March 21, 2017
SOMERSET AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT is soliciting proposals from independent certified public accounting firms to provide auditing services to the school district for the school’s fiscal years ending June 30, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Each firm interested in submitting a proposal may contact the Director of Finance/Operations, Leanne Heiple at (814) 444-3213 or email@example.com in order to receive RFP documents.
Proposals will be received by Mrs. Leanne Heiple, Director of Finance/Operations, Somerset Area School District, 645 S. Columbia Ave., Suite 110, Somerset, PA, 15501 on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 2 PM prevailing time at which time and place there will be a public opening and reading of proposals received.
Proposals should clearly indicate “AUDIT SERVICES PROPOSAL” on the outside of the envelope. Faxed or e-mailed proposals will not be accepted.
No proposal may be withdrawn before 60 days from the due date of this proposal. Tentative plans call for the Somerset Area Board of School Directors to review the proposals and to take action to award a contract at its regular meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017.
The Somerset Area Board of School Directors reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive, at its discretion, any irregularities, mistakes, omissions, or informalities relative thereto.
The Request for Proposal for Audit Services and specifications may be obtained from Mrs. Leanne Heiple at (814) 444-3213 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Heiple by e-mail.
Please download the full Audit Services Proposal by clicking on this link: Audit Services Proposal
Nondiscrimination Statement for Somerset Area School District School Nutrition Program:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or Fax: (202) 690-7442; or E-mail: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
From time to time, taxpayers have questions about possibly being exempt from paying Per Capita, Adult Resident, Occupation Assessment, and Local Service taxes, also called “nuisance taxes.” Information about age and income exemptions can be found in the attached chart. If a taxpayer qualifies for an exemption, it is his/her responsibility to file the paperwork, during the specified window, to the Capital Tax Bureau. The school district does not physically collect the taxes, maintain the tax rolls, or mail tax notices. If you believe you are exempt, please check the chart, below, and pay careful attention to the age and income exclusion rules, and to the deadlines and frequency for filing the required forms to the Capital Tax Bureau. The forms can be obtained online at http://www.captax.com/, by clicking on the “Individual Taxpayer” tab, or by contacting the local Capital Tax Bureau office at 2209 North Center Ave, Somerset, PA 15501 or (814) 701-2475. All tax payment questions should be directed to Capital Tax Bureau and not to the District. Please share this information with Somerset Area School District taxpayers who might qualify!