As prescribed in 234.7101(b) and (b)(1), use the provision at 252.237-7000, Notice of Special Standards of Responsibility, in solicitations for audit services.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL STANDARDS OF RESPONSIBILITY (DEC 1991)
(a) To be determined responsible, the Offeror must meet the general standards of responsibility set forth at FAR 9.104-1 and the following criteria, as described in Chapter 3, General Standards, of “Government Auditing Standards.”
(2) Independence; and
(3) Quality Control.
(b) “Government Auditing Standards” is issued by the Comptroller General of the United States and is available for sale from the:
Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, DC 20401
Stock number 020-000-00243-3.
(c) The apparently successful Offeror, before award, shall give the Contracting Officer evidence that it is licensed by the cognizant licensing authority in the state or other political jurisdiction where the Offeror operates its professional practice.
(End of provision)