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2023-CH-1002-001-A
Status
Open
Date Issued
May 24, 2023
We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Cleveland Office of Public Housing require the Authority to Support the reasonableness of $80,685 paid to a vendor for pest control services without a valid contract or repay its Public Housing Operating Fund or Capital Fund program from non-Federal funds for any amount determined not to be reasonable.
OIG Component Office
Audit
Program Office
Public and Indian Housing
Questioned Costs
$80,685.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Priority
No
Sensitive
No

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  Open
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Funds Put to Better Use
Funds Put to Better Use

Recommendations that funds be put to better use estimate funds that could be used more efficiently. For example, recommendations that funds be put to better use could result in reductions in spending, deobligation of funds, or avoidance of unnecessary spending.

Questioned Costs
Questioned Costs

Recommendations with questioned costs identify costs: (A] resulting from an alleged violation of a law, regulation, contract, grant, or other document or agreement governing the use of Federal funds; (B] that are not supported by adequate documentation (also known as an unsupported cost]; or (C] that appear unnecessary or unreasonable.

Sensitive
Sensitive

Sensitive information refers to information that could have a damaging import if released to the public and, therefore, must be restricted from public disclosure.

Priority
Priority

We believe these open recommendations, if implemented, will have the greatest impact on helping HUD achieve its mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Public and Indian Housing

  • We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Cleveland Office of Public Housing require the Authority to Support the reasonableness of the amounts paid for the two noncompetitively awarded contracts (0917 and 1125) that lacked adequate support for the independent cost estimate and price analysis or repay its Public Housing Operating Fund or Capital Fund program from non-Federal funds for any amount determined not to be reasonable.

  • 2023-CH-1002-001-C
    $48,310.00

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Cleveland Office of Public Housing require the Authority to support the $48,310 in excess costs paid for landscaping services or reimburse its program from non-Federal funds.

  • 2023-CH-1002-001-D
    $57,902.00

    For the contract activities during the period of January 1, 2020, through April 2022, the Director should require the Authority to support the reasonableness of $57,902 paid to three vendors for pest control services without a valid contract or repay its Public Housing Operating Fund or Capital Fund program from non-Federal funds for any amount determined not to be reasonable.

  • For the contract activities during the period of January 1, 2020, through April 2022, the Director should require the Authority to support the reasonableness of the change orders that increased the price of the contract (0216) by more than $1.1 million or repay its Public Housing Operating Fund or Capital Fund program from non-Federal funds for any amount determined not to be reasonable.

  • For the contract activities during the period of January 1, 2020, through April 2022, the Director should require the Authority to support the contract modifications and the reasonableness of the increased costs for four contracts (0824, 0505, 1023 and 0731) or repay its Public Housing Operating Fund or Capital Fund program from non-Federal funds for any amount determined not to be reasonable.

  • Closed on February 02, 2024

    For the contract activities during the period of January 1, 2020, through April 2022, the Director should require the Authority to ensure that its staff is appropriately trained and familiar with Federal procurement requirements regarding cost estimates and cost analyses.

  • For the contract activities during the period of January 1, 2020, through April 2022, the Director should require the Authority to implement adequate procedures and controls, including but not limited to ensuring that (1) proper documentation is maintained, (2) contracts are procured in accordance with Federal and the Authority’s procurement requirements, (3) procurement staff complies with Federal procurement requirements, and (4) payments are appropriately reconciled.

  • Closed on September 06, 2023

    We also recommend that the Director of HUD’s Cleveland Office of Public Housing determine whether the Authority qualifies for an exemption from preaward review.