Noncompetitive contracts at the Homeland Security Department totaled about $389 million in fiscal 2012, down from $3.5 billion in fiscal 2008, the DHS office of inspector general says.
The department’s spending on noncompetitive contracts has dropped each year since fiscal 2008, and in the meantime, it has improved its internal oversight of acquisitions, the OIG says in a report dated Feb. 1, 2013 and recently posted online.
For example, out of the 40 noncompetitive awards from 2012 that auditors examined, all those that required written justification had it complete and on file. Problems with justification have fallen since 2008, when 27 percent of justifications in the OIG’s sample were deficient.
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