Report 2011-120 Recommendation 33 Responses

Report 2011-120: California Department of Transportation: Its Poor Management of State Route 710 Extension Project Properties Costs the State Millions of Dollars Annually, Yet State Law Limits the Potential Income From Selling the Properties (Release Date: August 2012)

Recommendation #33 To: General Services, Department of

To ensure that the construction unit complies with the State's procurement laws and policies, General Services should require the construction unit to immediately discontinue its current procurement practices that are inconsistent with the State's procurement laws and policies.

6-Month Agency Response

General Services stated that the construction unit has taken actions to discontinue any procurement practices that do not fully comply with state requirements, including the implementation of additional policies and procedures that ensure the rotating of suppliers and obtaining a minimum of two quotes for all purchases. Further, General Services stated that the construction unit headquarters staff are actively monitoring compliance with the new operating requirements.

  • Response Date: February 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

General Services stated that the construction unit has taken actions to discontinue any procurement practices that do not comply with state requirements, including the implementation of additional policies and procedures that ensure the rotating of suppliers and obtaining a minimum of two quotes for all purchases. Further, General Services stated that the construction unit headquarters staff are actively monitoring compliance with the new operating requirements. (See 2013-406, p. 176)

  • Response Date: October 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented


All Recommendations in 2011-120

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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