Contract Procurement Processes Follow-up
While collectively the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Department of Public Health & Environment, and the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure implemented 14 recommendations made in the “Contract Procurement Processes” audit report, eight others have yet to be acted upon or fully implemented. As shown below, all four agencies fully implemented at least some, if not all, recommendations related to conflict-of-interest procedures, while two of three agencies fully implemented all recommendations for contract procurement policies and procedures and for contract data analysis and proposal confidentiality. Public Health & Environment implemented all four of its recommendations, while the Mayor’s Office implemented only one of its six recommendations.
January 7, 2021
In keeping with generally accepted government auditing standards and Auditor’s Office policy, as authorized by city ordinance, the Audit Services Division has a responsibility to monitor and follow-up on audit recommendations to ensure city agencies address audit findings through appropriate corrective action and to aid us in planning future audits.
In our follow-up efforts for the “Contract Procurement Processes” audit report issued in June 2019, we determined the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Department of Public Health & Environment, and the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure collectively implemented 14 of 22 recommendations we made in the original audit report. Despite these agencies’ efforts, auditors determined the risks associated with the audit team’s initial findings have not been fully mitigated. As a result, the Audit Services Division may revisit these risk areas in future audits to ensure the city takes appropriate corrective action.
Since the original audit, the Department of Public Works was renamed the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure. We therefore reference the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure as acting upon the recommendations from the original audit that referenced Public Works for this report.
The Highlights page in this report provides background and summary information about the original audit and the completed follow-up efforts. Following the Highlights page is a detailed implementation status update for each recommendation.
I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the personnel at the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Department of Public Health & Environment, and the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure who assisted us throughout the audit and the follow-up process. For any questions, please feel free to contact me at 720-913-5000.
Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA Auditor
AUDITOR TIMOTHY O'BRIEN, CPA
Denver Auditor´s Office
201 W. Colfax Ave. #705 Denver, CO 80202
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