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CLOSED-Annual Audit 2021-2025; SPU RFP/Contract# 21-148-S

Original Date Posted: July 13, 2021 7:30 am

Due Date:

12:00PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Request for Proposals (RFP) for


Annual Audit 2021-2025
SPU RFP/Contract# 21-148-S

The City of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting proposals from qualified auditing firms to audit Seattle Public Utilities’ financial statements. This work includes three bodies of work: 1. Audit of SPU’s three funds: Water Fund, Solid Waste Fund, and Drainage & Wastewater Fund statements of net position, statement of revenues, expenses and changes in net position, and statements of cash flows; 2. IT audit of systems and; 3. Review of the agreed upon procedures for wholesale contracts.

SPU’s rates, budget, construction and financing efforts are subject to review and approval by the Mayor and Seattle City Council. The Council, in effect, serves as the Board of Directors of the Utility. General administrative authority over SPU rests with the Utility’s GM/CEO who is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

One auditing firm will be selected for a 5-year contract term with an estimated contract value of $2,000,000. The selected firm will be expected to provide audited financial statements for Water, Drainage and Wastewater, and Solid Waste for each of five (5) years. Additionally, the selected firm will review of the Wholesale Agreed Upon Procedures every year for five (5) years and an IT audit of systems every year for five (5) years.

Interested consultant auditing firms are encouraged to review the RFP, background documents, and any RFP addenda online at You must log in to register for Bid Events and to view Bid Question and Response information.

The deadline for submitting Proposals is 12:00PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, electronic only via e-mail to

SPU PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE:  An optional pre-submittal conference will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM Pacific Time, via Webex Meeting number (access code): 1462 51 8698, meeting password: YQbQsJds842 at URL: Or join by phone at one of the following: 1-206-207-1700; 408-418-9388. SPU will review the scope of work, consultant expectations, and answer questions from the prospective bidders. Although attendance at this meeting is not mandatory, attendance is highly encouraged.

Written questions related to this RFP are encouraged and shall be directed to Jamie Cortez, Contract Administrator & SPU’s designated contact person, at To facilitate preparation of responses to questions, please submit questions by no later than 12:00PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. All responses to questions will be posted at

The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selection of the Consultant is subject to applicable laws and ordinances regarding equal opportunity employment.

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