Report 2014-301 Recommendation 7 Responses

Report 2014-301: Judicial Branch Procurement: Five Superior Courts Did Not Consistently Follow Judicial Branch Contracting Practices (Release Date: November 2014)

Recommendation #7 To: Superior Court of California, County of Alameda

To improve its procurement practices and comply with the judicial contracting manual, the Alameda court should ensure that it maintains proper documentation in its procurement files to justify its decisions to enter into noncompetitive procurements.

60-Day Agency Response

The Court will ensure that proper justification and support are provided should it enter into any noncompetitive contracts. The Court has updated its annual plan to include additional cells to include contract expirations so that it can anticipate appropriate action ahead of the end date. This is a manual process so the Court will seek alternative methods for automating the tracking of contract expiration dates in SAP.

**RESPONSE** 6 and 7 are reversed. The Annual plan supports documentation that pertains to Response *6

  • Completion Date: December 2014
  • Response Date: January 2015

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

All Recommendations in 2014-301

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.