Audit of USAID/Afghanistan's Human Resources and Logistical Support Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Afghanistan establish a separate reconstruction program that will provide prompt implementation of reconstruction action plans for defective structures and ensure that all defective USAID-built structures are reconstructed.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Afghanistan take immediate action to secure and vacate the two occupied defective buildings constructed under the Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Afghanistan complete an implementation plan for the demolition and retrofitting of the five buildings constructed under the Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program, either by compelling Chemonics to perform or by using a third party. If a third party is used, the implementation plan should include requirements to reduce Chemonics' future billings in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.246-5(e) for the cost of demolishing or retrofitting the structures.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Afghanistan revise and reissue the November 2008 Office of Acquisition and Assistance notice on quality assurance to include requirements for quality assurance of construction performed under subcontracts and subagreements.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Afghanistan revise its contracting officer's technical representative designation letter to communicate the need to comply with construction oversight and quality assurance requirements.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Afghanistan develop written procedures covering the types of roads that require engineering oversight and quality assurance.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Afghanistan take appropriate action during each portfolio review to require that all in-progress and completed construction projects during the review cycle are documented and shared with the Office of Infrastructure, Engineering and Energy so that it can ensure that the
existing database of constructions projects is complete and provide engineering quality assurance oversight for those projects lacking it.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Afghanistan establish procedures to grant the mission engineers or their designated representatives the right to communicate directly with the construction contractors or subcontractors on deviations from approved engineering designs.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Afghanistan require that the final subcontract requirements for the design of the new campus for the American University of Afghanistan be reviewed for adherence to appropriate engineering standards.

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Recommendation 10

USAID/Afghanistan require that all engineering drawings related to the American University of Afghanistan campus be reviewed for compliance with specified standards before the mission accepts delivery of the drawings.

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Recommendation 11

USAID/Afghanistan require that the final statement of work clearly identify the continuation of the Afghan Infrastructure Data Center as a core aspect of the follow-on contract, to include training of Afghan Ministries in the maintenance and use of the data center.

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Recommendation 12

USAID/Afghanistan complete all required contractor performance reviews of International Relief and Development, Inc., in accordance with Agency procedures.

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