Inventory Controls at the State Aluminum Structures Shop

Recently, the Contract Audit section issued an audit report evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls in place at the State Aluminum Structures Shop (SASS) in Oviedo, FL. The SASS is part of the Structures Operations division within the Office of Maintenance (OOM) and serves dual purposes for the department. The SASS’s primary purpose is to store, repair, and deploy temporary bridging for emergency and bridge construction detour operations. The SASS is a vital unit of the department, dedicated to providing maintenance, construction, and fabrication support during times of declared emergency, such as the recent Hurricane Irma, which affected much of … Continue reading Inventory Controls at the State Aluminum Structures Shop

Review of South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.

In February 2017, State Senator Jeff Brandes requested the Florida Department of Transportation (department), Office of Inspector General (OIG), review the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s (SFRTA) Procurement Policy and compare it to the State of Florida procurement requirements. This request was initiated when SFRTA awarded a contract (Agreement 16-010) in excess of $511 million to Herzog Transit Services, Inc. Senator Brandes also requested that the OIG determine if SFRTA followed its Procurement Policy in awarding Agreement 16-010 to Herzog Transit Services, Inc. In preparation for the 2016 Request for Proposal (RFP), SFRTA elected to bundle four contracts for services … Continue reading Review of South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.

Customer Surveys are In!

At the conclusion of our audits and investigations, we send a short survey to department management to assist us in determining whether or not we have met the needs of our customers. We use the responses regarding timeliness, sufficiency and value-added as part of our performance measures and have now included them in our Smart Goals. While we appreciate all responses, as they can only help us to better understand our customers and their needs, we are particularly proud when surveys are returned with responses being “Strongly Agree.” Two audit projects, Information Technology Resource Expenditures Audit (Dennis Mottesheard) and the … Continue reading Customer Surveys are In!

Why are construction contract modification audits performed and how do they add value?

The OIG Contract Audit Section performs construction contract modification audits for many reasons. The overriding reason is to help support the mission of the OIG, which is to promote integrity, accountability and process improvement in the FDOT by providing objective … Continue reading Why are construction contract modification audits performed and how do they add value?