Accession Number:

ADA499305

Title:

FY 2007 DoD Purchases Made Through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Descriptive Note:

Audit

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-21

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

As required by Public Law 109-364, John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, we did the second review regarding DoD contracting through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA. The main objective was to determine whether DoD and VA improved their interagency purchasing practices since our last audit. The VA contracting officials and DoD management officials showed some improvement, but still did not consistently comply with procurement regulations when making assisted acquisitions through VA. Specifically, this review disclosed problems with acquisition planning, sole-source justifications, price reasonableness determinations, contract administration, and the bona fide needs rule. As a result, DoD organizations making purchases through VA had no assurance that the purchases were based on best value or that VA used effective and efficient acquisition procedures, and DoD continued to incur potential Antideficiency Act violations. The internal controls were not adequate. We identified weaknesses in acquisition strategies.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE