Government Contract | California

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000503347

Bid Title: FEE AUDIT

Agency Bid No. Title: CFB-16-01

Received Date: 03/04/2016

Close Date: 03/14/2016

Purchase Type: 6 months for completion

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 03/08/2016 05:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau (Bureau) licenses, regulates, and investigates complaints against thirteen (13) different licensing categories in California, totaling approximately 12,065 licensees. This includes funeral establishments, funeral directors, embalmers, apprentice embalmers, cemetery brokers/branch/additional, cemetery salespersons, cremated remains disposers, crematories, crematory managers, cemetery managers and private, nonreligious cemeteries established after September 1939 that collect endowment care funds.The Bureau has statutory authority to enforce the licensing and practice acts in the Business and Professions Code (BPC) relating to the funeral, cemetery, and crematory industries. The Bureau also has jurisdiction over specified sections of the Health and Safety Code (HSC) dealing with human remains, cemetery, and crematory provisions.A specific function of the Bureau is to review and set fees to be levied on applicants for initial licensure, and renewal fees for licenses and certificates of registration and any modifications thereof. These licensure fees are intended to be sufficient to cover the cost of the Bureaus regulatory services.The intent of the fee audit is to analyze the Bureaus fee structure to determine if fees are properly aligned and appropriate for recovery of the actual cost of conducting its activities. Another purpose of the audit is to determine a cost basis to assess the services provided by the Bureau when a separate fee is not provided. The analysis should also review any levels of subsidies occurring within these groups. The Bureau will be transitioning to a new computer system in the future which will greatly impact the way that the Bureaus business is conducted and the process to service. This will need to be taken into account when conducting the fee audit and establishing the recommended fees. In addition, it is important to include any applicable enforcement and audit related costs in this analysis.The fee audit should reflect all fees and revenue collected by the Bureau, as well as all Bureau expenditures and activities during a specific year and includes a projection of the next five years that demonstrates a balance between the fees collected and the fee structure. The Bureau also requires that the audit include activity and workload data for Bureau employees (approximately twenty-three (23) employees at various salary levels, consisting of nine (9) different State classifications) and combines this with specific work products (e.g. number of investigations, inspections, audits, and applications received and processed) to determine an hourly cost or cost per unit produced figure for the Bureau activities and services.

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Product Code: 94620

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of California - Consumer Affairs Department of

State: California

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Nicole Gottardo




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