Department of Transportation
Contracts for Personal and Miscellaneous Services
During the period April 1, 2006 through November 12, 2009, the Department of Transportation (Department) had about 1,231 active personal and miscellaneous service contracts in place with a total value of $2.7 billion. We examined whether the Department was adequately justifying the need to initially contract out for such services and periodically reassessing whether such contracts could be deferred, eliminated or reduced to save State funds. We reviewed a sample of 45 contracts valued at $116.7 million and found that it could justify 26 of the 45 contracts. However, there was no documentation to justify the remaining 19 contracts totaling $68 million. We also determined that, while the Department did reduce contract spending, it did not provide documentation to demonstrate that it was periodically reassessing whether such contracts could be deferred, eliminated or reduced. We recommended certain improvements for the Department to attain savings relating to these contracts.
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