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					BEDFORD COUNTY




 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

      AUDIT SERVICES
     RFP #FM-AUD-02/25/09
     Deadline for Submission:
      2 PM, March 17, 2009




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I. PURPOSE
  The County of Bedford, Virginia (the County), including its component units, the Bedford
  County School Board, the Bedford Public Library System and the Bedford County Economic
  Development Authority request proposals from independent certified public accountants
  (Auditor) to perform financial audit services; specifically, to audit the financial statements
  for the above listed entities for the three fiscal years ending June 30, 2009 through June 30,
  2011, with an option to renew the contract for an additional two years.

II. SCOPE OF SERVICES
  A.     General Requirements:

         1.      During the term of this contract the Auditor shall be licensed to perform the
                 audit as provided in the applicable laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
                 The Auditor shall also be independent as that term is defined in the Ethical
                 Rules of the AICPA.

         2.      The Auditor shall comply with the requirements of qualification as contained
                 in the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of
                 the United States.

         3.      The audits shall be performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing
                 standards as set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public
                 Accountants; the standards applicable to financial audits contained in
                 Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the
                 United States; Specifications for Audits of Counties, Cities and Towns, issued
                 by the Auditor of Public Accounts of the Commonwealth of Virginia; the
                 provisions of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-
                 133, Audits of State, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations and
                 other authoritative standards.

         4.      All working papers and reports must be retained, at the Auditor’s office where
                 the work will be performed and at the Auditor’s expense, for a minimum of
                 five (5) years, unless the firm is notified in writing by the County of the need
                 to extend the retention period. The Auditor will be required to make working
                 papers available, upon request by the County. In addition, the Auditor shall
                 respond to the reasonable inquiries of successor auditors and allow successor
                 auditors to review working papers relating to the matters of continuing
                 accounting significance.




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B.   Specific Requirements:

     1. County of Bedford

        1.    Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) – The Auditor shall
              conduct an audit of the governmental activities, the business-type
              activities, the discretely presented component units, each major fund and
              the aggregate remaining fund information of the County and of the
              Bedford County School Board, a discretely presented component unit.
              The audit shall result in the rendering of the Auditor’s opinion on the
              financial statements prepared by County personnel. The Auditor’s opinion
              shall be unqualified unless the Auditor furnishes to the County, on a
              timely basis, their reasons for qualifying the opinion, disclaiming an
              opinion or rendering an adverse opinion. The scope of the Auditor’s
              opinion will include the basic financial statements comprising of financial
              statements of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, the
              aggregate discretely presented component units, each major fund and the
              aggregate remaining funds.

        2.    Compliance Audit – The Auditor shall conduct an audit in accordance
              with OMB Circular A-133, Audits of State, Local Governments, and Non-
              Profit Organizations and Specifications for Audits of Counties, Cities and
              Towns, issued by the Auditor of Public Accounts of the Commonwealth of
              Virginia. The Auditor shall issue the following reports in connection with
              the audit: Report on Compliance and on Internal Control Over Financial
              Reporting; Report on Compliance With Requirements Applicable to Each
              Major Program and Internal Control Over Compliance; Report on
              Compliance with Commonwealth of Virginia Laws, Regulations,
              Contracts and Grants; and Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs. In
              addition, the Auditor shall complete, in a timely manner, Form SF-SAC,
              Data Collection Form for Reporting on Audits of State, Local
              Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, in accordance with OMB
              Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit
              Organizations.

        3.    Management Letter – The Auditor shall issue a letter to the Board of
              Supervisors noting any material matters involving the internal control
              structure and other operational matters that were brought to the Auditor’s
              attention during the performance of the financial audit. The letter should
              also contain recommendations for improvement.

        4.    Comparative Report Transmittal Forms – The Auditor of Public Accounts
              (APA) requires all localities to complete Comparative Report Transmittal
              Forms in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Financial
              Reporting Manual. The County will prepare the Comparative Report


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      Transmittal Forms for submission to the Auditor. The Auditor shall
      conduct agreed-upon procedures and issue a report on evaluating
      management’s assertion about whether the Comparative Report
      Transmittal Forms comply with the requirements of the Uniform Financial
      Reporting Manual.

5.    Agreed-Upon Procedures – The Environmental Protection Agency and the
      Virginia Department of Environmental Quality require operators of
      municipal solid waste landfills to demonstrate financial assurance for
      closure, post-closure care and corrective actions costs. The County will
      prepare a Local Government Financial Test Worksheet to demonstrate
      such financial assurance. The Auditor shall conduct agreed-upon
      procedures and issue a report on evaluating the Local Government
      Financial Test Worksheet in accordance with Section 20-70-210 of the
      Financial Assurance Regulations for Solid Waste Disposal, Transfer and
      Treatment Facilities, relating to the closure, post-closure care and
      corrective action costs of owning and operating a municipal solid waste
      landfill facility.

6.    The Auditor’s principal contact with the County will be the Director of
      Fiscal Management, or a designated representative, who will coordinate
      the assistance to be provided by the County to the Auditor.

7.    Schedule and Timing

     i. Prior to the start of audit fieldwork, the Auditor shall meet with the
        County’s Department of Fiscal Management staff to plan and coordinate
        the audit. Throughout the audit engagement, the Auditor shall keep the
        appropriate levels of management informed of the progress of the audit.
        The Auditor shall also meet with the appropriate levels of County
        management prior to the completion of the audit fieldwork to address
        any issues relating to the audit.

     ii. The County shall complete all schedules and supporting work papers
         necessary for the timely completion of audit fieldwork no later than
         September 30 of each year.

8.    The County shall be responsible for the preparation and editing of the
      financial statements. Draft financial statements will be furnished by the
      County to the Auditor. The County shall deliver draft financial statements
      to the Auditor by October 1 of each year. The Auditor shall discuss any
      necessary revisions with the Director of Fiscal Management. All revisions
      will be subject to the approval of the Director of Fiscal Management. The
      Auditor is responsible for editing the financial statements after the draft.
      The County shall be responsible for the printing of the financial
      statements.



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9.    It is anticipated that the County will deliver its audited financial
      statements (included in the CAFR) to the Board of Supervisors on or
      before the first regularly scheduled Board meeting in December each year.

10.   The County will send its CAFR to the Government Finance Officers
      Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for review in its
      Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
      program. It is anticipated that the Auditor will not be required to provide
      special assistance to the County to meet the requirements of that program.

11.   The federal and state single audit report is to be included in the CAFR.

12.   Funds: The following is a current listing of the funds and component units
      of the County:

      Governmental Fund Types

             General Fund

      Proprietary Fund Types

             Nursing Home
             Solid Waste
             Group Homes

      Fiduciary Fund Types

             Fire and Rescue Pension Trust Length of Service Award Fund

      Agency Funds

             Tri-County Relicensing Committee
             Tri-County Lake Administrative Committee
             Bedford Community Coalition
             Special Welfare Fund
             Road Escrow Accounts
             Land Disturbing Bonds
             Asset Seizures

      Discretely Presented Component Units

             Bedford County School Board
             Bedford Public Library System
             Bedford County Economic Development Authority




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         Funds maintained separately for operational purposes only:

                  Law Library Fund          - closed into General Fund
                  E-911 Fund                - closed into General Fund
                  Capital Improvements Fund - closed into General Fund


2. School Board

   1.    The Bedford County School Board is considered to be a component unit
         for inclusion in the County’s financial statements. This component unit is
         to be audited as a part of the audit of the City’s financial statements. No
         separate financial statements will be issued for the School Board.

   2.    Management Letter – The Auditor shall issue a letter to the School Board
         noting any material matters involving the internal control structure and
         other operational matters that were brought to the Auditor’s attention
         during the performance of the financial audit of the School Board. The
         letter should also contain recommendations for improvement.

   3.    The County will be responsible for the preparation of school statements
         and footnote information presented in the CAFR. School Board personnel
         shall be available during the audit to provide assistance to the Auditor as
         needed.

   4.    Funds: The following is a current listing of the funds of the School Board:

         Governmental Fund Types

                  Operating Fund
                  Nutrition Fund
                  Textbook Fund

         Capital Projects Fund

                  Construction Fund

         Funds maintained separately for operational purposes only:

                  Maintenance Project Fund    -closed into Operating Fund




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          3. Public Library System

              1.     Financial Audit – The Auditor shall conduct an audit of the Public Library
                     System in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. The
                     audit shall result in the rendering of the Auditor’s opinion on the financial
                     statement prepared by the County. The Auditor’s opinion shall be
                     unqualified unless the Auditor furnishes to the Public Library System, on a
                     timely basis, the reasons for qualifying the opinion. The scope of the
                     Auditor’s opinion will include the financial statements.

              2.     The Auditor shall be responsible for printing 20 copies of the financial
                     statements.

              3.     The Auditor shall be responsible for preparing the IRS Form 990 for the
                     Bedford Public Library Foundation which is a blended component unit of
                     the Public Library System.


          4. Economic Development Authority

              1.     Financial Audit – The Auditor shall conduct an audit of the Economic
                     Development Authority in accordance with generally accepted auditing
                     standards. The audit shall result in the rendering of the Auditor’s opinion
                     on the financial statement prepared by the County. The Auditor’s opinion
                     shall be unqualified unless the Auditor furnishes to the Economic
                     Development Authority, on a timely basis, the reasons for qualifying the
                     opinion. The scope of the Auditor’s opinion will include the financial
                     statements.

              2.     The Auditor shall be responsible for printing 20 copies of the financial
                     statements.


III.   REPRESENTATIONS OF THE AUDITOR
       A. The Auditor shall represent that he is independent as that term is defined in the
          Ethical Rule of the AICPA.

       B. The Auditor shall represent that he is licensed to perform the audit as provided in the
          applicable laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia

       C. The Auditor shall represent that he has met the peer review standards of the AICPA
          and as required by Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller
          General of the United States.

       D. The Auditor shall represent that adequate supervision will be provided on a day-to-
          day basis and that the resulting work papers shall be adequate and shall be available


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         for routine review by appropriate auditors of the Federal and State governments.

      E. The Auditor shall represent that staff assigned to the audit have met the continuing
         education requirements required by Government Auditing Standards.

      F. The Auditor shall represent that he has successfully passed a review by the Auditor of
         Public Accounts and must specify the year of its most recent successful APA review.


IV.   PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
      A. General Instructions:

         1. RFP Response - In order to be considered for selection, Offerors must submit a
            complete response to the RFP. An original and eight (8) copies of each proposal
            shall be submitted.      The original proposal should be clearly marked
            “ORIGINAL” on its outside cover. Should the Offeror fail to respond to all
            requirements of the RFP, or fail to provide adequate or complete
            documentation, as determined by the evaluation committee, the Offeror’s
            proposal may be eliminated from further consideration.

         2. All proposals submitted under the RFP shall become the property of the County
            of Bedford and will be subject to public inspection in accordance with the
            Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Trade secrets of proprietary information
            submitted by an Offeror shall not be subject to public disclosure under the
            Virginia Freedom of Information Act; however, the Offeror must invoke the
            protections of Section 2.2-4342F of the Code of Virginia, in writing, either before
            or at the time the data or other material is submitted. The written notice must
            specifically identify the data or materials to be protected and state the reasons
            why protection is necessary. The proprietary or trade secret material submitted
            must be identified by some distinct method, such as highlighting or underlining,
            and must indicate only the specific words, figures or paragraphs that constitute
            trade secret or proprietary information. The classification of an entire proposal
            document, line item prices and/or total proposal prices as proprietary or trade
            secrets is not acceptable and will result in rejection of the proposal.


      B. Specific Proposal Instructions:

         1. The proposal package shall include at a minimum:

             a. The Request for Proposal document with any addenda acknowledgements
                filled out and signed as required.

             b. A cover letter, signed by an authorized officer of the company indicating the
                underlying company’s philosophy in providing the requested services.


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   c. A statement of the Offeror’s experience and history in providing the services
      stated in the Scope of Services, including but not limited to:

       1. Size of the firm
       2. Size of the firm’s government audit staff
       3. Number and titles of the professional staff to be employed in this
          engagement on a full-time basis.
       4. The results of the most recent peer review; and
       5. The results of any Federal or State reviews of its audits during the past
          five years.

   d. A statement of Offeror personnel qualifications and experience, including the
      following:

       1. Identification of the principal supervisory and management staff,
          including engagement partners, managers, other supervisors and
          specialists, who would be assigned to the contract and indicate whether
          each such person is licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in
          Virginia.

       2. Provide information on the government auditing experience of each
          person, including information on relevant continuing professional
          education for the past five years and membership in professional
          organizations relevant to the performance of the audit.

   e. A comprehensive description of the types of services the Offeror will provide
      in response to the Scope of Services.

   f. A minimum of three (3) clients for whom similar services have been provided
      and the date of the service. Include client name, address, telephone number,
      description of type of services performed, and the person the County may
      contact.

   g. Any other relevant information the Offeror deems necessary to provide the
      services needed to successfully complete the Scope of Services.


2. Any questions by Offerors regarding the scope of services shall be directed to
   Susan Crawford, Director of Fiscal Management, County of Bedford, 122 East
   Main Street, Suite 203, Bedford, VA 24523, Telephone: (540) 586-7729, Ext
   1299. Email: s.crawford@co.bedford.va.us.

3. Oral Presentation: Offerors who submit a proposal in response to this RFP may
   be required to give an oral presentation of their proposal to the County. This
   provides an opportunity for the Offeror to clarify or elaborate on the proposal.
   This is fact finding and explanation session only and does not include negotiation.



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           The County will schedule the time and location of these presentations. Oral
           presentations are an option of the County and may or may not be conducted.

        4. Proposals will be addressed to :

                   County of Bedford, Virginia
                   Attn: Brigitte Petersen, Procurement Technician
                   122 East Main Street, Suite 205
                   Bedford, VA 24523

           Specific proposal responses must be received not later than 2:00 PM, EST, on
           Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Proposals received after that time will not be
           considered.


V.   EVALUATION AND AWARD CRITERIA
     A. Evaluation Criteria:

        The evaluation of proposals and the determination as to the quality of the services
        offered shall be the sole responsibility of the County and will be based on the
        information furnished by the Offeror in their proposal, as will as other information
        reasonably available.

        Offerors are requested and advised to be as complete as possible in their response.
        However the County may:
               Contact the Offeror to clarify any response
               Contact any current users of an Offeror’s services
               Solicit information from any available source concerning any aspect of the
               proposal
               Seek and review any other information deemed pertinent to the evaluation
               process, and
               Use any information known by the evaluation committee members.

        Each proposal will be evaluated for full compliance with the RFP instructions to the
        Offeror and the mandatory terms and conditions set forth within the RFP. The
        objective of the evaluation will be to recommend the firm who is most responsive to
        the herein described needs of the County. The following areas will be evaluated:

        1. Experience – Prior experience in providing similar services, including client
           references from previous projects similar in nature.

        2. Qualifications – Professional qualifications and experience of the personnel to be
           assigned to the project.

        3. Ability to provide the services – Specific information on the company’s ability to
           deliver the required services.

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         4. Responsiveness – The Offeror’s ability to deliver the required services on time
            and in accordance with the Scope of Services.


      B. Award of Contract:

         After evaluation of the proposals, the County shall engage in individual discussions
         with two or more Offerors deemed fully qualified, responsible and suitable on the
         basis of initial responses and with emphasis on professional competence, to provide
         the required services. Repetitive informal interviews shall be permissible. Such
         Offerors shall be encouraged to elaborate on their qualifications and performance data
         or staff expertise pertinent to the proposed project, as well as alternative concepts. At
         the discussion stage the public body may discuss non-binding estimates of the total
         project costs, including, but not limited to non-binding estimates of price for services.
         Proprietary information from competing Offerors shall not be disclosed to the public
         or to competitors. At the conclusion of the informal interviews, on the basis of
         evaluation factors published in the Request for Proposals and all information
         developed in the selection process to this point, the County shall select, in the order of
         preference, two or more Offerors whose professional qualifications and proposed
         services are deemed most meritorious. Negotiations shall then be conducted,
         beginning with the Offeror ranked first. If a contract satisfactory and advantageous to
         the County can be negotiated at a price considered fair and reasonable, the award
         shall be made to that Offeror. Otherwise, negotiations with the Offeror ranked first
         shall be formally terminated and negotiations conducted with the Offeror ranked
         second, and so on, until such a contract can be negotiated at a fair and reasonable
         price. Should the County determine in writing and in its sole discretion that only one
         Offeror is fully qualified, of that one Offeror is clearly more highly qualified and
         suitable than the others under consideration; a contract may be negotiated and
         awarded to that Offeror. The award document will be a contract incorporating by
         reference all the requirements, terms and conditions of the solicitation and the
         Contractor’s proposal as negotiated.



VI.   GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

      A. Response to Proposals
         Forward the original and eight (8) copies of your response to this RFP, with all
         supporting information you wish to be considered, no later than 2:00 PM on Tuesday,
         March 17, 2009 to:

                          Bedford County Administration Office
                       Attn: Brigitte Petersen – Procurement Office
                              122 E. Main Street, Suite 205
                                    Bedford, VA 24523


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B. Issuing Office:
   Bedford County Administration Office
   Management Services, Procurement Division
   122 East Main Street, Suite 205
   Bedford, VA 24523

C. Inquiries:
   Questions concerning proposal procedures in this RFP should be addressed in
   writing to Brigitte Petersen, Procurement Technician, 122 East Main St., Suite 205,
   Bedford, VA 24523.            Inquiries may also be made via e-mail at
   b.petersen@co.bedford.va.us, or by FAX at 540.587.0710. Questions concerning the
   scope of services should be addressed in writing to Susan Crawford, Director of
   Fiscal Management, County of Bedford, 122 East Main Street, Suite 203, Bedford,
   VA        24523, Telephone:           (540) 586-7729, Ext 1299.              Email:
   s.crawford@co.bedford.va.us.

D. Issuing Date:
   February 25, 2009

F. Closing Date/Time:
   In order for all proposals to be fairly considered sealed proposals should be sent to the
   Issuing Office, clearly marked “Audit Services” with the RFP number no later than
   2:00 PM, EST on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Without exception, proposals delivered
   after this date and time will not be accepted.

G. Proposer Understanding of Requirements:
   It is the responsibility of each organization submitting a proposal to inquire about and
   to clarify any requirement of the RFP which is not understood. Proposers must
   submit inquiries concerning submittal procedures or specifications concerning this
   RFP in writing or via FAX. The County will issue written responses via FAX and
   post these responses on the County’s website in the same location as the RFP; it is the
   responsibility of proposers to check the website for any updates related to this RFP.
   Only written responses to inquiries concerning procedures or specifications will be
   considered valid by the County. Non-written questions from proposers and verbal
   responses by the County should be limited to simple clarifications and will not be
   considered valid as part of the process.

H. Incurring Cost:
   The County is not liable for any cost incurred by any proposer interested in
   submitting a RFP, or any selected proposer, prior to the execution of a contract.

I. Negotiation with selected Proposer:
   In the case that the selected proposers proposed cost of services exceeds the available
   funds of the County, the County reserves the right to negotiate with the selected
   proposer contract price within available funds.

J. Modification and Withdrawal of Proposals:

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   Proposals may be modified or withdrawn by an appropriate document duly executed
   (in the manner that a Proposal must be executed) and delivered to the place where
   Proposals are to be submitted at any time prior to the opening of the Proposals.
   Proposers may only withdraw proposals that were substantially lower than other
   proposals because of clerical error as defined in Section 11-54 (a.i.) of the Virginia
   Code of 1950, as amended. Any Proposer withdrawing a proposal shall give notice in
   writing of the right to withdraw proposal within two (2) business days after the
   conclusion of the proposal opening procedure.

K. Indemnification:
   The successful Proposer shall indemnify and hold harmless Bedford County, its
   officers, boards, commissions, agents and employees against any and all claims,
   demands, causes of action, suits, proceedings, damages, costs or liabilities (including
   costs or liabilities of the County with respect to its employees), of every kind and
   nature whatsoever, including, but not limited to, damages for injury or death or
   damages to person or property, regardless of the merit of any of the same, including
   any attorney fees, accountant fees, expert witness or consultant fees, court costs, per
   diem, expense traveling and transportation expense, or other costs or expense arising
   out of or pertaining to the performance of this Agreement by the successful Proposer
   and for which the Proposer would otherwise be responsible unless resulting from the
   negligence of County or its officers, boards, commissions, agents, or employees.

L. Termination of Contract:
   Should the Proposer fail to perform the work according to accepted methods, the
   County has the right to terminate the contract immediately. In the event of
   termination pursuant to this paragraph, the Proposer shall be paid for all services
   provided through the date of termination less any fines, remedial costs or other fees
   that may be withheld.

M. Bedford County’s Rights:
   Bedford County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, or to contact any
   submitting Proposer or reference prior to award for explanations or clarification. The
   County reserves the right to waive any formalities and to award to the most
   responsive and responsible Proposer

N. Non-Discrimination:
   Bedford County does not discriminate against, race, color, religion, sex, national
   origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

O. Employment Discrimination by Contractor Prohibited:
   During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows:

   1. The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
      employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability,
      or any other basis prohibited by state law relating to discrimination in
      employment, except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification
      reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the contractor. The contractor

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      agrees to post in conspicuous places, availability to employees and applicants for
      employment, notices setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.
   2. The contractor, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or
      on behalf of the contractor, will state that such contractor is an equal opportunity
      employer.
   3. Notices, advertisements and solicitations placed in accordance with federal law,
      rule or regulation shall be deemed sufficient for the purpose of meeting the
      requirements of this section.
   4. The contractor will include the provisions of the foregoing paragraphs a, b and c
      in every subcontract or purchase order of over $10,000, so that the provisions will
      be binding upon each subcontractor or vendor.

P. Drug-free Workplace to be Maintained by Contractor:
   During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees to (i) provide a drug-
   free workplace for the contractor’s employees; (ii) post in conspicuous places,
   available to employees and applicants for employment, a statement notifying
   employees that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession,
   or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the contractor’s
   workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for
   violations of such prohibition; (iii) state in all solicitations or advertisements for
   employees placed by or on behalf of the contractor that the contractor maintains a
   drug-free workplace; and (iv) include the provisions of the foregoing clauses in every
   subcontract or purchase order over $10,000, so that the provisions will be binding
   upon each subcontractor or vendor.

   For the purposes of this section, “drug-free workplace” means a site for the
   performance of work done in connection with a specific contract awarded to a
   contractor in accordance with this chapter, the employees of whom are prohibited
   from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation,
   possession or use of any controlled substance or marijuana during the performance of
   the contract.

Q. Ethics in Public Contracting:
   This RFP incorporates by reference any state or federal law related to ethics, conflicts
   of interest, or bribery, including by way of illustration and not limitation, the Virginia
   State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, the Virginia Governmental
   Frauds Act, and Articles 2 and 3 of Chapter 10 of Title 18.2 of the Virginia Code, as
   amended. The Offeror certifies that its offer is made without collusion or fraud and
   that it has not offered or received any kickbacks or inducements from any other
   offeror, supplier, manufacturer, or subofferor and that it has not conferred on any
   public employee having official responsibility for this purchase any payment, loan,
   subscription, advance, deposit of money, services, or anything of more than nominal
   value, present or promised unless consideration of substantially equal or greater value
   was exchanged.




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R. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986:
   The Offeror certifies that it does not, and will not during the performance of any
   contract, employ illegal alien workers or otherwise violate the provisions of the
   federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

S. Proposal Binding:
   The contents, in their entirety, of the proposal submitted by the accepted firm shall
   become an attachment to and part of the agreement between the firm and the Issuing
   Office.

T. Applicable Law:
   This RFP and any subsequent contract and the work performed thereunder shall be
   governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the venue
   for any litigation with respect thereto shall be in the Circuit Court for Bedford
   County, Virginia or as otherwise required by law. The Offeror shall comply with
   applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

U. Assignment:
   The Offeror shall not assign, transfer, convey, sublet, or otherwise dispose of any
   award, or any or all of its rights, obligations, or interests under this contract, without
   the prior written consent of the County and City.




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