Report 2009-103 Recommendation 20 Responses

Report 2009-103: Departments of Health Care Services and Public Health: Their Actions Reveal Flaws in the State's Oversight of the California Constitution's Implied Civil Service Mandate and in the Departments' Contracting for Information Technology Services (Release Date: September 2009)

Recommendation #20 To: Public Health, Department of

To make certain that it fairly evaluates offers and supplier responses, Public Health should amend its procedures to include provisions to obtain and retain annual financial interest statements from its offer evaluators.

Agency Response*

Effective November 3, 2009, Public Health issued a policy that requires each staff member who participates in the procurement process to file a conflict-of-interest and confidentiality statement it created. To its procurement checklists, Public Health added a reminder that each member of the evaluation team must complete conflict-of-interest and confidentiality statements. (2011-406, p. 91).

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Response Date: September 2010

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-103

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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