Report 2015-605 Recommendation 3 Responses
Report 2015-605: High Risk - Covered California: It Must Ensure Its Financial Sustainability Moving Forward, and Its Use of Sole-Source Contracts Needs Improvement (Release Date: February 2016)
Recommendation #3 To: Covered California
To comply with state law, Covered California should ensure that its staff comply with the changes to its recently-adopted procurement manual that incorporate contracting policies and procedures that are substantially similar to the provisions contained in the State Contracting Manual.
60-Day Agency Response
The Procurement and Contract Manual was adopted by the Covered California Board in January 2016. Additionally, a Program Contract Management Handbook was issued to all Covered California employees, program areas, and Program Contract Managers along with training for Program Contract Managers in March 2014. A recent refresher training was completed at the end of 2015. Supporting documents will be submitted via the California State Auditor's secure email system.
- Completion Date: January 2016
- Response Date: April 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.