Report 2012-301 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2012-301: Judicial Branch Procurement: Six Superior Courts Generally Complied With the Judicial Branch Contracting Law, but They Could Improve Some Policies and Practices (Release Date: March 2013)

Recommendation #8 To: Superior Court of California, County of Sutter

To ensure that transactions reflect the State's priorities regarding businesses owned by disabled veterans, and to comply with requirements in the judicial contracting manual, the courts we reviewed should develop formal policies to implement the DVBE program.

Agency Response*

At the time of filing our initial response to the audit report one outstanding issue remained.

The local contract manual has been revised to include a policy targeting the State's Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) program.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Response Date: May 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

The court provided a copy of its revised manual, which included policies related to the DVBE program. Specifically, the court's manual sets a DVBE participation goal of a minimum of 3 percent of the value of all court contracts in a given fiscal year, names the court's fiscal manager as the DVBE advocate, and states that the court will track its total contract value for DVBE purposes and will determine whether or not the DVBE goal is met on an annual basis.

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†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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