Report 2018-114 Recommendation 25 Responses
Report 2018-114: Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: The Departments of General Services and Veterans Affairs Have Failed to Maximize Participation and to Accurately Measure Program Success (Release Date: February 2019)
Recommendation #25 To: Motor Vehicles, Department of
To ensure that DVBE participation data are reported accurately and consistently, DMV should implement or strengthen a review process to ensure that DVBE participation amounts entered into its data systems or FI$Cal are accurate. This review process should include verification, on a sample basis, of the amounts awarded to, and the certification status of, the DVBE contractor or subcontractor for high-value contracts that include DVBE participation.
60-Day Agency Response
DMV concurs with the recommendation. The DMV takes the DVBE program very seriously and continues to be committed to exceeding the three-percent goal for state governmental agencies. Additional training was conducted to ensure staff are following proper procedures. Further, beginning February 2019, DMV is implementing a quarterly process to check Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise amounts awarded and certification status for high-value contracts exceeding $100,000. In the interim, to assure program management that the error found during the audit is not a widespread problem, DMV's Internal Audits Office randomly sampled 20 contracts of varying amounts awarded and found the DVBE calculations were correct on all 20 contracts.
- Completion Date: February 2019
- Response Date: April 2019
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.