Audit of USAID/Iraq's Economic Governance II Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Iraq develop a systematic monitoring process for the Economic Governance II Program to collect, record, organize, and track the status of each task required by the contract, or its modification, within 30 days from the issuance of this report.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Iraq review and revise the Economic Governance II Program performance indicators listed in its performance management plan to ensure that they are reasonably attributable to USAID activities, in accordance with USAID's Automated Directives System 203.3.4.2.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Iraq request that the contractor prepare a schedule of all program-funded information technology projects in accordance with USAID's Automated Directives System 548.3.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Iraq review all technology projects and submit those with a minimum cost of $100,000 to USAID's Office of Chief Information Officer/Business, Consulting, and Customer Service Division for approval.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Iraq modify the Economic Governance II Program contract to require that all program-funded activities with an information technology component valued at $100,000 or more over the full information technology project life cycle be submitted to USAID for independent verification and validation review and approval, in accordance with Automated Directives System 548.3.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Iraq's Office of Acquisition and Assistance rescind the prior guidance issued for the subcontract consent threshold and reduce the subcontract consent threshold to the appropriate level.

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Recommendation 7

USAID/Iraq require its Economic Governance II Program contractor to prepare and submit a comprehensive nonexpendable property report of program-funded assets, as required by USAID Acquisition Regulation 752.245-70.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/Iraq require its Economic Governance II Program contractor to complete a nonexpendable property plan, as required by USAID Acquisition Regulation 752.245-71(b).

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Recommendation 9

USAID/Iraq's Economic Growth and Agriculture Office follow established policies and procedures to ensure that annual reports on all nonexpendable property are prepared by its contractors in accordance with USAID Acquisition Regulation 752.245-71(b).

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Recommendation 10

USAID/Iraq's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, in conjunction with input from the Economic Governance II Program contracting officer's technical representative, modify the Economic Governance II Program contract to include the minimum performance reporting requirements that are necessary to monitor the contractor's performance. The schedule should include the content of the required reports, their frequency, and their due dates.

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Recommendation 11

USAID/Iraq update an Office of Economic Growth and Agriculture procedure, dated August 20, 2004, to include a regular review of contracting officer's technical representative work files by the contracting officer's technical representative's supervisor, to ensure that they are being prepared.

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Recommendation 12

USAID/Iraq direct the Economic Governance II Program contractor to modify the subcontract language in the two independent consultant agreements to include the required provision pertaining to the Executive Order on Terrorism Financing and that USAID/Iraq obtain a copy of the modified contract as confirmation.

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