Report 2014-122 Recommendation 16 Responses
Report 2014-122: Ross Valley Sanitary District: The Board and Management Have Only Recently Begun to Address Significant Weaknesses in the District's Financial and Administrative Functions (Release Date: April 2015)
Recommendation #16 To: Ross Valley Sanitary District
The district should ensure that it hires qualified vendors at a reasonable price by using a competitive process when contracting for professional services. When this is not possible or appropriate given the nature of the services, the district should adequately justify its use of a noncompetitive process (sole-source procurement). In addition, the district should obtain a written description of services to be provided (scope of services) and a cost estimate from legal counsel before engaging in litigation.
6-Month Agency Response
Implemented through the District's Procurement Policy, adopted September 2014 and via subsequent updates.
- Completion Date: October 2014
- Response Date: October 2015
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
The District's recently approved procurement policy will be updated to include clear guidelines for professional services contracting and factors considered in justifying sole source professional services.
- Estimated Completion Date: December 2015
- Response Date: June 2015
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.