Report 2011-504 Recommendation 24 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 #24 To: General Services, Department of

To ensure that the Authority is complying with state contracting rules and is following the guidelines of the State Contracting Manual , General Services should conduct a procurement audit of the Authority by January 1, 2013.

6-Month Agency Response

Effective May 1, 2012, General Services indicated that the Authority lacks sufficiently trained staff to conduct procurements and subsequently decreased the Authority's purchasing authority to the minimum level of $4,999.99. Thus, General Services now conducts all of the Authority's purchases above $4,999.99. As a result of decreasing the Authority's purchasing authority, it is not necessary for General Services to conduct a procurement audit. (See 2013-406, p. 248)

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.