SECTION 15. RECORDS, FISCAL AUDIT
A. Contractor shall maintain such records (the "Records") prepared or obtained by Contractor in conjunction with this Agreement as are deemed necessary by the City. The Records shall (i) be maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, (ii) at all times be the property of the City, (iii) be made available to the City, through its authorized representative, for audit, inspection or copying purposes at any time during normal business hours and as often as the City, through its authorized representative, may deem necessary and (iv) be retained for such purposes for five (5) years from the date of the termination of this Agreement, at which time the City shall have the option of continuing the retention thereof. In the event the Records are not made available to the City in the City of Tampa, the Contractor shall reimburse the City for the reasonable travel expense of the City's representative resulting from said representative's travel to the location where the Records are maintained.
B. Prior to January 31 of each year, Contractor shall annually submit to the City a fiscal audit for the preceding fiscal year (October 1 - September 30) prepared by an independent certified public accountant.
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