On January 6th, the Carroll County Commisisoners reported on the RFP for county audit services.
The minutes of that meeting indicate that the RFP was sent to 11 firms and was also advertised in a local newspaper. Four companies sent letters declining to bid and six did not bid at all. The lone bidder was Melanson Heath, a full service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, was approved for the fixed price amount of $24,525 for one year with options for two more. According to their website, they provide services for more New England municipalities and governmental agencies than any other CPA firm in the area. They also perform forensic audits and have on staff a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).