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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit Report - Centers for Disease Control Small Purchases," (A-04-90-04016)

February 19, 1992

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (603 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


The objective of this review was to determine if small purchase acquisitions were being accomplished in a manner that is effective, efficient, economical, and in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations. The review disclosed minor procedural and clerical discrepancies related to: (1) improper object class designations, and (2) inappropriate contracting officer signatures on purchase orders. We recommended that CDC's contracting officers routinely verify the accuracy of object class designations so that the resulting accounting information and reports will reflect the goods and services purchased. We also recommended that the CDC's Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) assure proper adherence to the contracting officers' signature requirements. The CDC officials concurred with our findings and recommendations.