Report 2016-125.1 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report 2016-125.1: The University of California Office of the President: It Has Not Adequately Ensured Compliance With Its Employee Displacement and Services Contract Policies (Release Date: August 2017)

Recommendation #15 To: University of California

To maximize benefits from the systemwide procurement initiative and to ensure that the university uses those benefits for its teaching, research, and public service missions, the Office of the President should study ways to measure actual procurement benefits—possibly focusing this effort on benefits from larger dollar amounts—and if such measurement is not possible, it should clearly disclose to the regents and the public that the amounts it reports are based on estimates.

60-Day Agency Response

The Office of the President will review its reporting process to more clearly identify the reported benefits emanating from definite quantity contracts (contacts governing set quantity purchases) and those benefits emanating from requirement contracts (contracts governing large numbers of future transactions with benefit attainment dependent on forecasted purchases, volumes and contract adoption).

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2018
  • Response Date: October 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

Although the Office of the President indicates it will implement our recommendation, it has yet to take any actions to do so.

All Recommendations in 2016-125.1

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.