Report 2013-302/2013-303 Recommendation 18 Responses

Report 2013-302/2013-303: Judicial Branch Procurement: Semiannual Reports to the Legislature Are of Limited Usefulness, Information Systems Have Weak Controls, and Certain Improvements in Procurement Practices Are Needed (Release Date: December 2013)

Recommendation #18 To: Court of Appeal, Fifth District

The first and fifth districts should implement procedures to ensure that they consistently document their evaluation and selection process for procurements.

Agency Response*

The Court developed and implemented a comprehensive checklist to ensure the documentation of fair and reasonable pricing, evaluation and selection processes, and justifications and approvals for sole-source purchases are addressed going forward. The checklist was forwarded to the email address below on April 2, 2014.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: December 2013
  • Response Date: June 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The Court has developed and implemented a comprehensive checklist to ensure the documentation of fair and reasonable pricing, evaluation and selection processes, and justifications and approvals for sole-source purchases are addressed going forward.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: November 2013
  • Response Date: February 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

Although the fifth district has drafted a checklist for competitive procurements, it is not yet finalized or implemented.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

All Recommendations in 2013-302/2013-303

†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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