U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for United States Trustees
20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS CONCERNING
2005 CHAPTER 13 AUDIT BIDS
July 18, 2005
Please note that Questions and Answers for prior audit bids are posted on the USTP website at www.usdoj.gov/ust. See tab on Private Trustee Listings & Library; Chapter 13 Handbooks & Reference Materials; Audit Process - Financial and Computer.
Q1: Who is the prior year auditor for the region in the solicitation (region 5 - Louisiana and Mississippi)?
A1: The prior audit firm is Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner, (716) 630-2450.
Q2: The Statement of Work (Attachment A-1) at the bottom of page 13 references "Appendix A - Segregation of Duties Matrix." Appendix A was not attached.
A2: Appendix A was inadvertently omitted. We have posted it on our webpage as a separate Excel file following these Questions and Answers.
Q3: The Statement of Work (Attachment A-1) at page 5, item number 4 under the General Approach for the Prescribed Procedures Engagement, reads as follows: "Perform prescribed procedures as required by the United States Trustee." Are these the prescribed procedures listed on pages 6 through 13 of the Statement of Work?
A3: This item references all procedures listed on pages 5 through 13 of the Statement of Work. Prior to commencement of fieldwork, you are to confer with the United States Trustee and review documentation. That may result in additional prescribed procedures to address concerns or unusual items.
Q4: Does the EOUST have an estimated number of man hours required to perform the audit procedures for each trustee?
A4: The EOUST does not have that information for any geographical areas.