Report 2014-116 Recommendation 29 Responses

Report 2014-116: California Department of Consumer Affairs' BreEZe System: Inadequate Planning and Oversight Led to Implementation at Far Fewer Regulatory Entities at a Significantly Higher Cost (Release Date: February 2015)

Recommendation #29 To: Consumer Affairs, Department of

To ensure that it complies with all terms of the BreEZe contract, Consumer Affairs should develop and follow a process for doing so, including documenting how it has met applicable contract terms, such as forwarding all change requests to CalTech.

Agency Response*

The Department has developed a process to ensure that it complies with all terms of the BreEZe contract. This process and documentation format has been added to the project's Contractual Obligations Management Plan (Attachment 4).

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: June 2015
  • Response Date: February 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The Department has a robust process in place to document how each system requirement within the contract has been met which is traceable from initial contract requirement to the implemented system. Following the pending execution of amendment 3 to the BreEZe implementation contract, the contract manager will use a similar robust process for all contract administrative requirements. This process shall document how all terms of the BreEZe contract have been satisfied, including contract terms such as forwarding all change requests to California Department of Technology.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: August 28, 2015
  • Response Date: August 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


Agency Response*

The Department has a robust process in place to document how each system requirement within the contract has been met which is traceable from initial contract requirement to the implemented system. Following the pending execution of amendment 3 to the BreEZe implementation contract, the contract manager will develop a similar robust process for all contract administrative requirements. This process shall document how all terms of the BreEZe contract have been satisfied, including contract terms such as forwarding all change requests to CalTech.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: TBD
  • Response Date: April 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


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†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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