Audit of USAID's Small Business Utilization Practices

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization implement a plan to continually engage and educate the program and technical offices and contracting officers in the design phase of an acquisition activity.

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Recommendation 2

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization establish small business utilization goals by bureau and office.

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Recommendation 3

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and the Office of Acquisition and Assistance issue guidance that defines key areas of authority and strengthens policies and procedures over the review of proposed subcontracting plans and on monitoring and enforcing approved subcontracting plans.

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Recommendation 4

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and the Office of Acquisition and Assistance train procurement personnel on the review of proposed subcontracting plans and on monitoring and enforcing approved subcontracting plans.

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Recommendation 5

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and the Office of Acquisition and Assistance implement an Agency-wide mechanism to track active prime contracts that have approved subcontracting plans.

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Recommendation 6

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance fix the external reporting configuration error in Global Acquisition and Assistance System and document the result. In addition, actions that are not reported to the Federal Procurement Data System must be identified and recorded according to Office of Management and Budget policies.

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Recommendation 7

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance correspond with the appropriate agencies to resolve how personal services contracts data are reported in the Federal Procurement Data System and document the resolution.

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Recommendation 8

The Office of Acquisition and Assistance reassess data entry and validation controls over key small business data elements and make the necessary adjustments to strengthen the controls in the information technology systems and document the results.

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Recommendation 9

the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and the Office of Acquisition and Assistance implement guidance to reflect current operating policies and procedures for the small business utilization program.

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Recommendation 10

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and the Office of Acquisition and Assistance assess and strengthen controls over The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization's automated screening of solicitations so that all required actions are routed appropriately and document the results.

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