REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATION
Brooke County Public Service District seeks to retain a certified public accountant or firm of certified public accountants to serve as accountant in connection with the Beech Bottom Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Project (the “Project”) in accordance with the requirements of the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health and the Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council.
Brooke County PSD will afford full opportunity for minority business enterprises and women business enterprises to submit a show of interest in response to this invitation and will not discriminate against any interested firm or individual on the grounds of race, creed, color, age, handicap or national origin in the award of this contract.
The selected provider may be required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Section 109 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Conflict of Interest Statement, Access to Records provisions, and Executive Order 11625.
The firm selected as Accountant will be expected to perform the following services: Prepare a Rule 42 exhibit; Assist in the completion of application to lender(s) for financing; Prepare all accounting documents and certifications necessary to obtain consent of any existing bondholders; Represent the PSD before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (the “PSC”), including testifying at hearings, in any case before the PSC related to the Project; If applicable, deliver a certificate of coverage, adequacy of rates and adequacy of reserve accounts and compliance with parity requirements, in the form required by the lender(s), to the lender(s) prior to bidding the Project and at the closing of the financing; and Prepare all other documents, and provide such professional advice, as is customary in similar projects.
Four copies of each proposal must be marked “Statement of Qualifications and Quote for Accounting Services” and be received by 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2023, at the Brooke County PSD office, 711 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070, or their mailing address P.O Box 150, Wellsburg, WV 26070. All documents submitted in this response to the solicitation shall, pursuant to the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, become public records.
Selection criteria will include expertise, experience, personnel and references, and proposed cost quote for services listed, all of which shall be considered of equal importance. The PSD will review all proposals and rank, based upon such criteria, not more than three firms deemed to be the most highly qualified to provide the services required. Proposals should respond to each of the following requests in the order indicated: (A) Certification; (B) Experience and Expertise; (C) Personnel; and (D) Cost Quote. The PSD reserves the right to hold interviews with all or some of the proposers to discuss experience, expertise, personnel and references, and to include the information discussed in any such interview in the selection process.
Brooke County PSD reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, with or without cause, and waive any irregularities or informalities in the proposals. The PSD further reserves the right to make such investigations as they deem necessary as to the qualifications of any and all proposers. In the event all proposals are rejected, the PSD reserves the right to re-solicit proposals. Any questions concerning this Project should be directed to Benjamin Erste at (304) 797-9666 ext. 204. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your proposal.
BCR 03/31 – 04/07/23