Report 2013-302/2013-303 Recommendation 24 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 #24 To: Supreme Court of California
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.
1-Year 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.
- Completion Date: July 2014
- Response Date: December 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
6-Month Agency Response
We are working on the changes of our porcedures and will be implemented as soon as possible.
- Estimated Completion Date: 12/31/2014
- Response Date: July 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented
The department does not appear to have implemented the draft checklist it developed for its 60-day response.
60-Day Agency Response
Have developed and implemented a comprehensive check-list to ensure the documentation of fair and reasonable pricing, evaluation and selection process, and justifications and approvals for sole-source purchases are addressed going forward.
- Completion Date: December 2013
- Response Date: February 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented
The Supreme Court has developed a draft checklist to ensure its adheres to procurement requirements. However, the Supreme Court has not yet finalized the document or used it when entering into new contracts.
- Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.