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DHA AUDIT READINESS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 1.0 Purpose of this RFI This Request for Information (RFI) is issued to conduct a Sources Sought in the area of support services for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) for audit readiness (e.g., financial statement and audit improvement support). These services will be performed in support of and in accordance with the Department of Defense Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) guidance which can be found at:
Additionally, contractor support is needed in preparing Annual Statements of Assurance (ASA) that are reported to DoD, which in part identify material weaknesses and corrective actions taken.
The support services that are being sought are strictly non-personal in nature.
2.0 Background. The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is required to meet the requirements of the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990 to undergo an independent public accountant (IPA) audit and achieve an unqualified opinion on its financial statements. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2010 (Public Law 111-84), Section 1003, required that the DoD's financial statements be validated as audit ready by 30 September 2017. In October 2011, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta established a DoD goal of achieving audit readiness of the DoD's Statement of Budgetary Resources (SBR) by 2014. Congress formalized the 2014 deadline in the NDAA for FY 2013 (Public Law 112-239), Section 1005 when it mandated that, "the statement of budgetary resources of the Department of Defense is validated as ready for audit by not later than September 30, 2014." The DHA oversees a budget of more than $52 billion dollars for FY 2013.