CABOT CITRUS FARMS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ANNUAL AUDIT
The Cabot Citrus Farms Community Development District (“District”) hereby requests proposals for annual financial auditing services. The proposal must provide for the auditing of the District’s financial records for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024 with an option for two additional annual renewals. The District is a local unit of special-purpose government created under Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, for the purpose of financing, constructing, and maintaining public infrastructure. The District is located in Hernando County and is approximately 1206 acres in area and has an annual operating budget (not including debt service) of approximately $127,525 for the Fiscal Year 2024. Additional information regarding the District and its infrastructure can be found in the District’s Disclosure of Public Finance which is available at the offices of the District Manager. The final contract will require that, among other things, the audit for each fiscal year be completed no later than May 1, 2025.
Each auditing entity submitting a proposal must be authorized to do business in Florida; hold all applicable state and federal professional licenses in good standing, including but not limited to a license under Chapter 173, Florida Statutes; and be qualified to conduct audits in accordance with “Government Auditing Standards,” as adopted by the Florida Board of Accountancy. Audits shall be conducted in accordance with Florida law and particularly Section 218.39, Florida Statutes, and the rules of the Florida Auditor General.
Proposal packages, which include evaluation criteria and instructions to proposers, are available from the District Manager using the contact information listed below.
The District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Additionally, there is no express or implied obligation for the District to reimburse proposers for any expenses associated with the preparation and submittal of the proposals in response to this request.
Any protest regarding the terms of this Notice, or the evaluation criteria on file with the District Manager, must be filed in writing, within seventy-two (72) hours after the publication of this Notice. The formal protest setting forth with particularity the facts and law upon which the protest is based shall be filed within seven (7) calendar days after the initial notice of protest was filed. Failure to timely file a notice of protest or failure to timely file a formal written protest shall constitute a waiver of any right to object or protest with respect to aforesaid Notice or evaluation criteria provisions. Any person who files a notice of protest shall provide to the District, simultaneous with the filing of the notice, a protest bond with a responsible surety to be approved by the District and in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00). Additional information and requirements regarding protests are set forth in the District’s Rules of Procedure, which are available from the District Manager.
Proposers must provide five (5) copies of their proposal to Vesta District Services, Attn: Kyle Darin, Auditing Services, 250 International Parkway Suite 208, Lake Mary, FL 32746, Telephone 321-263-0132, in an envelope marked on the outside “Auditing Services – Cabot Citrus Farms Community Development District.”; and one (1) electronic copy to [email protected] , with e-mail copies to Michael Eckert at [email protected] and Shirley Conley at [email protected] . Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the offices listed above. Please direct all questions regarding this Notice in writing to the District’s Management office.
Cabot Citrus Farms Community Development District
Kyle Darin , District Manager
Published: January 26, 2024