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.
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
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