Report 2011-504 Recommendation 24 Responses
Report 2011-504: High-Speed Rail Authority Follow-Up: Although the Authority Addressed Some of Our Prior Concerns, Its Funding Situation Has Become Increasingly Risky and the Authority's Weak Oversight Persists (Release Date: January 2012)
Recommendation #24 To: General Services, Department of
To ensure that the Authority is complying with state contracting rules and is following the guidelines of the State Contracting Manual , General Services should conduct a procurement audit of the Authority by January 1, 2013.
6-Month Agency Response
Effective May 1, 2012, General Services indicated that the Authority lacks sufficiently trained staff to conduct procurements and subsequently decreased the Authority's purchasing authority to the minimum level of $4,999.99. Thus, General Services now conducts all of the Authority's purchases above $4,999.99. As a result of decreasing the Authority's purchasing authority, it is not necessary for General Services to conduct a procurement audit. (See 2013-406, p. 248)
- Response Date: August 2012
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.