Report 2011-504 Recommendation 21 Responses

Report 2011-504: High-Speed Rail Authority Follow-Up: Although the Authority Addressed Some of Our Prior Concerns, Its Funding Situation Has Become Increasingly Risky and the Authority's Weak Oversight Persists (Release Date: January 2012)

Recommendation #21 To: High-Speed Rail Authority, California

To effectively manage its contracts, the Authority should develop procedures to detect and prevent contract splitting.

6-Month Agency Response

According to the Authority, all staff with responsibility for preparing contracts have completed the General Services' training on proper state contracting procedures, including the prohibition against contract splitting. The Authority's contract manual has been updated and provided to Authority employees who have responsibility for preparing contracts. To detect contract splitting, all non-state agency contracts are reviewed prior to execution by the contract specialist within the Authority's contracts and procurement department. (See 2013-406, p. 247)

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

All Recommendations in 2011-504

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.