The Ute Indian Housing Authority (UIHA), Fort Duchesne, Utah intends to identify and select interested accounting firms that provide Fee Accountant Services specifically for Indian Housing Authorities or Tribally Designated Housing Entities as defined in the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). CPA firms are highly preferred. Firms that have a strong working record with calculating and tracking Program and non-Program Income as it relates to IHBG Affordable Housing Activities will receive strong consideration in the review process. Additionally, firms should have sound knowledge in working with Microsoft GP and Housing Data Systems (HDS) software. The successful firm will be offered a 1 year service contract with a cost limit to be determined by UIHA. This Request for Proposals (RFP) is not an Invitation for Bid but a written proposal addressing the services listed.
Interested firms shall submit proposals which includes business resume, professional licenses or certifications, description of services to be provided with identification of the individual(s) in the firm who will have primary responsibility for providing services to UIHA, three clients to serve as references, a history on working with Indian Housing Authorities or Native American Tribes, fee structure which includes hourly fee and types of expenses that are to be charged, and any contract history with UIHA. This RFP is being advertised as an open procurement with Indian Preference. Firms claiming Indian Preference must submit proof of enrollment with an Indian tribe and proof of at least 51% Indian ownership of their firm.
Each proposal will be rated using a point system that is applied to the information provided by the offer or that addresses the needs of the housing authority.
Past experience with Indian Housing Authorities or Native Am. Tribes 15 points
Professional licenses/certifications 15 points
Fee structure & expenses 15 points
Indian Preference 15 points
Contract history/performance 15 points
References 15 points
Total Points 90 points
The firm with the highest overall rating (point score) will be selected.
All questions may be directed to the office of the UIHA Executive Director at 435-722-4656.
All sealed proposals are due no later than November 22, 2023, at the close of business which is 5:00 pm (MST). The proposals must be sealed and marked “Do Not Open Proposal Enclosed: Fee Accountant” on the outside. Faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals are to be mailed or delivered to the following address:
Ute Indian Housing Authority
P.O. Box 250
Fort Duchesne, Utah 84026
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