Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority

Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal


South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) an agency of the state of Florida, operates a seventy-one (71) mile commuter railroad with nineteen (19) stations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

THE PURPOSE of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to enter into an Agreement with a Certified Public Accounting Firm to audit the financial statements of SFRTA. The Contractor will perform audits for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2007, June 30, 2008, and June 30, 2009, with the option of auditing SFRTA’s financial statements for the next two subsequent years. SFRTA has instituted a mandatory exclusion clause prohibiting any auditing company that has served as the Authority’s lead external auditor in the year immediately preceding the procurement shall be ineligible to participate in that procurement as the prime contractor.

A REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS should be directed to: Bryan Kohlberg, SFRTA, 800 N. W. 33 Street, Suite 100, Pompano Beach, Florida 33064, (954)788-7910. The cost of the solicitation document is $50.00, non‑refundable. Checks or money orders, made in favor of SFRTA should be forwarded to Mr. Kohlberg at the address above. Solicitation documents will be available on or about Monday, May 7, 2007.

A PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE will be held in the SFRTA Board Room at the address above on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting will be for SFRTA to respond to questions from document holders and clarify requirements in an open forum. Attendance is not mandatory but is highly recommended.

RECEIPT OF SEALED PROPOSALS: All proposals must be received as per the RFP instructions no later than 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), on May 30, 2007 at the SFRTA office in Pompano Beach.

SFRTA reserves the right to postpone, accept, or reject any and all proposals in whole or in part. All Proposers must certify that they are not on the State of Florida Comptroller General’s List of Ineligible Bidders. All proposals shall remain in effect for One Hundred Eighty (180) days from the RFP submission due date.

DBE PARTICIPATION: SFRTA solicits and encourages Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation. DBEs will be afforded full consideration of their responses and will not be subject to discrimination. SFRTA’s DBE program goal is 10% of total contract expenditures.

NOTIFICATION OF FEDERAL PARTICIPATION: A portion of this project is funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. Any resultant Agreement shall be subject to all federal rules and regulations.

CONE OF SILENCE: Any verbal or written communications between any Proposer (potential or actual), or its representatives and any SFRTA Board Member, staff member, committee member, or consultant regarding this procurement are strictly prohibited from the date of the RFP advertisement through the date of execution of the contract. The only exceptions to this are: (1) written requests regarding information or clarification made to SFRTA’s designated contract specialist during the allowable time period under the solicitation; (2) any communications at a publicly noticed meeting of SFRTA; and (3) any communications with the SFRTA Director of Procurement. Any violation of the requirements set forth in this section shall constitute grounds for immediate and permanent disqualification of the Proposer/violator from participation in this procurement.

Christopher C. Bross, CPPO, FCPM

Director, Procurement