discrimination includes discrimination because of limited English proficiency (LEP). To ensure compliance with Title VI, you must take reasonable steps to ensure that LEP persons have meaningful access to your programs (70 Fed. Reg. at 74087 to 74100); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, which prohibits you from discriminating because of sex in education programs or activities (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq).

INSPECTOR GENERAL

The Contractor/Consultant/Vendor agrees to comply with s.20.055(5), Florida Statutes, and to incorporate in all subcontracts the obligation to comply with s.20.055(5), Florida Statutes.

MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE/SCOPE CLARIFICATION (SHORTLISTED FIRMS):

A MANDATORY pre-proposal conference for shortlisted firms will be held at the date, time and location in the Timeline. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an open forum for the Department to review the Scope of Services and respond to questions from potential vendors regarding the Scope of Services, ITN requirements, contractual requirements, Method of Compensation, and other conditions or requirements that may, in any manner, effect the work to be performed. Any changes and/or resulting Addenda to the ITN will be the sole prerogative of the Department.

Attendance at this pre-reply conference is MANDATORY for the shortlisted firms. Failure by a vendor to attend or be represented at this pre-reply conference will constitute a non-responsive determination of their reply package. Replies found to be non-responsive will not be considered.

HOW TO APPLY: Prospective respondents may obtain a complete Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), including scope of services and general conditions for the above-referenced project by copying the link below into their browser:

http://www.myflorida.com/apps/vbs/!vbs_www.search_r2.matching_ads

The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

NOTE: All of the Department’s ITB/RFP/ITN ADVERTISEMENTS appear on the Internet at website:

http://www.myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.main_menu

Under "Vendor Bid System" Click on "Search Advertisements"

Click on the Drop menu for “Agency” and Select "Department of Transportation"

Scroll down and Click on "Advertisement Search"

Locate the “ITN” number

We encourage all vendors to regularly check this site.



Invitation to Negotiate will be opened at the below address at 02:30 P.M., August 20, 2019.

Please direct all questions to:
Windy Spatafora
Phone: (407) 264-3400
FAX: (407) 264-3058

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Turkey Lake Service Plaza
Ocoee FL, 34761

Email: windy.spatafora@dot.state.fl.us

Any person with a disability requiring special accommodations at the pre-solicitation conference and/or bid/proposal opening shall contact purchasing at the phone number above at least five (5) working days prior to the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact this office by using the Florida Relay Services which can be reached at 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department reserves the right to reject any and all bids or accept minor irregularities in the best interest of the State of Florida.

Certified Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the solicitation process.

Downloadable Files for Advertisement
Version Description Type Required
Original Invitation To Negotiate (Open/Save / View) Complete Document
001 Questions & Responses Group No. 1 (Open/Save / View) Complete Document
002 Questions & Responses Group No. 2 (Open/Save / View) Complete Document
002 Management Letter - 2018 (Open/Save / View) Complete Document
indicates a required (not withdrawn) file


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