RFQ: SJVLS 24-003: Independent Auditor Services & Financial Statements


The San Joaquin Valley Library Services (SJVLS) is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit their annual financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 through June 30, 2025, with the option for two additional years through June 30, 2027.  The audits are to be performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and the standards set for financial audits contained in Governmental Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. 


SJVLS serves the public library systems of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, and Tulare Counties, and the city/district libraries of Coalinga-Huron, Porterville, and Tulare.   In all, SJVLS represents 10 library jurisdictions and 114 individual library locations including large urban, medium city/suburban, and small, isolated rural libraries. See https://www.sjvls.org/library-locations for a map of branch locations.

Vendor Teleconference Instructions

The vendor teleconference was held on Wednesday October 25, 2023 at 10 a.m. on Microsoft Teams. 

Click here to read the teleconference notes.

Request Interpretations or Corrections

Requests for clarification, interpretation, or correction may be submitted via email to christopher.wymer@sjvls.org

Closing Instructions

All submissions must be received by the date and time indicated as the Closing Date in the Key Dates section below. Proposals and quotes should be submitted to:
San Joaquin Valley Library System
2420 Mariposa Street
Fresno, CA 93721


RFP Issue Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Vendor Teleconference: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Deadline for Requests for Interpretations or Corrections of RFP: Monday, October 23, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Response to Questions Posted: Friday, October 27, 2023
RFP Closing Date: Monday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time

*** ADDENDUM 1***

On October 27, 2023 SJVLS released addendum 1 to the RFQ providing answers to the written questions received and questions answered during the vendor teleconference. 

*** ADDENDUM 1***

On December 1, 2023 SJVLS Administrative Council approved the award to the winning respondent, Vaquez & Company, LLP. Click here to view the Notice of Proposed Award.