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First Nations Community HealthSource (FNCH), a non-profit health center that is also designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center and New Mexico's Urban Indian Health Center is accepting proposals from audit firms to prepare FNCH's yearly audited financial statements beginning with the 2020 fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. FNCH requires a federal single audit. The audit of FNCH's financial statements must be performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. FNCH's mission is to provide a comprehensive culturally sensitive health delivery system that addresses the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of urban Indians and other underserved populations in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. FNCH serves a large patient base each year and receives Federal, City, County, and other grants/contracts. FNCH has about 200 employees and contractors located at its three clinic sites in Albuquerque and its outreach offices in Farmington and Gallup. Annual revenues are over $12 million. FNCH requires the following services to be completed for FNCH's Clinics and Pharmacy: 1. Annual financial statement audit 2. Federal Single Audit 3. Preparation of IRS form 990 4. Preparation of Charitable Organization Annual Report for the Attorney General 5. Management letter All of the above must be start on January 2 2021 and be completed by February 28 2021 in order for our Board to review each document prior to its submission to the appropriate recipients. In addition, FNCH requires that a meeting of the auditors with the Finance Committee (comprised of the CEO, CFO and Board of Directors' Treasurer) to discuss the draft version of the financial statements and a meeting with the Board of Directors to discuss the final version of the financial statements. All proposals must include: a) Evidence of the firm's qualifications to provide the above services; b) Background and experience in auditing nonprofit clients (including any Federally Qualified Health Centers and/or health care organizations); c) The size and organizational structure of the auditor's firm; d) Statement of the firm's understanding and relevant experience of work to be performed including tax and non-audit services; f) A proposed timeline for fieldwork and final reporting; g) Proposed fee structure including the maximum fee that would be charged; h) A description of your billing rates and procedures for technical questions that may come up during the year, or whether these occasional services are covered in the proposed fee structure; i) Names of the partner, audit manager, and field staff who will be assigned to FNCH's audit and provide biographies. j) A copy of your firm's most recent peer review report, the related letter of comments, and the firm's response to the letter of comments; and k) References (including any Federally Qualified Health Centers and/or health care organizations) and contact information from at least three comparable nonprofit audit clients. Your proposal must be received by November 5, 2020. Proposal should be sent to Noel Gonzales, First Nations Community HealthSource, 5608 Zuni SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. The Finance Committee will review all proposals and make a recommendation regarding the choice of auditors to the full Board of Directors in November. If you have any questions or would like further clarification of any aspect of this request for bid, please contact Linda Stone, CEO, at 505-262-6546. Journal: October 18, 25, 2020 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Sun October 18, 2020