Audit of USAID/Jordan’s Sustainable Achievement of Business Expansion and Quality Project (SABEQ)

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Jordan develop and implement procedures to require the prime contractor to periodically conduct independent financial reviews of for-profit local subcontractors' incurred costs to determine if audits are warranted.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Jordan notify the prime contractor in writing of requirements to conduct incurred costs audits annually, as required by the Guidelines for Financial Audits Contracted by Foreign Recipients.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Jordan develop a list of for-profit subcontractors that require independent financial audits for funding received for fiscal years 2007, 2008, and 2009; notify the local subcontractors in writing to conduct required audits; and develop a plan of action to conduct these audits.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Jordan require its prime contractor to conduct audits of incurred costs for fiscal years 2007, 2008, and 2009, and document and develop a plan of action to conduct these audits.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Jordan contracting officers document the review of the implementing partner's processes to mitigate the risk or perceived risks of a conflict of interest to determine whether there are substantial advantages in competition or whether the overall competitiveness in bidding processes has been impacted negatively.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Jordan provide instruction to its prime contractor to obtain and review antiterrorist certifications for grants under the SABEQ contract, and implement specific procedures to require its prime contractor to obtain antiterrorism certifications before awarding any new grant.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Jordan implement specific procedures as a notice to remind its prime contractor of the antiterrorism certification requirements, and periodically verify that procedures are followed.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Jordan develop and implement procedures that require the contracting officer's technical representative to review and update the project's performance management plan and require current activities to be documented.

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