Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Coming Soon: Audit on Construction Change Order Pricing

The Washington State Auditor's Office has completed most of their work on their performance audit of Construction Change Order Pricing for seven cities and one county in the state.  

Audit Being Finalized:  The auditor's office has requested the agencies audited to provide their technical review of the draft audit.  Once the auditor makes any changes in the audit based on feedback and corrections from the agencies, they will send the final draft report to the agencies for them to provide their formal written response to the audit.  The formal responses from the agencies will be published in the final audit.  The auditor hopes to publish the audit later this month.

Agencies Who Were Audited:  The following are the agencies that were audited:
  • City of Bellingham
  • City of Everett
  • City of Puyallup
  • City of Richland
  • City of SeaTac
  • City of Shoreline
  • City of Spokane
  • Thurston County
What Are Best Practices?  It promises to be an interesting audit report when it is finally published that will generate a lot of conversation (and some disagreement with the audit) over what practices should be followed.  It probably won't rise to the blockbuster level of some of the previous construction management performance audits that have come from the state auditor. 
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