Report 2015-605 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Covered California
Covered California should improve its project management of contracts to ensure that it allows adequate time so it can use the competitive bidding process as appropriate.
60-Day Agency Response
Covered California implemented a process in 2015, to notify and provide program staff advance notice of contracts, which are set to expire in the next six months. This notice allows staff sufficient time to consult with the contract management staff on the appropriate contracting method necessary to continue or procure the services needed. 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: December 2015
- Response Date: April 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.