To Whom It May Concern:

The State of Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Board (Board) is requesting bids for administrative services agreement compliance audits of the company administering the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (WDC) Program for State of Wisconsin and local Wisconsin government employees.

The WDC is an unbundled supplemental retirement savings program authorized under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. It was created by Wisconsin Laws of 1981 Chapter 187 and established in 1982 for state employees. It has been available to local employers since 1985.
The WDC is administered through the Department of Employee Trust Funds and governed by Chapter 40 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Great-West Retirement Services, the WDCs current third-party administrator, has been providing recordkeeping, marketing and related services for the WDC since December 1, 2005.

The Board will use the results of this process to award a contract for administrative services agreement compliance audits of the WDC for calendar years 2011, 2013 and 2015. The audits are to be performed in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards for financial audits set forth in the U.S. Government Accountability Offices (GAO) Government Auditing Standards (2003), issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.

Each proposing company must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Deferred Compensation Board, that it is capable of completing quality compliance audits for the WDC.

The RFB is posted on the Employee Trust Funds Web site at All modifications and other information associated with the RFB will be posted on this Web site. As such, interested vendors are encouraged to check this Web site for updates frequently. No other notification regarding modifications will be provided

The deadline for submitting a proposal in response to this request is 2:00 p.m., May 18, 2011. Download and print "RFB contract compliance audit 2011 to 2015.doc" for a complete copy of the administrative services agreement compliance audit RFB. Contact Shelly Schueller via email at with any questions regarding this RFB.

Process Updates
06/22/12 Post Contract
06/22/12 Post Abstract
04/22/11 Questions and Answers Set Two
04/20/11 Questions and Answers Set One
04/07/11 All Modifications to be posted to
04/05/11 Intent to Post Bid
 RFB contract compliance audit 2011 to 2015.doc
 RFB Cost Proposal Form.xls

12/16/15 Wipfli Compliance Audit of WDC Contract Amendment #1
06/22/12 Wipfli Compliance Audit of WDC Contract December 1, 2011
06/22/12 Wipfli Compliance Audit of WDC Cost Proposal

Reference Materials Web Address
WI State Statutes Ch. 40,
Ch. ETF 70, WI Admin. Code
WDC - Program Fact Sheet
WDC Plan and Trust Document
WDC Web site