Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Emergency Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita:  Audit of Program Support Centerís Award Process for a Contract With Information Network Systems, Inc.," (A-03-06-00518)

August 22, 2007


PDF FileComplete Text of Report is available in PDF format (88 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The report is one of several reviews of procurements by PSC and other components of the Department in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

The objective of the audit was to determine whether PSC complied with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation requirements during the award process involving Information Network Systems, Inc.  PSC generally complied with the requirements.  However, PSC did not execute a written determination and findings that no contract type other than a labor-hour contract was suitable, as required by the FAR.

OIG recommended that PSC execute a written determination and findings when awarding labor-hour contracts.  PSC agreed with the recommendation.