Internal Audit has released a new follow-up report covering operational changes made in response to the Audit of Procurement Process (PDF).
Based on the initial Follow-Up Review of Procurement Process (PDF), significant monitoring improvements have been made to facilitate compliance with applicable purchasing laws for about $278 million in authorized expenditures. In addition, improvements have been made to the City's Procurement Policy Manual, standard operating procedures, and sole source purchase justification documentation. While the City has not been able to implement commodity codes, an alternative, seemingly effective procurement threshold monitoring process has been developed.
Additional details can be found in the full Second Follow-Up Review of Procurement Process Audit (PDF) report.