Report 2016-104 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2016-104: California Public Utilities Commission: It Should Reform Its Rules to Increase Transparency and Accountability, and Its Contracting Practices Do Not Align With Requirements or Best Practices (Release Date: September 2016)

Recommendation #12 To: Public Utilities Commission

The CPUC should use its contract database to track the procurement method for each contract.

1-Year Agency Response

CPUC is scheduled to be a part of the last wave of Fi$Cal implementation, July 2018. The contract office currently uses the FI$CAL System to track procurement methods as well as the current contract management system. The SCPRS FI$CAL system does track procurement by type. Initial steps for evaluating expaneded database tracking are nder way.

  • Completion Date: August 2017
  • Response Date: September 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

CPUC is working with their IT team to ensure the contract database system can track the procurement method adequately.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/2017
  • Response Date: March 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending


60-Day Agency Response

The CPUC Information Technology Branch are currently working to incorporate the procurement method into the contract record management system which records all of the contract information.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/2017
  • Response Date: November 2016

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


All Recommendations in 2016-104

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.