Contracting for Transportation Services for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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Our overall audit objective was to determine the effectiveness of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division contracting for nontactical vehicles and transportation services in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This audit is in response to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008. We found that the Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division GRD did not effectively administer the task order for transportation services because it did not establish or implement processes for invoice and inventory reconciliation and discrepancy resolution. In addition, it did not establish standard policies for justification and utilization of nontactical vehicles. As a result, discrepancies in vehicle inventories could cost GRD at least 1.2 million a year for vehicles it may not currently have. We also found that GRD could not provide assurance that the contractor complied with all contract requirements for transportation services under task order 17. This occurred because GRD did not develop and implement a quality assurance surveillance plan or ensure that contracting officers representatives adequately documented contractor performance. As a result, GRD cannot validate that it received transportation services totaling approximately 69.9 million. These deficiencies in administration and oversight of contracts for transportation services constitute a weakness in the internal controls. GRD can improve these deficiencies by implementing our recommendations.
- Administration and Management
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Military Forces and Organizations