Grant Sarver November 9, 2020

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Last week’s presidential election was a nail-biter no matter where on the political spectrum you may fall. The increased use of mail-in ballots delayed announcement of a winner by 4 days. Some states are still counting ballots, and a winner has not been declared in Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina. 

Votes aren’t the only thing the government counts and double-checks. Government is a complex organism that constantly needs analysis in order to ensure that it’s working at its legal best. They can’t do it on their own, so governments often contract out work to help crunch numbers.

San Bernardino County, California, is requesting proposals for auditing services for the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Work will be focused on coding and billing. Firms bidding for this opportunity should expect work like reviews and audits of coders and providers, risk assessments, and presenting of recommendations for improvement. Bids are due November 17.


The Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority in South Carolina is soliciting bids from firms for accounting and financial management advisory services. Work for this contract basically includes, “a review and analysis of Authority’s existing accounting operations and assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to more effectively and efficiently track and report the Authority’s finances.” 

There are a lot of ballots to be counted and a lot of numbers to crunch. Double-checking both of these numbers is essential for our democracy. Help your wallet and our government function correctly and bid for auditing contracts.

About the Author

Grant Sarver is from Suwanee, Georgia. He is currently an undergraduate pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Sociology at the University of Georgia with an expected graduation in May 2021. He is most interested in human rights and social equity and plans to work for an entity that helps fulfill people’s human rights.