VA OIG identifies weaknesses in administration of the VA T4NG Contract, place hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at unnecessary risk

“… The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted this audit to determine whether task orders issued under the contract were administered according to federal and VA acquisition regulations, as well as VA national and local policies and procedures…”

“While the OIG identified no violations of federal and VA acquisition regulations, the audit team found oversight weaknesses that, if not corrected, could increase the likelihood of VA conducting business with contractors unable to provide services according to contract requirements. These weaknesses place information technology systems and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at unnecessary risk and potentially harm VA’s ability to fulfill its mission to care for veterans…”

“The OIG made recommendations to address identified deficiencies with improved procedures that program office contracting officer’s representatives and TAC contracting officers should perform. These include determining the method and level of detail required for contracting officer’s representatives to document their review of the acceptability of deliverables and procedures that will provide contracting officers the assurance this review was adequately completed. The OIG also recommended…” Read the full notice here.

Source: VA’s Administration of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation Contract – June 13, 2019. VA OIG.

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