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File #: 06-1357    Version: 1 Name: AUDITOR - Contract with Edward White & Co., LLP
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 12/14/2006 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/19/2006 Final action: 12/19/2006
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute a contract with Edward White & Co., LLP to perform an Article 9 review in an amount not to exceed $205,000 for the term of the contract from December 1, 2006 to November 30, 2007.
Sponsors: City Auditor
Indexes: Contracts
Attachments: 1. 121906-C-5sr
Related files: 29957_000
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute a contract with Edward White & Co., LLP to perform an Article 9 review in an amount not to exceed $205,000 for the term of the contract from December 1, 2006 to November 30, 2007.
 
DISCUSSION
The Office of the City Auditor is responsible for causing an annual review of oil company records, also known as the Article 9 Review. The purpose of this review is to determine whether further compensation for oil allocated to certain companies in 2006 is due the City and State under provisions of Article 9 of the Contractor's Agreement of the Long Beach Unit, Wilmington Oil Field.
 
Edward White and Co., LLP has over 20 years experience in conducting reviews of oil company records, and brings the knowledge, experience and technical expertise needed for this complex engagement. Over the last 15 years, audit adjustments resulting from the work performed by Edward White & Co. resulted in over $125 million in additional oil revenues to the State and the City.
 
The term of the contract is from December 1, 2006 through November 30, 2007. It should be noted that the $205,000 contract amount represents a negotiated fee reduction of $15,000 from the prior year's agreement.
 
TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
City Council action is requested on December 19, 2006, to allow time for the planning of the audit engagement.
 
FISCAL IMPACT
Sufficient funding for this contract is budgeted in the Tidelands Oil Revenue Fund in the Long Beach Gas and Oil Department (GO). There is no impact to the General Fund.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
 
LAURA L. DOUD
CITY AUDITOR