Ebola Experience Highlights Opportunities To Strengthen USAID’s Award

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Director of OAA implement policies and procedures for procurements related to transporting the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance's emergency commodities. Policies and procedures should require the segregation of duties-so that Transportation contracting officers have clear lines of authority and adequate management oversight-and routine updates to the division's Web page so that it contains current, accurate information.

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Recommendation 2

The Director of OAA update the Transportation Division's portion of USAID's Web site to reflect current information, and provide guidance to potential contractors on the procurement process for Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance emergency commodity transportation.

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Recommendation 3

The Director of OAA initiate the closeout of award AID-OAA-O-15-00003.

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Recommendation 4

The Director of OAA deobligate the reported unliquidated balance of $11,532,247 from award no. AID-OAA-O-15-00003, and put the funds to better use.

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Recommendation 5

The Director of OAA review its Ebola portfolio, and verify that each applicable award file is entered completely into the Agency Secure Image and Storage Tracking database.

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Recommendation 6

The Director of OAA review its current training program on the use of the Agency Secure Image and Storage Tracking database, and incorporate identified improvements to promote greater policy
compliance.

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Recommendation 7

The Director of OAA review its Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance Ebola portfolio and confirm that each of the awards has an agreement officer's representative designated by the agreement officer and that the designation letter is in the official award file.

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