Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission is currently soliciting bid proposals to conduct the comprehensive audit of the above-stated agencies. We invite your firm to submit a three-year proposal for the audits that would cover the fiscal years ending June 30, 2013, June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The following information should guide you in preparing a detailed proposal.
The Commission is a regional planning agency created under Chapter 473A and 28E, State Code of Iowa to serve the counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek, Iowa. The Commission is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed from the five counties. Its programs are financed from federal and state grants and contracts, county appropriations, and interest earned on investments.
The Commission administers various programs such as Economic Development Administration (EDA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs and administers the programs established under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The Commission also employs staff to operate the Regional Housing Authority. The Commission operates several revolving loan fund programs that make low interest loans available to businesses in the five county area.
The Commission has contracts with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Department of Economic Development, and USDA Rural Development. The Commission currently employs twenty staff and writes approximately 600 checks per month among the various agencies.
UERPC also serves as the administrative entity for the Workforce Investment Act. Funding is received through the U.S. Department of Labor and includes Title 1 Adult & Administration, WIA Youth and WIA Dislocated Worker grants. UERPC's annual operating budget is approximately $4.0 million.
The Regional Housing Authority is a public housing agency. Funding is received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. There are currently 407 units under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program with an estimated annual contribution contract of approximately $1.2 million.
Our agency is requesting that your written proposal break down the cost of the audit of UERPC (including Workforce Investment Act) and UERHA and specifically address the following:
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Due to a winter storm warning and expected snow accumulation, all three RPA-1 transportation meetings scheduled for February 20, 2019 in Postville are cancelled and will be rescheduled. This includes the Enhancement Committee meeting at 9:00 a.m., the Technical Committee meeting at 10:00 a.m., and the Policy Board meeting at 11:00 a.m.