Report 2013-302/2013-303 Recommendation 21 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 #21 To: Court of Appeal, Fifth District

The AOC, HCRC, Supreme Court, and fourth and fifth districts should implement procedures to ensure that required noncompetitive procurement processes, such as preparing justifications and obtaining approval for sole-source procurements, are properly documented.

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: Fully Implemented

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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