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.

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†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: July 2014
  • Response Date: December 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

We are working on the changes of our porcedures and will be implemented as soon as possible.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: 12/31/2014
  • Response Date: July 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

The department does not appear to have implemented the draft checklist it developed for its 60-day response.


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.

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

California State Auditor's Assessment of 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

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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