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Strengthen Oversight of Renovation Activities - FAR Part 36, “Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts” - GAO/AIMD-00-21.3.1 (11/99), page 20

The FAR prescribes policies and procedures for acquisitions of supplies and services with federally appropriated funds. FAR Part 36, “Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts,” documents policies and procedures regarding contracting for construction and architect-engineer services.

The guidance requires the use of certain clauses and standard forms that are applicable to contracts for dismantling, demolishing, or removing improvements.

In addition, according to FAR Subpart 36.6, “Architect-Engineer Services,” the Federal Government’s policy is to negotiate architect-engineer services contracts on the basis of the demonstrated competence and qualifications of prospective contractors to perform the services at fair and reasonable prices.

Moreover, GAO’s Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government - GAO/AIMD-00-21.3.1 (11/99), page 20  - states that internal control should generally be designed to assure that ongoing monitoring occurs continually as an integral part of the agency’s operations, including regular management and supervisory activities, comparisons, and reconciliations.

General Recommendations

  • Review the recommendations documented in the engineering consultant’s technical report.
  • Implement the recommendations and document justifications for any deviations from the recommendations contained in the technical report.

SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 6-268-10-006-P August 24, 2010

The recommendations are derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using recommendations.

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