Report I2010-2 Recommendation 9 Responses

Report I2010-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Delay in Reassigning an Incompetent Psychiatrist, Misuse of State Resources, Failure to Protect the Security of Confidential Documents, Theft of Registration Fees, and Other Violations of State Law (Release Date: January 2011)

Case Number I2008-1021

Recommendation #9 To: Conservation Corps, California

Implement controls to ensure that staff do not split contracts to evade competitive bidding requirements and that staff obtain and document in the procurement file the appropriate number of price quotations from certified small businesses prior to purchasing goods.

Agency Response From February 2011

The Conservation Corps informed us that it created a procedure in February 2011 that requires field staff to submit bid information with every purchase or service order to ensure that the staff follow the proper procedures regarding bidding documents and price quotations. The procedure also requires business services staff to review the information to ensure compliance.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in I2010-2