Report 2013-302/2013-303 Recommendation 18 Responses

Report 2013-302/2013-303: Judicial Branch Procurement: Semiannual Reports to the Legislature Are of Limited Usefulness, Information Systems Have Weak Controls, and Certain Improvements in Procurement Practices Are Needed (Release Date: December 2013)

Recommendation #18 To: Court of Appeal, Fifth District

The first and fifth districts should implement procedures to ensure that they consistently document their evaluation and selection process for procurements.

6-Month Agency Response

The Court developed and implemented a comprehensive checklist to ensure the documentation of fair and reasonable pricing, evaluation and selection processes, and justifications and approvals for sole-source purchases are addressed going forward. The checklist was forwarded to the email address below on April 2, 2014.

  • Completion Date: December 2013
  • Response Date: June 2014

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


60-Day Agency Response

The Court has developed and implemented a comprehensive checklist to ensure the documentation of fair and reasonable pricing, evaluation and selection processes, and justifications and approvals for sole-source purchases are addressed going forward.

  • Completion Date: November 2013
  • Response Date: February 2014

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

Although the fifth district has drafted a checklist for competitive procurements, it is not yet finalized or implemented.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

All Recommendations in 2013-302/2013-303

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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