The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit responses from qualified Proposers offering an Audit Management Software (cloud based) solution. It is SMUD’s objective to award a contract to the highest ranked proposer responding to this solicitation utilizing the evaluation criteria provided in this Request for Proposal. SMUD seeks a qualified proposer with the experience, expertise, and qualifications. 2.3. SMUD BACKGROUND SMUD is the nation’s sixth largest community owned, not-for-profit electric service provider that has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for 70 years to Sacramento County and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties. The SMUD service area encompasses 900 square miles and services 624,700 residential and commercial accounts and a population of 1.4 million. SMUD employs over 2000 employees. SMUD is governed by a publicly elected seven member Board of Directors serving four year terms. The Board is responsible for establishing policies and values and set the long term strategic direction. 2.4. PROJECT BACKGROUND SMUD is seeking an Audit Management Software solution to automate and manage SMUD’s audit process. SMUD’s Audit department performs compliance, operational and information technology/security routine and non-routine audits across SMUD. The majority of audit resources are spent requesting documents, preparing an audit plan, scheduling meetings, conducting fieldwork, preparing work papers, documenting findings, approving work papers and drafting an audit report. SMUD’s Audit uses risk based criteria to make the audits more effective and efficient. SMUD is seeking a fully integrated solution that is ready to use. SMUD’s Audit department currently uses an Access database for audit planning and the tracking of audit recommendations. The Access database has limited functionality and SMUD is seeking an Audit Management Software to provide the following functionality: • Development and maintenance of audit universe with risk rankings • Development and maintenance of annual and multiyear audit plans • Development of individual audit programs including risk assessments and objectives • Planning and scheduling of resources for audit engagements • Track and report on individual audit engagements and the overall status of work plan completion • Automate workflow processes for work papers and audit report review and approvals • Generate and maintain audit and management reports and metrics • Track, monitor, and report on status of audit recommendations SEE RFP DOCUMENT FOR FULL SCOPE OF SERVICES.