Report 2016-124 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2016-124: Department of General Services and California Department of Technology: Neither Entity Has Provided the Oversight Necessary to Ensure That State Agencies Consistently Use the Competitive Bidding Process (Release Date: June 2017)

Recommendation #12 To: Technology, California Department of

To ensure that it holds agencies accountable for implementing the corrective action plans that they submit with noncompetitive requests, Technology should immediately begin tracking all outstanding corrective action plans and following up to ensure that agencies complete them. For example, Technology should require that an agency include key dates in its corrective action plan that the agency plans to meet to conduct a competitive procurement and report its progress to Technology. Further, Technology should inquire about the steps that agencies have taken before the contract expiration dates in their most recent noncompetitive requests.

6-Month Agency Response

CDT is updating Desktop Work Procedures to provide staff with additional direction to track outstanding Correction Action Plans (CAPs) submitted by an Agency/state entity and inquire about expiring contracts before expiration date. The approved Desktop Work procedures will be distributed to all STP staff on December 20, and discussed at the December 21, STP All Staff meeting.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2017
  • Response Date: December 2017

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


60-Day Agency Response

CDT is almost complete in updating its Desktop Work Procedures to provide staff with additional direction to track outstanding CAPs submitted by an Agency/state entity and to inquire about expiring contracts before their expiration date.

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

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


All Recommendations in 2016-124

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.