Report 2013-302/2013-303 Recommendation 26 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 #26 To: Administrative Office of the Courts

The AOC should implement its plan to review sections of the California Public Contract Code, SAM, and SCM applicable to the judicial branch annually, and more often if there are significant changes, and update the judicial contracting manual as needed. Unless the judicial contracting manual removes the requirement, the AOC should also update its local manual to address construction activities for facilities other than trial courts.

60-Day Agency Response

The AOC has implemented its plan to review sections of the PCC, SAM, and SCM applicable to the judicial branch annually and more often if there are significant applicable changes, so that the Judicial Branch Contracting Manual (JBCM) can be updated as appropriate.

The JBCM was revised to remove the requirement that the AOCs local manual address construction activities for facilities other than trial courts.

  • Completion Date: January 2014
  • Response Date: February 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented


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