Report 2011-504 Recommendation 22 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 #22 To: High-Speed Rail Authority, California

To effectively manage its contracts, the Authority should begin awarding contracts with a sufficient amount of lead time.

6-Month Agency Response

The Authority provided a schedule of contract expiration dates to ensure that contract managers receive timely notifications from the contract unit of contract expiration dates. Additionally, the Authority asserted that its contract manual contains language ensuring adequate lead time in the contract award process. (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.