Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Selected Procurements by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Under Contract 200-2005-11534 Wyeth," (A-04-06-01029)

June 15, 2006

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (648 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.

As part of the Inspector General's broad evaluation of procurements by departmental components during relief operations following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we audited selected procurements under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) contract 200-2005-11534 with Wyeth.  Our objectives were to determine whether CDC complied with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) while making the involved procurements and accurately computed amounts charged to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) based on the actual costs incurred.  We found that CDC complied with applicable parts of the FAR while issuing a delivery order to Wyeth for emergency shipments of vaccines to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and that CDC's claims for reimbursement from FEMA accurately reflected the actual costs incurred.