Automated Directives System (ADS) 324.5.6, “End-Use Checks,” requires missions to confirm that USAID-procured commodities are being used as specified in agreements. ADS states that the mission shall carry out, or arrange to have carried out, end-use checks on commodities to confirm their use in accordance with the requirements of the underlying agreement. It is not necessary that every commodity be checked. The mission may determine a representative sampling or percentage of commodities to be checked.
- Develop and implement a procedure to conduct intermittent end-use checks for commodities procured under the program.
Source: 1-521-11-005-P Year: 2011
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- Assets May Have Been Diverted - GAO’s “Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
- Strengthen Commodity Controls - P.L. 480 Handbook
- Options for Unused Equipment - ADS 324.5.4b
- Adequate Controls Over Food Distribution Were Not Fully Implemented - Principle II-3 of the Generally Accepted Commodity Accountability Principles - 22 CFR 211.10(a)
- Storage Conditions for Food Commodities Need Improvement - Generally Accepted Commodity Accountability Principles, Principle IV-2,11 - 22 CFR 211.5(b) - USAID Commodity Reference Guide
- Assets Were Missing, Diverted, and Sold for Profit - GAO publication Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, pages 14 and 15
- Partner Did Not Track or Manage Inventory Effectively - ADS 596.3.1 - GAO’s publication Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
- Sustainability of Facilities Is Questionable - Section 611(e) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
- Contractor’s Property Accounting System Was Not Approved, and Required Reports Were Not Submitted - USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) 752.245-71 - AIDAR 752.245-70 - ADS 6184.108.40.206
- Property Transfers Were Not Appropriate - Title 22 Code of Federal Regulations Part 226, Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, Section 226.34, Equipment - U.S. Government Accountability Office issued Standards for Int
- Inventory is Not Tracked or Managed Effectively - ADS 596.3.1 - U.S. Government Accountability Office’s publication Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government