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Maine Connectivity Authority Opportunities

Following is a current list of Request for Proposals or Request for Information documents from the Maine Connectivity Authority. Please click the link to read the details for each request.

Request for Proposals: 2023 Financial Audit

Deadline for requests is April 21

The Maine Connectivity Authority ("MCA") and ConnectMaine Authority (“CME”) are both individually and collectively requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to provide both MCA and CME with audited financial statements. MCA is requesting audit services for three years - FY23 (7/1/22-6/30/23), FY24 (7/1/23-6/30/24) and FY25 (7/1/24-6/30/25). CME is requesting audit services for FY23 and FY24.

Since July 1, 2022, CME activities have been functionally co-located within MCA’s activities, as part of a single-door solution to simplify access of Maine citizens, broadband stakeholders, and the federal government to State of Maine broadband authority, eliminating public confusion about the roles/responsibilities of the two Maine broadband entities. Legally there are two separate entities, with two separate boards, and two separate accounts and audit requirements. The MCA team will be responsible for staffing the audit for both MCA and CME.


A joint proposal is requested, as MCA is seeking efficiencies for only interacting with one audit firm. In the proposal separate pricing should be identified for MCA and CME, plus information on how expenses will be allocated between the two audit processes.

Questions regarding this solicitation or requests for additional information should be emailed to David Wedick, MCA's Chief Financial Officer at dwedick@maineconnectivity.org. Proposal submissions should be emailed to both David Wedick at dwedick@maineconnectivity.org and Laurie Polland, lpolland@maineconnectivity.org.

Request for Proposals:  Professional Services for Pole Study

Deadline for requests is April 19, 2024

The Maine Connectivity Authority (MCA), in cooperation with the Connect Maine Authority (CME) and the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC), is seeking technical proposals for professional services study of current State of Maine pole attachment laws and rules and the effects of those laws and rules on broadband expansion through public networks, private networks or public-private partnerships.

 

The study will include an assessment of the current State of Maine legal and regulatory framework for multi-use pole attachment, a review of best practices for efficient multi-use pole attachment from other jurisdictions, a partner engagement process to solicit input on the current State of Maine framework and potential adjustments to that process to make the process more efficient, as well as a final report.

Questions regarding this solicitation, requests for additional information, and proposal submissions should be emailed to Kiera Reardon, MCA's State Policy & Agency Partnerships Manager at kreardon@maineconnectivity.org.

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