Salt Lake County PHA Didn’t Always Procure Goods and Services Properly
HUD’s OIG audited the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake Public Housing Capital Fund grants for fiscal years 2011-2014. Auditors found that the PHA didn’t properly procure its goods or services. All of the PHA’s 25 contracts that were greater than $2,000 from 2011 to 2014 lacked evidence of most if not all parts of the procurement process. The PHA had over $734,000 in unsupported procurement actions.
Auditors recommended that the Director of the Denver Office of Public Housing require the PHA to: (1) provide support for $734,074 in procurement actions executed without proper documentation or repay the unsupported amounts from non-federal funds; (2) develop and implement detailed policies and procedures to ensure that staff and management properly complete all aspects of the procurement process; and (3) obtain procurement training for its staff to improve proficiency in the procurement processes.
- HUD Audit 2016-DE-1001, August 2016