RFQ for Audit Services

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (District) requests statements of interest and qualifications (SOQs) from qualified firms to provide an annual audit of the District’s financial statements including all major fund sources. The audit shall be performed according to the generally accepted government auditing standards adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants The selected firm shall adhere to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


The District is a Groundwater Conservation District with a mandate to conserve, preserve, protect, and enhance all groundwater resources within the District. The District was formed in 1987 and its jurisdictional territory was enlarged in 2015 to its present-day extent. The District has the authority to undertake various studies and implement structural facilities and nonstructural programs to achieve its statutory mandate.  The District has rule-making authority to implement its policies and procedures consistent with the statutory mandates, established mission, and the Texas Water Development Board-approved management plan. The District carries out its mission and goals through aquifer studies, establishing rules and policies, education programs, District provided services, and through the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies.  The District issues a variety of water-well permits, collaborates on aquifer tests and evaluations, and maintains a regulatory framework based on science and collected data analysis within the framework of Texas Water Code, Chapter 36 and Chapter 8802 Texas Special District Local Laws Code.


The following table identifies estimated dates for receipt, evaluation, and notice of acceptance as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and annual-audit resource of the District.

Release of RFQJune 25, 2024
Statement of Interest and Qualifications dueJuly 19, 2024
Qualified Respondent Interviews by DistrictTo be determined
Notice of Selection as Preferred Source of Legal ServicesSeptember 13, 2024
* The above-noted dates are subject to change without notice.

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