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File #: 22-4301   
Type: Orange County Local Transportation Authority Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/22/2022 In control: Finance and Administration Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2022 Final action: 8/8/2022
Title: Oversight Controls and Contract Compliance Related to the OC Streetcar Design and Construction Management, Internal Audit Report No. 22-505
Sponsors: Serena Ng, Janet Sutter
Attachments: 1. Transmittal, 2. Staff Report, 3. Attachment A

Title

Oversight Controls and Contract Compliance Related to the OC Streetcar Design and Construction Management, Internal Audit Report No. 22-505

 

Overview

Overview

 

The Internal Audit Department of the Orange County Transportation Authority has completed an audit of oversight, procurement, invoice, and project reporting controls and compliance with policies, procedures, and contracts related to the design and construction management of the OC Streetcar project. The initial scope of the audit included the OC Streetcar construction contract; however, this was excluded at legal counsel direction, and consistent with government auditing standards that require consideration of interference with ongoing legal proceedings. Based on the audit, procurements were handled in compliance with procedures, required status meetings with the Federal Transit Administration are conducted, and quarterly project reports to the Board of Directors are provided. However, recommendations have been made to reconsider the use of a Schedule of Values in firm-fixed price contracts to recover identified overbillings by consultants, to resume preparation of internal project status reports on a monthly basis, and to enhance controls over contract amendments and monitoring of consultant insurance requirements.

 

Recommendation(s)

Recommendation

 

Direct staff to implement five recommendations provided in Oversight Controls and Contract Compliance Related to the OC Streetcar Design and Construction Management, Internal Audit Report No. 22-505.